Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $1,000 Donation Check to Sloatsburg Food Pantry

Real Estate In-Depth | October 28, 2021

From left, Charlene Marrero and Roberta Bangs, HG Realtor Foundation; Joyce Donohue, Director and Susan Meyer, Board Chair, Sloatsburg Food Pantry.

SUFFERN—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Sloatsburg Food Pantry located at the All Souls Community Church in Suffern.

The Sloatsburg Food Pantry provides emergency and supplemental food supplies and nutritional counseling for those living in Sloatsburg, Suffern, Hillburn, Montebello and Tuxedo twice a month. The Food Pantry is currently in the process of expanding and renovating to be able to able to better serve the local community. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, client numbers have tripled. As of September, 2021, the Food Pantry has served more than 702 families equaling 2,267 individuals.

“We are thrilled to accept this donation from HGRF. The monies will be used toward the purchase of walk-in refrigeration, which is necessary to safely store cold foods for our client families,” said Joyce Donohue, director, Sloatsburg Food Pantry. “This will help eliminate our current expense of renting a refrigerated truck twice a month to pick-up, store and distribute cold food to approximately 325-350 families.”

Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the HG Realtor Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As a concerned member of the communities its members work in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country.