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 http://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids 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  - https://regionalfoodbank.net

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley  -  https://foodbankofhudsonvalley.org

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 
845-808-1500 

Patterson Presbyterian Food Pantry 
1059 Route 311 
Patterson, NY  12563 
845-878-3961

Brewster Community Food Pantry 
10 Park Street 
Brewster, NY  10509 
914-649-8002

New Life Community Food Pantry 
29 Marshall Court 
Patterson, NY  12563
845-278-9407

St. John Evangelist Food Pantry 
221 E. Lake Blvd. 
Mahopac, NY  10541
845-628-2006

Putnam CAP Food Pantry 
121 Main Street 
Brewster, NY  10509 
845-278-8021 
www.putnamcap.org
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 
845-278-8021
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 , 110 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY  10512   

https://putnamcountyny.com/social services  
845-808-1500 EXT. 45233 

For SNAP, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), and Temporary Assistance benefits, and to get information on WIC, and other programs , families can apply on-line at https://www.MyBenefits.ny.gov