In 2015, we said good-bye to our friend and steadfast pantry
supporter the Reverend Mark F. Phillips, who relocated out-of-state
to be closer to family and friends. We miss his cheerful presence.
We also said farewell to church sexton John Burns, who decided it was
time to take a much deserved retirement. John and his wife will travel
more frequently to their favorite holiday destinations, but will remain in
the Sag Harbor area.
We welcomed pastor, Reverend Christopher Mergener
and the new church sexton, Tom Cartino.
Our thanks to the members of the session and congregation of
The First Presbyterian (Old Whalers' Church)
for allowing the year round use of the church's entire cellar space
as our pantry storage area, and for permitting the pantry use of
both the kitchen and the social hall areas of the church
for food distribution every Tuesday.
The pantry volunteers are delighted to work in this beautiful
historic building which originated in 1766,
and was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
We are very appreciative of the efforts of the farmers working the fields at the Food Pantry Farm (at Ecco Farms). Thanks to the this wonderful non-profit group, from spring through late fall, every Tuesday our pantry is able to offer our clients beautiful, freshly picked produce from the farm.
For more information about the work of the Food Pantry Farm,
We thank our dedicated volunteers without whom we could not continue to serve the needy every Tuesday.
And to Chris Jim, Tom and Pam, our wonderful
helpers who do so much of the heavy lifting.
We simply could not do it without your help.
Our heartfelt thanks to all
The Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization incorporated in the State of New York