Nutrition & Advocacy


What do we provide?

RECAP’s Nutrition & Advocacy Program serves as a welcome mat to many of RECAP’s services. Our advocates and volunteers discuss client needs for food, identify other household concerns, and connect participants with information about other RECAP services and community resources. Awareness activities help us get people talking about hunger disparity and food insecurity.

Emergency Food Pantry
A 3-day supply of food which residents may take advantage of once every 3 months. Participants meet with a case worker during each visit to discuss their needs and how to access other food resources in the community. The pantry is open Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM.

No appointment is needed, but please provide the following documentation. Your file will be updated annually:

  • Proof of income (for all family members provide all that apply: 1 month of paystubs, unemployment statement, child support, Social Security, etc.)
  • Proof of Address (electric or heat bill, or lease)
  • Birth certificates for all family members
  • Photo ID for all adults

Breads and Cakes
We collaborate with local supermarkets and bakeries to provide a daily supply of free breads and cakes to the public. Distribution is on weekdays at 10:00AM.

Advocacy Services
Set up an appointment to meet with an advocate. Services include translations of vital documents, assistance with obtaining forms and navigating services like rental assistance, SNAP (Food stamps), Medicaid, Social Security (SSI, SSD, Survivor benefits), HEAP, Section 8, Unemployment, government-issued cell phones, help with petitions for immigration, child support, custody, affidavits, and name changes. Bilingual services are available.


Thanksgiving Basket Drive
Every November, community donations allow us to create hundreds of meal packages. In 2015 over 500 families received turkeys, stuffing, canned goods, and more. Check our homepage in the fall to learn how you can help.

Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon
Save the date for our annual bowling fundraiser in the fall! Each team gets pizza, soda, and competes for highest score, best dressed team, and everyone can purchase tricky tray tickets. All proceeds go towards our services. Visit our events page to learn more!

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We greatly appreciate donations. Always needed are:
  • Canned vegetables & fruits
  • Canned meat
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & sauce
  • Juice
  • Peanut butter & Jelly
  • Rice & beans

Contact us

RECAP’s Nutrition & Advocacy program
119 East Main Street in Middletown
(845) 342-3978
Fax: (845) 342-5757
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm