A pair of new refrigerators and hundreds of dollars for food to fill them have been granted to the Harrison Food Pantry, just in time to help during a traditionally slow time for donations.
The Hunger Prevention and Assistance Program granted the pantry two new freezers this week—one single and one double. A grant also will provide $8,000 for bulk produce buying and a $200 to purchase items from the Food Bank of Westchester to stock shelves at the pantry on Crotona Ave.
The fifth grade class at also chipped in a $370 donation.
The gifts come at a critical time for the food pantry, which serves more than 100 Harrison families in need throughout the year. Donations are historically low during the summer months before picking up during the fall and winter holiday seasons.