Carver Market Needs

Please read this information carefully before bringing items to Carver Center!

We appreciate you considering Carver Market, our neighborhood food pantry, for your donations. We can only accept Food Donations. Carver Market has shifted to only providing clients with food in an attempt to meet a greater need. We have partnered with neighboring organizations who are currently offering clothing to their clients. Please refer to the partner list at the bottom of this page for your non-food donations, including: clothing, furniture, household items, shoes, appliances, toys, books and linens, which can no longer be accepted by Carver.

Food donations will be accepted at Carver during the following hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Weekends: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Carver Market Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 1pm – 5pm
Saturdays 11am – 3pm

Please donate healthy food!
Donate healthy foods to help ensure that the vulnerable children, families and seniors who rely on food from the Carver Market receive nutritious foods.

Healthy food – food that feeds the body, mind and overall wellbeing – keeps us alert, attentive, and active. It provides a stable, balanced foundation for children and adults alike to live a healthy lifestyle. An unhealthy diet can cause obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease, all serious public health problems. Hunger is a health issue, so Carver Market encourages everyone to donate foods that are healthy.

Keep these tips in mind when selecting items to donate
• Limit foods high in fat and sugar. Cakes, cookies, candies and sweetened drinks do not offer much nutritional value. Consider donating foods high in fiber and low in sugar.
• Packaged foods are often high in sodium. Look for foods labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium” or “no added salt.”
• Consider making half your donation fruits and vegetables. Stock up on lower-sodium canned tomatoes and other vegetables. Select canned fruits labeled “100% juice.”
• Whole grains are a complete package. Look for whole wheat bread, brown rice and other whole-grain products. By consuming whole-grain foods, families get more fiber and vitamins with each bite.

Most Needed Foods
• Rice – one pound boxes/bags
• Beans – one pound boxes/bags
• Pasta – one pound boxes/bags
• Tomato sauce
• Tuna
• Frozen or canned vegetables (corn, peas, mixed vegetables, etc.) labeled “low sodium,” “reduced sodium” or “no added salt.”
• Frozen or canned fruit (mixed cocktail, pineapple, etc.) labeled “canned in own juice” or “100% fruit juice”
• Cereal – 12-14 ounce boxes, preferably with 3g or more fiber per serving and 7g or less sugar per serving
• Packages of cheese (yellow American)
• Milk – fresh or preserved (Parmalat)
• Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
• Cooking Oil – 18 ounce bottles
• Snacks like granola, breakfast bars or nuts
• Condiments like salsa, oil or salt-free seasonings

Gift cards are also helpful for emergency distribution or to accommodate special needs. Gift cards can be in any increment. The most convenient supermarkets are Key Foods and Stop & Shop.

A few things to keep in mind when donating items to Carver Market
• Most clients walk to and from our food pantry, so bulky, heavy items can be a burden. Instead of donating cans of soup, consider the freeze-dried boxed versions, which are much lighter.
• The pantry has a walk-in refrigerator, so we are able to accept fresh produce and perishable foods.
• We cannot divide bulk quantities of foods into smaller portions, so when shopping, please look for 1-pound boxes and bags as opposed to the 5 or 10 pound versions.

If you would like to schedule a drop-off time please call Carver Market at (914) 305-6033.
If you need assistance bringing items into the building, please call the Front Desk at (914) 305-6010.
If you are interested in organizing a food drive for the Carver Center please call (914)305-6033 and we will gladly assist you!

Thank you for supporting Carver Center!

Please consider the following organizations for your clothing or toy donations

The Sharing Shelf
47 Purdy Avenue
Port Chester, NY  10573

Salvation Army Family Store
34 North Main Street
Port Chester NY 10573

Caritas of Port Chester
22 Don Bosco Place
Port Chester NY 10573

St. Peters Church
19 Smith Street
Port Chester NY 10573

Harrison Community Services
1 Heineman Place
Harrison, NY 10528

My Healthy Fit
1000 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Miller’s Toy Store
335 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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