Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) operates Fred's Pantry.
The pantry provides healthy, nutritious food to hungry residents in a welcoming environment that respects each client’s inherent dignity. Goal: We seek to help ameliorate the stress of hunger and food insecurity among low-income families. Our model is "farm to pantry" so we source a majority of our food from local farms and area businesses with an emphasis on fresh foods that support a healthy community.
Toiletries & diaper donations are ALWAYS needed & appreciated!
Please contact Arthur Holmes, Fred's Pantry Coordinator at 845-260-1236 prior to making a delivery . Alternatively, you can contact Jeff Miller, CHHOP Operations Manager at 914-736-2636. Our food distribution does NOT take place at our primary location of 200 North Water Street
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.