The Hudson River Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be running a food drive on Sunday, October 23, for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, located at Christ Church at 43 South Broadway in Tarrytown, from 2 to 4 p.m. in honor of the 15th anniversary of the organizing of the chapter as well as the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, which is comprised of the descendants of the Patriots who won American independence, was founded on October 11, 1890, as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
A few of the items that the pantry needs are peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil, healthy cereal, sardines, dried beans, and paper products, such as toilet paper. A donation by check (big or small) to the “Community Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown” will help by making wholesale purchases possible.
“Our chapter, which was merged in 2001 from three chapters in the River Town area – Tarrytown Chapter, the Keskeskick Chapter of Yonkers, and General Jacob Odell Chapter of Hastings, carries out the important mission of the National Society here on the local level,” said Chapter Regent Philomena Dunn. “We’re excited to demonstrate the vibrancy and contributions of today’s DAR by serving our local community as Daughters have been doing throughout the nation for 126 years.”
The Pantry strives to provide unprocessed healthy foods to clients. Shopping hours for those in need are on the 2nd Thursday each month at 9 – 10:30 a.m. and 7 – 8 p.m. The Pantry relies solely upon donations and the gracious sharing of space by The Christ Episcopal Church.