The Ulster County Food Fight is an annual food collection contest held
in cooperation with all of the libraries throughout Ulster County from Friday, September 1
to Saturday, October 21. The “Food Fight” is part of the Great Give Back on October 21,
happening throughout New York State.
The common goal is to “spread food all over Ulster County” by filling up the shelves of local food pantries and ending hunger in our communities. The library that collects the highest number of food items during this period wins the Food Fight, receives a winners’ certificate, and bragging rights for the year!
Help your library win the Food Fight by donating non-perishable (and non-expired) food items
for local food pantries. It sounds like a messy fight, but this is a clean competition supporting
your community’s neighbors.
This year’s goal is 5,500 donated items. Help be a part of this fun competition and worthy cause!
Please do not donate expired items.
Don’t know what to donate? Donate our Food of the Day.
- Mac ‘n Cheese Mondays
- Tuna Tuesdays
- Peanut Butter Wednesdays
- Tomato Thursdays
- Fruity Fridays
Food We Like
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Tuna or Chicken
- Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
- Soups (chicken noodle, vegetable, tomato, etc.)
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Egg Noodles
- Canned Tomato Sauce
- Canned Applesauce
- Quick Oats
Food We Don’t like
- Expired Food Food Items
- Dented Cans
- Opened Packaging
The following libraries will be participating:
Cragsmoor Free Library: 845-647-4611
Ellenville Public Library & Museum: 845-647-5530
Esopus Library: 845-338-5580
Gardiner Library: 845-255-1255
Highland Public Library: 845-691-2275
Hurley Library: 845-338-2092
Kingston Library: 845-331-0507
Marlboro Free Library: 845-236-7272
Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library (Milton): 845-795-2200
Morton Memorial Library (Pine Hill): 845-254-4222
Elting Memorial Library (New Paltz): 845-255-5030
Olive Free Library: 845-657-2482
Phoenicia Library: 845-688-7811
Plattekill Library: 845-883-7286
Rosendale Library: 845-658-9013
Saugerties Library: 845-246-4317
Stone Ridge Public Library: 845-687-7023
Town of Ulster Public Library: 845-338-7881
Wallkill Public Library: 845-895-3707
West Hurley Public Library: 845-679-6405
Woodstock Public Library District: 845-679-2213
Please contact your local library to find out what local food pantry they support and all the
details of how you can donate items.
Thanks for your help in this worthy fight!