Hudson Valley

Hunger Relief Resources

Second Chance Foods is committed to improving access to nourishing foods in our community and does this through partnerships with hunger relief organizations. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have the capacity to directly provide food to individuals. If you or someone you know are in need of assistance please use the resources on this page to find help near you.

Additional Resources

Second Chance Foods partnership programs

Bountiful Meals for Seniors

In partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam, Second Chance Foods stocks grab and go meals in freezers located in the Cold Spring and Putnam Valley Senior Centers. Read more about this partnership here. 

two boxes filled with groceries

Community Supported Nutrition Boxes

CSN boxes are a partnership with Mt Carmel Baptist Church in Brewster and County Legislator Toni Addonizio that provides weekly boxes of meals and groceries to over 300 people. Currently at capacity, we hope to grow this program in 2024.

Fareground

“Take what you need, leave what you can” is the motto of Fareground. This is a mutual aid nonprofit with a variety of programs. They stock Tiny Food Pantries and Community Fridges with food in addition to hosting Free Food Marketplaces – open to anyone. To find a Tiny Food Pantry or event near you visit them at www.Fareground.org 

Hope on a Mission (HOAM)

Hope On A Mission (HOAM) is a street outreach ministry seeking to restore dignity, with love & grace, to homeless, addicted women (and men) in the streets of Poughkeepsie, NY, and beyond. They host Pop-up Provisions events throughout the city, four times a week, every week, all year long. For more information visit www.HopeonaMission.org

box of bananas, oranges, blueberries, and other rescued fruits

Putnam CAP

Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP), is a component of Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP). They operate a food pantry on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For more information about their pantry and to view eligibility visit www.PutnamCAP.org 

All Hunger Partnerships

Second Chance Foods provides meals and/or groceries to the following organizations: 

  • Brewster Community Food Pantry 
  • Church of the Holy Spirit (Westchester)
  • CoveCare 
  • Fareground (Dutchess)
  • Fishkill Food Pantry (Dutchess)
  • Gilead Food Pantry (Putnam)
  • Glory2Gof Ministries (Orange)
  • Hope On A Mission (Dutchess)
  • Let it Shine Food Pantry (Westchester)
  • Mount Carmel Baptist Church
  • New Era Creative Space (Dunbar Heights, Westchester)
  • Ossining Food Pantry (Westchester)
  • Pacific House The Homeless Shelter in Danbury (CT)
  • Patterson Food Pantry (Putnam)
  • Peekskill Salvation Army (Westchester)
  • Phillipstown Food Pantry (Putnam)
  • Putnam CAP
  • St John’s Food Pantry (Putnam)
  • Putnam Cornell Cooperative Extension

Contact Us

Looking for food?

Though we wish we could nourish everyone in need, Second Chance Foods does not directly distribute meals or groceries to individuals at this time. We utilize existing programs in the community and supplement their food with our meals and groceries. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please refer to our resource page here for our partnerships and local options.

Mailing Address:

P.O.Box 93
Carmel, NY 10512

Kitchen Address:

116 Federal Hills Rd Brewster, NY 10509

*please note we do not keep "hours" at the kitchen at this time. If you are looking to donate food please contact Kathryn@SecondChanceFoods.org or call 845-723-1302

Phone:

General Questions please contact Associate Director Stephanie Purcell 845-723-1311

Volunteer Questions contact Volunteer Coordinator Heather Marinelli 845-723-1309

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Second Chance Foods is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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