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

is a group of several non-profit organizations working together to help with grocery shopping and delivery for seniors and others at risk. There is no cost for this service, however, you must have a credit card or personal check to pay for the groceries/prescriptions and a telephone in order to participate in the program. Please call for more information:
Jewish Federation of U.C.: Mondays & Fridays 10 am-3 pm
(845) 338-8131
Hand in Hand: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 am-4 pm (845) 389-0969
Jewish Family Services: Mondays-Thursdays 9 am-1 pm
(845) 338-2980

Project Resilience will offer Phase 2 assistance to those who are homebound with limited supports, not eligible for other government assistance, and not able to connect to any of the programs listed here. Please contact the Ulster County COVID hotline at (845) 443-8888 for more information.

  • Grocery Boxes: Grocery boxes may be available for weekly pickup or delivery starting on Monday May 18th, depending on your location. Please call the COVID hotline to determine eligibility.
  • Prepared meals: Distribution of prepared meals will continue to be available in a limited capacity to residents that meet the eligibility standard in participating municipalities. Please call the COVID hotline for more information and to determine eligibility.

Visit the Ulster County website for information or www.mybenefits.ny.gov  to apply and NYDocSubmit to upload supporting required documentation.
Ulster County SNAP Department (845) 334-5200
Hudson Valley Community Services for SNAP application assistance (845)-579-2558

Ulster County Office for the Aging offers grocery shopping assistance for residents ages 60 and over who have no one to shop for them. Visit their call (845)-340-3456 for more information.

Meal assistance is available to residents ages 60 and over who have difficulty preparing meals and are homebound may be eligible for OFA meal delivery service.

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:
845-443-8888
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.)
Textmeback.org: Text and Chat line: 845-679-2485
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- 8255 (24 hr.)