Catholic Charities’ Ulster County Food Pantry Benefits from Notre Dame Club of Mid-Hudson’s Annual Food Drive

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster was the grateful beneficiary of a donation of more than 1,500 non-perishable food items from the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson. The Club delivered a share of the proceeds from their annual Bread Of Life Food Drive (BOLD) to Catholic Charities’ Kingston Food Pantry located at the agency’s Ulster Community Center at 6 Adams Street, Kingston.

“The BOLD event was founded by Notre Dame Club of Staten Island and this is our sixth year hosting it in the mid-Hudson region,” said Les McCarthy,  Co-President of the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson, who coordinated the delivery to Catholic Charities. “While the social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 made this year’s collection a little more challenging, people continued to give generously to help feed our neighbors in need.”

“We are blessed to have generous community partners like the Notre Dame Club,” said Shannon Kelly, Catholic Charities Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, the requests for food assistance are growing. This donation helps restock our pantry shelves so we may lend a hand to those who are struggling with food insecurity,” added Kelly.

Catholic Charities’ Kingston Food Pantry is open for contact-free distribution on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm. The pantry, which is typically client-choice, has transitioned to prepared food bags to limit social interaction. The pantry is also going mobile on a weekly basis to deliver food to those who are homebound or unable to make the pantry’s regular hours. Additional information about accessing pantry services is available by contacting 845.340.9170, x3025 oremailing

Monetary donations to support the pantry may be made securely online at or by mailing to Catholic Charities Food Pantry, 6 Adams Street, Kingston, NY 12401.