Community Service Opportunities
The First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown often has opportunities for community service. Current opportunities are listed below.
Yorktown High School students may want to reference the High School’s community service page to understand the School’s process for student community service.
Food Pantry – Twice a Month
The Church operates a food pantry on two Saturday mornings each month, usually on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Adults and teenagers are invited to join us at 8am to help prepare food bags, distribute the food, and help recipients carry bags to their cars. Just show up at the Church any Food Pantry morning.
Serving Dinner at the Jan Peek House – Once a Month
Jan Peek House in Peekskill is a shelter for 19 homeless men and women, run by an organization named Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill (CHOP). Each month, on the 4th Saturday of the month, we provide dinner at the Jan Peek House. It is rewarding to share food and conversation with the residents and it is an important part of our congregation’s ministry to the community. To help serve a dinner, contact Bud Coccodrilli (245-6475).
Preparing a Meal for the Noontime Meal Program in Peekskill – Once a Month
Our church serves lunch monthly as part of the Noontime Meal program run by the Salvation Army in Peekskill. To participate, call Squeegee Mills at 845-621-3178.
The Knit Togethers
Interested in knitting? Come join The Knit Togethers, a group of women who meet twice a month to knit and crochet baby items and blankets for community groups. Or knit with The Prayer Shawl Group, which knits blankets for newly-baptized babies, and prayer shawls. The Prayer Shawl Group also meets twice a month. Check the calendar for dates.