People’s Place is the largest food pantry in Ulster County and the only food pantry open 5 days a week. All food is provided free of charge. The Personal Care Closet, located inside the food pantry area, offers families and individuals free items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and deodorant. Our Thrift Store provides free and affordable clothing, footwear, and household items.

Funding for People’s Place comes from individual donors, sponsors, grants, fundraisers, special events and our Thrift Store. The number of people we have helped to feed in our community has continued to grow by about 25% each year and has jumped exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, so People’s Place can benefit from your financial support throughout the year, as well as your donations of food and goods. You drop off your donations on the corner of Broadway and St. James Street in Kingston, NY between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday, and Wednesday evenings from 4:30 till 6:30.

Donate Food

We ask that you check the sell-by or expiration dates on all food items before dropping them off.

Our top needs:

  1. Canned fruits
  2. Juices
  3. Canned pasta
  4. Childrens' cereals
  5. Granola bars
  6. Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  7. Jarred spaghetti sauce

Donate Funds

We appreciate whatever you can afford and promise to make the most of it!

Checks may be dropped off or mailed to:
People’s Place
17 St. James St.
Kingston, NY 12401

You can also make a secure donation right here on our website using your PayPal account or any major credit card.

Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene items are always needed.
Our Top 5:

  1. Shampoo
  2. Deodorant
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Soap
  5. Feminine Hygiene

We accept all clean clothing, in-season items are most helpful.
Our Top 5:

  1. Men's jeans
  2. Men's shoes
  3. Tween sizes
  4. Outerwear
  5. T-shirts

We welcome fashion accessories, like new or vintage.
Our Top 5:

  1. Handbags
  2. Costume jewelry
  3. Fine jewelry
  4. Hats
  5. Scarves

Kitchen, home decor, bedding, and vintage items and always helpful.
Our Top 5:

  1. Toaster ovens
  2. Pots
  3. Blankets
  4. Lamps
  5. Coffee makers

Clothing donations must be freshly washed, folded, and packed in clear or white plastic garbage bags. Please be sure to check the pockets for personal items.

Household items and toys should be run through the dishwasher whenever possible, have all their parts, and be in good working order.

A donation of your time is always appreciated, so please consider becoming a People's Place Volunteer!