The Rosendale Food Pantry

Our Mission

Our mission is to help families with emergency food needs.

The Rosendale Food Pantry is unique in its delivery. Our guiding principles are RESPECT and COMPASSION. These values pervade all interactions and decision-making.

A small, tight-knit volunteer staff treats everyone who walks in the pantry with the respect and compassion they deserve as fellow human beings.

Our Location

45 James St, Rosendale, New York 12472, United States

(845) 205-2822

Our Hours

Monday 9 AM - 1 PM 

Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

About Us


The Food Pantry opened its doors in January 2002 from the basement of The Rosendale Cafe on Main Street in Rosendale. Owners Marc and Susan Morganstern were instrumental in generously donating this space and helping us clear an area we called home for the next three years.

Our current home at 45 James Street, Rosendale, is a product of the Eagle Scout projects of Alex Hornbeck and Scott Gerhart

Guiding principles

There is no line between givers and receivers; everyone occupies both of these roles at different times in their lives.

We don't believe in barriers.

Excessive paperwork is not required to gain access to the pantry's services.

Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Special diet requests are honored.

Asking for help need not be a humiliating experience.

Community supported

The Rosendale Food Pantry is a completely community supported organization. It has no affiliation with any other organization.

We recognize that money is tight and appreciate any and all efforts. No donation is too small.



Money can be sent to...

The Rosendale Food Pantry
PO Box 8
Tillson, NY 12486


1) Donations can be accepted at the pantry at 45 James Street, Rosendale, Mondays 9 AM-1 PM and Saturdays 10 AM-12 PM.

2) Gifts of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in collection boxes at the following locations:

Rosendale Library
High Falls Food Co-op

3) You can have your donation picked up by calling us at 845-205-2822.

Donations are always needed and always appreciated.


Do you want to volunteer your time?  Please contact us.