Venture Churches Food Pantry

Open Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am and 5:00-7:00 pm

Located at:  First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, 38 Church Road (off of Rt. 9W), Selkirk, NY

We are four local churches that have been serving people in our community for over 30 years.  This ministry comes out of our faith and belief in helping fellow people in need.  We recognize each individual has unique needs.  We treat people with respect, dignity, compassion, kindness and without judgment or discrimination.  We provide a bridge to a variety of resources and cooperate with area businesses and other local food pantries.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Food Pantry or are in need of our services, please call the church office (518) 767-2243 Mon. to Fri. from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

news from the food pantry

The leadership and volunteers of the Venture Churches’ Food Pantry want to express their deep appreciation to First Reformed Church for their generosity in sharing the space and resources that make it possible for the pantry to exist. Without your support we would not be able to provide desperately needed sustenance for our struggling neighbors. Current plans for improving our ability to serve our food pantry clientele include improving the Wi-Fi connection in the basement, increasing our

communications with supporting congregations, volunteers, and clients, and working on accessibility.

Email from Jacqueline Wilkie

Hello from the food pantry! On average we serve 3 new families each month. With the increase in the cost of food and clients, we could use some help.

Below is a list of items we regularly need:

  • Cereal
  • Canned veggies; Canned fruit (have extra from your garden? We love fresh!) 
  • Soup
  • Mac-n-Cheese
  • Juice
  • Pasta and Pasta sauce
  • Pancake Mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressings
  • Brownie or cake mix

Cash/check donations can be mailed to the church (please indicate pantry donation), placed in the pantry mail slot (outside the church office) or placed in the pantry donation basket. We are also a part of the “Adopt a Pantry” program run by the Regional Food Bank. If donating online is easier for you, visit This webpage allows you to donate directly to our food bank account.