The Greenwood Lake Food Pantry would like to again thank all the individuals and organizations who came forward to assist us in creating and distributing food baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hanukkah. We were able to distribute over 150 baskets of turkey or chicken and all the trimmings to families in Greenwood Lake for the holidays; enabling them to have traditional and delicious meals.
We have so many generous benefactors; I hope I don’t miss any. Special thanks to the Friends of Jesse Dwyer, the Greenwood Lake Elks Club and Bill Cerone for their fundraiser that was held on Fri., Dec. 6. We received a very generous financial donation as well as two carloads of food and turkeys. The Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce donated turkeys and the Tuxedo H.S. National Honor Society and the Junior National Honor Society held a food drive and donated all to our Pantry. ShopRite of Warwick provided 50 free turkeys; Price Chopper gave a gift card; and Hannaford of Middletown donated 125 “Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Boxes.” And we can’t forget the Jersey Paddleboard’s SantaPalooza that gave us a carload of donations!
Then there are the wonderful residents of Greenwood Lake who stopped by and dropped off turkeys, food, toiletries and money. We have a terrific community here and are very grateful for all their support. And of course all the volunteers at the Pantry; we couldn’t do any of this without their dedication.
Brenda Pender, Sandy Holz and “Santa Bob” do a fabulous job of coordinating the Angel Tree in the Post Office. They spend many hours setting up the tree, organizing and gathering the gifts and distributing them to our local families.
We are truly blessed here in Greenwood Lake. Thanks to everyone who reached out to help us; apologies to anyone that we may have missed!
PRESIDENT OF THE G.L. FOOD PANTRY