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, so People’s Place can benefit from your financial support throughout the year, as well as your donations of food and goods. You can visit us on the corner of Broadway and St. James Street in Kingston, NY between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday, as well as Wednesday evenings from 5:30 till 7:30.

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

Our Top 5 needs:

  1. Canned fruits
  2. Canned vegetables
  3. Canned meats
  4. Juices
  5. Childrens' cereals
Donate Funds
We appreciate whatever you can afford and promise to make the most of it!

Checks may be dropped of or mailed to:
People’s Place
17 St. James St.
Kingston, NY 12401
You can also make a donation right here on our website using your PayPal account or any major credit card.

Donate Goods
Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene items always needed.
Our Top 5:

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

Accept all clean clothing, in-season most helpful.
Our Top 5:

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

Welcome accessories, like new or vintage.
Our Top 5:

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

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

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

You can also help us by becoming a People's Place Volunteer!