Greenville Rotary Supports Food Pantry & Scott M. Ellis Elementary

    The motto of the Grenville Rotary Club is “Service Above Self,” and this winter the club and its’ members and supporters proved that motto to be true.

    For the “Feeding Hudson Valley” service theme, the club is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Greenville Area Food Pantry. The “Super Bowl” food drive is collecting two of the pantry’s most-needed items:  soup and cereal.  So far, 369 items have been collected.  Donation boxes have been placed at the National Bank of Coxsackie, Dollar General, and TOPS.  Thanks to all who have helped fulfill the need of the families who use the food pantry - demand has recently increased to about 70 households from the previous 40 households served.  The pantry is open the first and third Wednesday mornings at the George Vanderbilt Town Park.

    The Rotary Club likes to help students at the Scott M. Ellis Elementary school be prepared for winter by donating snowpants and sweatpants to be kept at the nurse’s office for children who may be unprepared for the weather or who have a wardrobe malfunction.  The Rotary recently responded to the need of students by donating 18 pairs of sweatpants.

    For more information, contact the Greenville Rotary Club at  The club meets every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Mountain View Brasserie


Maryann Augstein, who runs the Greenville Area Food Pantry, is photographed with Rotarian Eileen Cuffe and some of the food donated during January. 



Ellis nurses Erin Hoyt and Karen Gardiner are pictured with the sweatpants donated for student use by the Greenville Rotary Club