Thanksgiving, Being Thank-FULL?

In the United States, 40 percent of food goes to waste.

November 2, 2020

In the United States, 40 percent of food goes to waste. Thanksgiving to most means, family, friends, and forkfuls of food. Rockland Green is encouraging our Rockland residents to be mindful, while you’re prepping for your Thanksgiving feast, of the amount of food being wasted on this particular holiday

Giving Back

We love food and spending time with our families on Thanksgiving, but this holiday can be a great opportunity to consider donating to those who may be in need of a little support during this time.

Food banks face high traffic around the holidays and are often in need of seasonal staple food items. If you find yourself with extra food supplies, the following items are encouraged for donation:

  • Frozen Meats (turkey, ham, etc)
  • Potatoes (raw or boxed)
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Canned Vegetables (corn, peas, beans, carrots, yams, etc.)
  • Bottled Beverages (bottled water, juices, teas, etc)
  • Parmalat, powdered milk, evaporated & soy

Where To Donate

There are over 40 food pantries and feeding programs through Rockland County that serve over 300,000 meals per month! We’ve listed the local Central Rockland Food Pantries and Feeding Programs.

  • Meals on Wheels (Eligible Clients Only)
    Location: 121 W. Nyack Rd. Nanuet
    Phone:624.MEAL (6325)
  • People To People
    Location: 121 W. Nyack Rd. Nanuet
    Phone: (845) 623-4900
  • Rhoda Bloom Food Pantry
    Location: 450 West Nyack Rd., West Nyack
    Phone: (845) 354-2121, X14
  • St Paul's Food Cupboard
    Location: Paul's School – 365 Kings Hwy. Valley Cottage
    Phone: (845) 268-4464
  • TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal)
    Location: 209 Rte. 9W, Congers, NY
    Phone: (845) 268-8024

Not located in the Central Rockland area? Find your community Food Pantry & Feeding programs at Rockland Community Against Hunger. If you’re in need of food or would like to donate or volunteer, please contact a Food Pantry or Feeding Program in your area.