Find a Summer Meal Site Near You!

The Carmel Central School District has partnered with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Door Dash 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 13 - August 31, 2022.  During the final week of the program, school-aged children will receive a backpack with school supplies.  This program is for families with students who are certified for free or reduced price school meals and is limited to 100 Putnam households.  You must be a resident of Putnam County to participate.  To participate, please visit Putnam - United Way of Westchester and Putnam (   

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  -

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 

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. 

St. Columba Church Food Pantry
835 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY  12533  

No Strings Attached Food Pantry  
609 Route 82     
Hopewell Junction, NY  12533   


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 

To apply for SNAP (Food Stamps) (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in Putnam County:  
Putnam County Department of Social Services , 110 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY  10512 services  
845-808-1500 EXT. 45233 

New York State Websites  
For information on 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