Catholic Charities and Operation PJ Pride to Host Community Gathering and Pop-Up Pantry at Veterans Park in Port Jervis

Friday, November 6, 2-4 pm

Port Jervis – Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster and Operation PJ Pride are inviting residents to attend a gathering of community services in Port Jervis on Friday, November 6, from 2 – 4 pm at Veterans Park on Broome Street in Port Jervis. The event will include a Pop-Up Food Pantry distribution hosted by Catholic Charities.

“The long days of the pandemic have disrupted life for nearly everyone,” said Catholic Charities’ employee Megan Robbins, Project Coordinator for Operation PJ Pride. “Many of our neighbors are struggling to keep food on their table and a roof over their head and anxiety and substance use are escalating as this continues. Bringing community partners, like Catholic Charities, Operation PJ Pride, and the Port Jervis Police Department, and other resources together in one spot helps those in need better access the services and support they need to manage during these difficult times,” added Robbins.

In addition to the pantry food distribution, community members will have the opportunity to sign up for immigration consultations and speak with case managers about eviction prevention and emergency assistance. Operation PJ Pride and other community partners will have tables at the pop-up event. Services will include Drug Take Back services, health screenings, and free Narcan training.

For more information, contact Catholic Charities at 845.856.6344 x1832 or email

Catholic Charities provides assistance to those in need, regardless of religion or ability to pay.

Fast Facts
Who:     Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, Operation PJ Pride, Port Jervis Police
Department, and other community resources
What:    Community Gathering featuring a Pop-Up Food Pantry
Food distribution will be first come, first served
When:   Friday, November 6 from 2-4 pm
Where: Veterans Park, Broome Street, Port Jervis


Catholic Charities’ team members Stevenson Monchery and Megan Robbins welcomed visitors to a recent Pop-Up Pantry food distribution and shared information about available community resources.