Interfaith Food Shelf

How We Help

The Temple Beth Israel community is an active part of the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf for many years.  This program, which served over 18,000 people last year, is an integral part of our congregational commitment to our local community. 

Our commitment, like that of other faith-groups, ensures that the Food Shelf is available to the greater Plattsburgh community. Our Temple congregation supports this critical community service in multiple ways.



Temple Beth Israel is responsible for staffing the food shelf the first Monday of each month. Volunteers assist families in selecting food, stocking shelves, sorting food donations, or preparing paperwork from 9:00-noon.  

Interested in working?  Contact Mona Goldenberg, our Interfaith Food Shelf contact person:


The Temple actively invites food and monetary donations for the Food Shelf.  In addition to special food and fund raising events, the Temple maintains  a permanent Interfaith Food Shelf collection bin in the Temple where you can drop off a single item or an entire grocery bag. Monetary contributions are particularly welcome since the Food Shelf can purchase food for less money than an individual in the grocery store.

Interested in making a monetary donation?  Send a check payable to the Interfaith Food Shelf to the Interfaith Food Shelf, Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901 


The Food Shelf welcomes contributions from local gardeners. Consider planting an extra row of vegetables for the purpose of donating it to the food shelf. 

Interested in growing and donating food? Take your vegetables directly to the Interfaith Food Shelf at the United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY.