The Caring Committee of LCR oversees an array of service outreach efforts, both ongoing and for special occasions. These include:
Special training equips LCR members to provide one-to-one confidential, Christ-centered support and care to individuals undergoing challenging life circumstances or emotional distress. These “Stephen Ministers” are paired with individuals in need to provide a steady source of support through listening, comforting and prayer.
I think I might benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister. Who can I contact?
Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry www.mtkiscofoodpantry.org
LCR is part of the alliance of 12 faith-based community organizations that enable the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry to provide a critical safety net for neighbors in need. Each week, the pantry opens its doors to provide households with nutritious groceries, including fresh produce and bread. LCR volunteers staff the Pantry for food distribution one Tuesday each month and serve on the Pantry board of directors. LCR also maintains ongoing collection of non-perishable food items with special drives throughout the year for critical items or holiday needs.
How can I get involved or help with this effort?
Bring non-perishable food donations to LCR. A food collection box is just inside the front door.
Emergency Shelter Partnership mountkiscodrugcouncil.org/shelter-program.html
When the temperature dips and winter approaches, the churches and organizations that comprise the Emergency Shelter Partnership take turns opening their doors to those in need offering a warm, safe place to sleep. Rotating on a weekly basis from November through April, churches (including LCR) offer a nightly meal and indoor space for people to sleep (ESP maintains a supply of bedrolls and cots and a trained, bi-lingual ESP supervisor stays throughout the night). In the morning, the hosting church provides provisions for breakfast and helps with clean up.
How can I support the Emergency Shelter Partnership at LCR?
LCR is hosts ESP several times a year. Contact LCR’s ESP coordinator Paroo Streich at to sign up. Volunteers are needed to stay overnight (one night of the week) and donate food for the evening meal and breakfast. Donate new or clean, gently used sleeping bags to ESP for use throughout the winter.
Midnight Run www.midnightrun.org
LCR periodically takes responsibility for a Midnight Run, organized by this volunteer organization headquartered in Dobbs Ferry. On a Midnight Run, a team of volunteers travels into New York City at night to distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to homeless people at identified locations in Manhattan. An important result is that volunteers come to see the homeless as real people, not just a statistic.