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Hockey vs. Hunger - Please Support This Week

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014 by Paul Deen

A message from your Team Co-Captain Jack O'Brien:


We are all trying to collect food this week.  Please bring anything you can to the boxes in the front of the Media Center so we can contribute as a team and a school.




Hockey vs. Hunger


Who:     Rye Garnets Varsity and Modified Hockey Teams

What:    Joining forces with Westchester and Connecticut ice hockey teams to take on a

              common rival: Hunger.

When:     Monday Jan 27th to Sunday, Feb 2nd

Where:    Collection boxes located at Rye Middle School front office and Rye High School 

                Media Center and RCDS rink

Why:      To help stock the shelves of The Carver Center Food Pantry** in Port Chester, NY


ITEMS NEEDED: Rice, Cooking Oil, Dry or Canned beans, Canned Fruit, Canned Soup, Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Cereal, Shelf Stable Milk, Pasta.



**The Carver Center Food Pantry in Port Chester continues to experience notable increases in the number of families they serve.  On average, they need to have enough food to feed 1,400 people every month, and with assistance from their extended community, they strive to consistently meet that goal. The Food Pantry is a grocery store-style food pantry, one of only three in the town of Port Chester, and the only one that is grocery store-style. Eligible individuals and families shop once a month for 3 days worth of emergency and supplemental food. A walk-in refrigerator was recently installed, allowing the pantry to offer fresh produce on a daily basis. The adjacent Clothing Pantry supplies gently used clothing as well as some household items, baby items and toys. The Food Pantry is open five days a week and serves nearly 1,200 individuals a month.

The Food Pantry also serves as a distribution site for produce from God’s Green Market, in partnership with All Souls Parish at The Presbyterian Church in Port Chester.  Volunteers from All Souls grow and harvest the produce at the Port Chester Middle School. Carver also works with Rye Community Synagogue and other local urban farmers in order to sustain the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables.

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