Food Support

Resources for Food Services

A partnership of community groups formed to provide meals to families once Kingston City schools were closed, launched a food security hotline in conjunction with the City of Kingston. Anyone in need of food within the Kingston City School District can call (888) 316-0879 at any time to be entered into a growing database to receive prepared food or grocery delivery. The hotline is staffed by English and Spanish speakers, and will soon offer K’iche. Those interested in volunteering for the hotline and/or food delivery and preparation can sign up here.

For those in need of food support on the weekdays, People’s Place is offering the following services:

The Community Cafe will be open from 8:30 am to 1 pm offering take out Continental breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.

The Food Pantry will operate in a modified version at regular hours (10 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

The Bag Student Hunger Program which offers breakfast, lunch and snack items for school age children will begin on Monday, March 16 and run until school resumes. Distribution will follow the food pantry hours.

For more info. please call 845-338-4030 or visit the People’s Place Facebook Page

Provides meals from local restaurants to families in need. Complete online form:
or call the County’s COVID 19 Hotline at 845-443-8888.

A resource list of food pantry sources and school meals for delivery.

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline

Staffed 24/7 for answers to questions on issues related to the coronavirus.
Ulster County Hotline:
Ulster County Online Chat Tool:
(for Covid-19 questions and concerns)
NYS Hotline: 888-364-3065

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Additional HOTLINE support:
Family of Woodstock crisis phone line: 845-338-2370 (24 hr.)
New York State Crisis text line: Text 741-741 (24 hr.) Text and Chat line: 845-679-2485
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- 8255 (24 hr.)