Find a Summer Meal Site Near You!

For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, summer months can be stressful when family food budgets have to be stretched even further.  Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meal sites across New York State.  Visit or call Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).  

In addition, the following resources are also  available.   Please visit the websites below or call the phone numbers listed for more information including days and hours of operation.  

Food Banks and Food Pantries

Putnam Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York  -

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley  -

Kent Public Library
17 Sybil's Crossing
Kent Lakes, NY  10512
Call the Library @ 845-225-8585 or email to arrange a weekly grocery pickup! Food includes pantry staples and fruit.  
*Program is intended for children and families in need.  Limited to 1 bag of groceries per week.  

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is teaming up with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and DoorDash to provide supplemental fresh produce as well as books and activities to low-income families of school-aged children on a weekly basis from July 7 - August 18, 2021.  This program is for families with students that qualify for free or reduced lunch.  You must be a resident of Putnam County to participate.  To sign up go to

Gilead Presbyterian Church Food Pantry  
9 Church Street
Carmel, NY  10512
(845) 225-4586

Salvation Army - East Putnam Food Pantry 
110 Old Route 6, Building #2
Carmel, NY  10512 

Patterson Presbyterian Food Pantry 
1059 Route 311 
Patterson, NY  12563 

Brewster Community Food Pantry 
10 Park Street 
Brewster, NY  10509 

New Life Community Food Pantry 
29 Marshall Court 
Patterson, NY  12563

St. John Evangelist Food Pantry 
221 E. Lake Blvd. 
Mahopac, NY  10541

Putnam CAP Food Pantry 
121 Main Street 
Brewster, NY  10509 
Offered once a month.  Intake required with Social Worker, including proof of residency, income and household members. 

Soup Kitchen 

Putnam CAP Soup Kitchen 
First Baptist Church of Brewster
460 Main Street 
Brewster, NY  10509 
Free lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Sign name to get a meal.  No bathroom.  

Other Resources 

SNAP (Food Stamps) (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in Putnam County:  

Putnam County Department of Social Services services  
845-808-1500 EXT. 45233 
Can apply on-line at