Patchogue food pantry adds second day to meet demand

The pantry serves between 125-150 families a week, so volunteers and church leaders say the extra day was needed to serve the community.

Kurt Semder

Jul 1, 2024, 9:50 PM

Updated 18 days ago

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The food pantry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Patchogue had been available for people in need every Thursday, but starting Monday, it will be open twice a week.
The pantry serves between 125-150 families a week, so volunteers and church leaders say the extra day was needed to serve the community.
The pantry is set up like a grocery store, allowing people to choose which items they would like to bring home. There’s also a soup kitchen and thrift store on site to help people further.
RISE Life Services operates the pantry along with the church – giving people in their program with special needs the opportunity to work at the pantry – giving them vocational and social experience, along with the feeling of helping others.
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