UPDATED August 19th, 2020

This list is a guide to services and organizations assisting individuals with issues of food insecurity. It encompasses the western part of Sullivan County NY and stretches into the area around Honesdale PA in Wayne County. It is by no means comprehensive, and is a work in progress.

During a time of profound uncertainty, so many people were asking how they could help. The list was started as a means to generate interest in donations and volunteerism. Because this crisis is fluid, with information changing frequently, it is crucial that the details remain relevant and accurate. If you feel that I have listed something incorrectly, by all means, do let me know. Or, if you are aware of a group, or individual, who is working to help this community, and you believe they should be included, please send me an email: [email protected].

Share widely with friends, acquaintances and with anyone else to whom it might be of interest. Remember, no amount of generosity is too small. Collectively, we can absolutely make a difference here. When we emerge from this, which we will, let’s promise to address seriously the issues of inequity and inequality in this place we call home.  





Call: 845-807-0925  Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

In an effort to aid the most vulnerable populations affected by Covid-19, Sullivan County has opened an Emergency Community Assistance Center call line. 

“Our Public Health Services call line has been inundated with requests for help and information, and this new Assistance Center will ensure those who are unable to leave their homes can receive the assistance they need,” explained County Manager Joshua Potosek. “At the same time, the Center will field calls from those seeking to offer help and connect them with the right people and locations.”

Led by Community Resources Commissioner Laura Quigley – the center accepts calls at 845-807-0925.

Assistance will be prioritized to senior citizens, the physically disabled, and others unable to shop for food, medicine and other necessities.

Callers with health questions or other concerns should continue to dial Public Health Services’ hotline at 845-292-5910.

The Assistance Center operators will also welcome those who are seeking to offer time, money, goods or services to people and organizations in need.



These folks have stepped in to fill a crucial void right now: non-perishable foods/meals and hygiene products being delivered to those in need in Sullivan County. 

SALT is a collaboration of community based organizations and health & human service agencies working together to identify gaps in services, improve communication between providers, and maximize resources to address the needs of our diverse communities.

ENGN & SALT, in partnership with area school districts, the County’s Emergency Community Assistance Center and others, are sweeping the county, delivering much needed food and hygiene products to more than 400 people each week. 

Strategic drop off spots in the County where individuals can leave donations are at The Miss Monticello Diner and at the Weigh Station/ENGN on Lower Main St. in Callicoon. They will be making daily pickups resulting in the distribution to needy (or forgotten members of the County).  They are also collaborating with the County by dropping items off to the County Emergency Preparedness folks to distribute as well.

Individuals or families in need of food or other resources can contact the Cornell Cooperative extension at 845-596-0075

Or email: [email protected]

Please consider making either a cash donation or a donation of food/hygiene products.

To make a donation online: http://engncntr.com

*They are getting some donated food from the generous women at The Callicoon Pantry, Early Bird Cookery, The Catskills Food Hub & others. 



The ongoing mission of A Single Bite is to empower young people to care about the food they eat and where it comes from. 

With schools closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, they have shifted their food-based mission to help feed local families at serious risk of hunger. 

A Single Bite is now delivering over 2500 family meals every week to our neighbors in every school district in Sullivan County. More families are requesting their assistance every day. Your support will help them deliver these meals each week at a cost of $8 per person.

Foster Supply is contributing all associated labor and overhead costs for as long as needed. Transportation is being provided by volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Liberty, Monticello and Livingston Manor as well as the Tri-Valley Lion’s Club and the Fallsburg Lion’s Club. However, A Single Bite is looking for additional volunteers to help deliver food to families during the week over the summer holiday. Especially in this western part of the county. Typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.*** In an effort to support the local economies, Foster Supply is purchasing as much product as possible from producers in the area, many of whom are seeing as much as a 90% decrease in revenue due to this crisis. Foster Supply is working to do all they can to keep them from shutting down.

A Single Bite was founded by Sims Foster, along with his wife and partner Kirsten Harlow Foster, co-founders of Foster Supply Hospitality.

***If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals to families, throughout the summertime – especially in this western part of the county, please email [email protected] or call 845-482-1030 Volunteers must have their own vehicle and preferably have a good knowledge of the area. All deliveries are contactless.

If you would be interested in partnering with them at your school or as a volunteer, please contact them.

To make an online donation:


*Please be aware that the FUND for A SINGLE BITE is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Donation by check: 

CFOS – Fund for A Single Bite 

Mailed to:

A Single Bite

PO Box 595, Youngsville, NY 12791

*Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan launched the CFOS COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate and longer-term needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan counties.

This fund will be issuing grants to established non profit organizations that provide front-line services to our most vulnerable populations – food for our neediest families and essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems. The impacts of the novel coronavirus are uncertain and continue to mount.  The COVID-19 Response Fund will be a funding resource for those in need.

To make a donation online:



The Foundation’s Response Fund is distributing grants up to $5,000 to organizations providing critical needs in the wake of COVID-19.  They continue to receive applications each day, but the majority seem to be Orange County based.  They want to be sure they are supporting those in need throughout our catchment area and ask that you please share news of this funding opportunity in your networks to expand their reach throughout the county.  It’s been in all of the papers but word of mouth continues to be their best advertising.    

The link below has background on the fund, a full list of grantees to date and the grant application.  The Review Committee is meeting as needed every 3-5 days to review applications and make decisions so it’s a quick turnaround on funds.  They are also considering second grants to organizations previously funded. Please feel free to spread far and wide, including on social media.    


Or, call for more information: (845) 769-9393




This program has now transitioned to the county Food Pantry program will increase its distribution from once to twice a month, in June, to meet the communities’ ongoing needs. All pantries will have 2 distribution dates.

Link for county Food Pantry locations and schedule.


The county, in partnership with the Wayne County Community Foundation and the local school districts, created the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Program (EFRP), to provide groceries to anyone of any age who is  in need.

In four weeks of food distributions, the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Program provided hundreds of bags of groceries, serving more than 1,617 families. 

To register, please call The Wayne County Aging Office at Aging Office at 570-253-4262  Please be prepared with the last four digits of the Social Security numbers and dates of birth for each member of the household.

The Wayne County Community Foundation created this fund as a response to the community’s need for emergency food support during the current Covid-19 crisis. They are distributing funds across the county to serve as many people as possible. They are also helping to supply emergency food providers including, but not limited to, the Wayne County Pantry Program, The Cooperage Project and various churches and community groups that are providing the community with food and pantry items. 

Your donation will be used to help purchase and distribute food and supplies.

Donations can be made online:


Send a donation by check to:

Wayne County Community Foundation

214 9th Street

Honesdale, PA  18431

*All donations are tax-deductible and will be used to purchase food to be given to those in need. 



A broad, county-sponsored, community-based collaboration focused on the projects, resources, and infrastructure needed to move Wayne County, its people, its culture and its economy into a vibrant future. 

They have mobilized their knowledge and resources to create a central information hub for those seeking assistance during this time of crisis. 

To make a donation online:


Link to site detailing countywide relief services, including a comprehensive list of food pantries and groups providing meals:


Application for the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Program:




The Catskill Regional Medical Center Foundation has created an Emergency Coronavirus Fund to help purchase specialized equipment needed by hospital staff to care for patients as the need arises. For more information, or to donate, visit: 




The Rotary Clubs of Liberty and Monticello, as well as the Fallsburg Lion’s Club and A Single Bite have teamed up to provide dinners to up to 90 families with children in the Liberty, Monticello and Fallsburg areas who cannot provide for themselves.  Many of these families were already food insecure, and the COVID 19 pandemic and its devastating effect on society and our economy have magnified these problems.  The first delivery of food is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020 and, thereafter, they intend to deliver meals 2-3 times per week.  Each delivery will provide enough food for 2 days, with the Friday delivery providing enough food to last a family for the weekend.

To make a monetary donation online:


To donate by check or money order make payable to:

CFOS Liberty, New York, Rotary Club Foundation Fund

Send checks to:

CFOS Liberty, New York, Rotary Club Foundation Fund

Please write “OPERATION FEED” in the memo

30 Scotts Corners Drive, Suite 203

Montgomery, NY 12549



An additional resource for finding a food bank near you. It’s also a platform where one can donate money (either to a specific food pantry or the umbrella organization), food or to volunteer.




LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES – Listed by town





43 Lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY  12723

Offering free dried pantry food items to anyone in need. 

Monday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. outside the store. 

They have also partnered with Early Bird Cookery and ENGN/SALT to provide food and meals to the healthcare workers at Grover Herman Hospital in Callicoon, as well as individuals and families in need. 

Welcoming cash donations or non-perishable food items. 

Online donations:


To send a check:

The Callicoon Food Pantry

106 Miller Road

Callicoon, NY 12723



9719 Route 97, Callicoon, NY  12723

9 am – 5 pm 7 days a week

Accepting donations of non-perishable goods. Leave inside entry vestibule of church.

If someone needs food, they can go to the church and take items from that same area. 



9290 Route 97, Callicoon, NY  12723

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting in May.

**However, if food donations come in, the pantry reaches out to families to let them know food is there.

If writing a check please make it out and send to:

Blessing Food Pantry

℅ Rosemarie King

PO Box 112

Long Eddy, 12760

You can also make a donation online through The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY:



Rosemary King: cell 570-251-0985 

**Please only call Rosemarie unless you are wanting to volunteer or you have left food (so that it can be put away). Enter through the side door of the church. Leave items on any available table. They have the ability to store frozen goods here as well. Meat and Vegetables welcome!!





264 North Main Street, Liberty, NY  12754

Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm but no longer operating on Wednesdays. 

However, if someone is in need of food, please call Debbie Burke: 845-798-6056 

To donate please make check payable and send to:

St. Peter’s Food Pantry

264 North Main Street

Liberty, NY 12754

You can also make a donation online through:

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

**If you are making a large delivery, please call Debbie ahead of time at 845-798-6056





4889 Rte. 52 (Main Street) Jeffersonville, NY  12748

Open 8am-4pm Wed-Sat & 8am-2pm on Sun.


Offering free take away breakfast and lunch to all kids, regardless of need.

In the Jeffersonville area only: free breakfast and delivery from 10:00 am-11:00 am to senior citizens and to those who are concerned about going out.

They are welcoming monetary donations as well as donations of food.

Please call 845-482-2215 to make a donation by credit card. 

If making donation by check:

Lorenzo’s Bistro

PO Box 125 

Jeffersonville, NY 12748



4907 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748

3rd Saturday of the month for pick up and giving out food during the month on off days as well.

Cash is the most helpful for them right now, but they are also accepting food donations. They have the ability to store frozen goods. 

Call Pearl Gain if you want to make a donation of goods: 845-796-8786

If making a donation by check please write out and send to:

FPC – Jeffersonville Deacons

Send to:

First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville Food Pantry

attn: Deacons

P.O. Box 685

Jeffersonville, NY 12748





151 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY

Open Thursday 4:30 – 5:30

They currently need volunteers for bagging up food. Only 1 or 2 people on the given day.

Arrive Thursdays by 4:00 pm and remain until closing at 5:30 pm.

Call Jennifer Mauritzio at 845.252.6761

Monetary donations are currently the best form of help.

Please make checks payable to:

Ecumenical Food Pantry

P.O. BOX 54

Narrowsburg, NY 12764


**If you are planning to drop off groceries, please call Jennifer (number below) in advance so she can arrange to meet you to take in the donation. 

Jennifer Maurtizio at 845-252.6761





Located at the corner of Main Street and Creamery Road in Livingston Manor, NY

Food pantry (literally a cupboard) filled daily by volunteers with food, health & beauty items, paper goods and baby items. 

For the time being, open by appointment only. Anyone in the county who is in need should call Maria at 845-707-2723. Anyone seeking assistance will be asked to answer 3 questions in regards to family size, special needs or allergies. This is completely confidential. Pick-ups are Sat morning in the parking lot of Life Repurposed at 62 Main St, Livingston Manor. The pick-ups are scheduled appointment times with contactless pick-up. We are offering fresh fruits, vegetables and pantry staples.

Donations welcome. Run by non-profit organization Calliope-on-Main.

If wishing to make a donation of food, please call Maria at 845-707-2723 in order to arrange drop off on Sat am. Most requested items are pasta, pasta sauce and cereal. 

If making a cash donation, again, please call 845-707-2723 to arrange for a receipt. They are a 501c3 so your donation is tax deductible. Stay tuned for where and to whom you can send a check. 




89 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, NY  12758 

Open 3rd Thursday of the month 5:00 – 6:00 pm.


To make an online donation to this pantry go the following link. As you fill out the form there will be a field where you can designate the specific pantry to which you would like the funds allocated.






9 Monticello Street, Monticello, NY  12701

They have posted an emergency food number in the event that someone is in need: 845.798.8774. They are also referring folks to the Sullivan County Community Assistance Center at 845.807.0925. 

The only soup kitchen in Sullivan County, providing breakfast and lunch five days a week to local residents. They also operate a food pantry twice a month where individuals receive canned food, cereal, juice, pasta and other staples. They try to provide fresh produce as well. This is all in addition to their emergency food pantry where individuals are given food on an emergency basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to our their food program they operate a housing and utility assistance program to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 

Cash or monetary donations are what they currently need most urgently.

Online donation: 


Please send checks to:

The Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless

P.O. Box 336

Monticello, NY 12701


Kathy Kreiter

Program Administrator

(845) 794-2604

[email protected]



15 John Street, Monticello NY  12701

Currently closed until Mid May. However, they are providing drop off/delivery of food to those in need. The number to call is: 845.887.3201 Leave a message and someone will get back to you. Also, the church hosts 11 weekly AA meetings, in addition to being the host for the Dessin Music and Art program. Like most places of worship, they serve the community in multiple ways. As a result of their having to close, they have seen their donations drop substantially. Please also consider donating to the church if that is something that is important or meaningful to you.

Arranging for pickup and delivery of food to those in need.

Cash/Check donations are most welcome here.

Please send checks to:

Caring Hands Food Pantry

15 John Street

Monticello, NY  12701 


*If you are wanting to donate food please call: 

Vicar Diana Scheide 845-887-3201


CATHOLIC CHARITIES – Case Management Office 

17 Hamilton Ave. Monticello, NY  12701

Closet Pantry available at the Case Management Offices for Catholic Charities. They are providing bags of food to individuals in need. Although they are working remotely, they are doing their best to schedule individuals by appointment to provide them with food. Also, if individuals are arriving as walk-ins and are in need of food, they have support from their clinical staff to access the food. Although they are currently not a full on food pantry, they are able to assist with a temporary bag of food.

To make an appointment to pick up food, call: Cynthia Hernandez 845-794-8080 ext. 2825

For monetary donations contact: Hector Morell via email [email protected]




Barryville Farmers Market

3405 NY-97, Barryville, NY  12719 – Next to the United Methodist Church

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Donations are being distributed to a few different organizations and pantries in the area working to provide food to families in need.

To make a donation online:


Also accepting cash donations to support their effort to provide fresh food to those in need.


WAYNE COUNTY, PA – HONESDALE and surrounding area




The Wayne County Food Pantry program will increase its distribution from once to twice a month, in June, to meet the communities’ ongoing needs. All pantries will have 2 distribution dates.

Link for county Food Pantry locations and schedule.


The county, in partnership with the Wayne County Community Foundation and the local school districts, created the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Program (EFRP), to provide groceries to anyone of any age who is  in need.

To register, please call The Wayne County Aging Office at Aging Office at 570-253-4262  Please be prepared with the last four digits of the Social Security numbers and dates of birth for each member of the household.

The five food pantry sites in Wayne County remain open and can be found in Honesdale, Lakeville, Newfoundland, Lakewood, and Damascus. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with the food pantry or would like further information, please contact us at 570-253-4262.

Donations of non-perishable, non-outdated food items can be made by calling 570-253-4262

Or email: [email protected] for information about drop-off.

To make monetary donations in the form of a check:

Wayne County Food Pantry 

323 Tenth Street 

Honesdale, PA 




1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

Starting Monday, May 11, they will no longer give out additional food on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays during the 11am-1pm pick-up window. Only school meals for children, ages 0-18, will be given out during those times. However, on Thursdays they will give out their Family Food Relief Boxes with grocery items and kids’ snacks. We hope that this move will encourage people to go to the High School for the kids’ meals on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays if they have a car and alleviate the strain that their lunch workers have faced with transporting more and more meals to The Cooperage.

Providing meals and snacks, in addition to activities kits for kids, to families in need in the Honesdale area.

**Especially important are donations for food to bridge the gap over the weekends, as the school lunches provided are only available Mon-Fri 

To make a donation online:



*If you have bulk donations of food please email Arrah to arrange a drop off time: 

[email protected]

Or call: 570.253.2020



*Please make sure all donated foods are not expired.

Frozen Vegetables (not all pantries are able to accept frozen goods)

Shelf Stable Milk

Frozen Meat – Ground preferred (not all pantries are able to accept frozen goods)

Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper towels

Dried Pasta – All kinds

Dry Cereals

Pasta Sauce – Jarred

Oatmeal (quick cooking or instant in individual packages)

Canned Tomatoes

Canned Beans – All kinds

Hamburger Helper

Canned Vegetables 




Peanut Butter & Jelly

Household Paper Goods – toilet paper, paper towel, tissues

Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

Feminine Hygiene products

Snacks for kids

Baby Food


Baby Wipes

Pet Food





Let’s not forget the animals. They need food and shelter and care. The shelters listed below are either closed or open by appointment only and staffed mostly by volunteers. Please consider making a donation or fostering/adopting an animal. Or two. 




138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA  18431

Currently in need of cash in order to purchase food, supplies and, most importantly, to pay veterinary bills. 

Cash donations can be made online:


Checks can be mailed to:

138 Miller Drive

Honesdale, PA 18431


*Donations of goods are welcome in the form of cat and dog food (both wet and dry), cat litter, cleaning supplies: 


Cleaning Rags


Disinfecting Wipes 

Contractor Bags

Dish Soap

Hand Sanitizer

Latex Gloves

Laundry Soap

Paper Towels

*Not currently accepting donations of towels or sheets



605 Dutch Hill Road, Roscoe NY  12776

Rocky’s Refuge, Inc. is an animal rescue and sanctuary in Roscoe, New York. 

They facilitate the rescue of domestic and farm animals, who were abused, neglected, or abandoned. They provide a safe and secure home for them, whether through adoption, fostering or remaining at Rocky’s Refuge.

Still opportunities to foster or adopt, but the sanctuary is currently closed to the public, so please contact the director with questions or further info:

Virginia Grant

Tel.: 607.498.5445

[email protected]

*Currently in need of cash in order to purchase food, litter and, most importantly, to pay veterinary bills.

To make an online donation:


Please send checks to:

Rocky’s Refuge Inc.

605 Dutch Hill Rd

Roscoe NY 12776-5523


*Donation of goods are most welcome in the form of:

Cat food -both wet and dry – that lists meat as the primary ingredient. Friskies and Fancy Feast are preferred brands. 

Cat litter – clumping variety only



(Formerly Sullivan County SPCA)

104 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY  12775


[email protected]

The ASPCA is currently closed, but if you’d like to adopt a pet, please fill out an online form:


Upon the approval of your application, you will receive a call to set up an appointment to visit the shelter. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO VISIT WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. 

Currently in need of cash in order to purchase food, supplies and, most importantly, to pay veterinary bills. 

Please send checks to:

Sullivan County Animal Shelter

104 Rock Hill Drive 

Rock Hill, NY 12775

In order to make a cash donation online:



Wish List of Goods to be Donated:






It’s also important to single out a few local arts organizations. Without culture and beauty, we don’t have much of a society. So, please, if you are able to donate to any of these, I don’t doubt that they will use your funds wisely and to the benefit of those creatives who give texture and richness to this place.


For a more complete list of arts and culture in Sullivan County NY, please visit: 



For Wayne County PA, please go here:





WJFF is our local non-commercial educational radio station.

In the best of times, they work to keep us informed, entertained and connected to our community. Right now, they are doing the the indispensable and tireless work of keeping our citizens informed and up to date. 

If you visit the WJFF site you’ll be presented with a rich trove of information: everything from Governor Cuomo’s complete daily briefings, local mental health resources, information on food pantries, listings of farms making fresh provisions available direct to their customers, and so much more. Now, more than ever, is the time to support such excellent journalism and public radio. 

Coronavirus Resources/Updates:


To make a donation online:


To make a donation by check:

WJFF Radio Catskill
P.O. Box 546
4765 State Route 52
Jeffersonville, NY 12748

The station is always looking for future volunteers. Please contact them if you are interested.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 845-482-9533



37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, New York 12764

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), founded in 1976, serves as Arts Council for Sullivan County, New York. DVAA presents programs in the visual, performing, community  arts, and arts resources for a county- and valley-wide constituency of artists, arts groups and the general public.

To become a member or to make a donation online:




48 Main Street
Livingston Manor, New York 12758

Tel: 845-436-4227

Email: [email protected]

The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is a nonprofit organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. CAS is a multi-disciplinary organization which presents programming in all art forms, produced by both local and national artists.

With school closures in mind, and many kids needing to put their energies into something creative, CAS has developed online content for families with children. Using found household objects, children and caregivers can participate in interactive arts education at home. Like other CAS Kids program, the sessions are free of economic barriers, utilizing found items like egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, sticks and leaves the art classes are accessible to everyone with internet access and a few odds and ends hanging around the house!


They have also posted a list of resources for artists seeking some kind of financial relief during this time. 


To make an online donation:




38 Hickory Lane, Damascus, PA 18415

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 570-798-9530

Farm Arts Collective is a farm-based community hub where art and performance intersect with agrarian and ecological ideas.

Farm Arts Collective makes its home in a large greenhouse centrally located at Willow Wisp Organic Farm, a solar-powered organic vegetable farm serving northeast Pennsylvania, the Catskills, and New York City.



Nesin Cultural Arts
PO Box 249
Monticello, New York 12701

Tel: 845-798-9006

Email: [email protected]

Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) serves the community by providing comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities through integrated arts-based partnerships and programming that enhance artistic creativity and provide educational experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth. NCA promotes the importance of the arts in enhancing the quality of community life by contributing to economic development, inspiring creativity, celebrating diversity, and fostering an awareness of world cultures.

To make an online donation:




North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) is a non-profit center for research and development in the performing arts, producing original ensemble theatre productions, and presenting the work of visiting performing artists in theatre, music, spoken word, and dance. NACL is committed to supporting theatre training at all stages in an artist’s development, offering artist residencies, professional development retreats, master classes, and workshops.

To make an online donation: 




The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre is a community cultural center where multi-national, inter-generational, and all abilities are represented through storytelling, film, dance, visual arts, theater and music.

To make an online donation:




The Callicoon Theater was built in 1948 and is the oldest continually operated cinema in Sullivan County. It is not a not-for-profit,  so your donations are not tax deductible, but it lies at the heart of our community, and it would be truly sad to see it close for lack of funds. 

To make an online donation: