And for Helping to Move Nearly 1,000 lbs of Food
Stone Ridge, NY
Thanks to Emmanuel’s Marketplace for Supporting the Pantry at SUNY Ulster
The Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Campus Ministry Committee and SUNY Ulster would like to publicly thank Emmanuel’s Marketplace in Stone Ridge for its continued support of the Pantry at SUNY Ulster.
Emmaunel’s owner, Emmanuel Gerondaras, its managers, Patricia Phillips and James Phillips, and volunteers, Daniel Schermerhorn and Harry Whaley, have tirelessly donated their time and physical strength. The group helped move nearly 1,000 pounds of food, before the opening on the Stone Ridge Campus.
The generosity of Emmanuel’s Marketplace is helping to make a huge impact on battling food insecurity in the county. Approximately three in every twenty Ulster County residents, at times, may lack adequate food to meet basic nutritional needs.
During 2016, The SUNY Ulster Food Pantry was open for business for only eight days, a total of sixteen hours. In that short amount of time, 3,742 pounds of food were distributed. 300 pounds were donated and 3,442 pounds were purchased through a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Data collected shows an inspiring realization: in just sixteen hours, more than 288 people in need were provided life-saving groceries.
Thank you, Emmanuel’s Marketplace, for your help in strengthening the community we all live in.
The Pantry at SUNY Ulster is located on the Stone Ridge Campus, in Vanderlyn Hall Room 155. Beginning March 22, The Pantry will be open Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and is available to those in need from the SUNY Ulster community.
Emmanuel’s Marketplace staff members who helped move nearly 1,000 pounds of food (left to right) Daniel Schermerhorn, James Phillips and Harry Wiley.
The Rev. Robin L. James, St. Andrew’s New Paltz and Campus Chaplain – Episcopal Diocese of NY, in a moment of thankfulness, wonder, and joy as she stands in stacks of donated food.