Please think of us as you purchase your holiday gifts!


All online forms are located under the tab "How we help you"

Due to the increase in Covid cases in Greene County, and in order to reduce risk to both our staff and clients, effective 12/8/2020 the following will take effect:

  • Our lobby will be closed to the public, except for Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Food Pantry hours will be restricted to Monday, Thursday, and Fridays from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Mobile Food Pantry will run Tuesday and Thursday MORNINGS
  • In-person meetings require prior scheduled appointments
  • There will be a drop-box near the office doors in order to receive paperwork (waiting for the delivery of the drop-box)
Phone calls to specific staff will be forwarded to them in order to reduce disruption in services.
For any questions, concerns, please call 518-943-9205
For Domestic Violence, emergencies call our 24-hour hotline 518-943-9211
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to continue providing essential services to Greene County residents, and to protect both our staff and those we serve.
PAY IT FORWARD COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE:  In response to the increase in Covid cases in Greene County, and in order to reduce risk to both our staff and customers, effective 12/8/2020:
  • Our customer limit of 5 persons in the store at a time will be strictly adhered to.
  • Our weekday hours will be reduced slightly to 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Saturday Hours will be similarly reduced to 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Donations remain on pause.
Please do not leave donations outside of our doors or by the furniture shed. The elements may get to them and render most items useless or unsellable.
Our masking, social distancing, and contact tracing measures remain in effect. Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation.



COVID 19 Relief Fund

Since the COVID 19 crisis, our food pantry has been extremely busy. Families already living paycheck to paycheck are losing their jobs.   Your donation can help a family experiencing food insecurity due to the COVID 19 crisis.  Donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of the funds collected will be spent on direct relief with no administrative charges. We rely on generous support from organizations and individuals like you to help fund our programs and services. CAGC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate online*

Click the donate button to conveniently donate through PayPal. Credit cards accepted.

Donate by mail* Please make your Check or Money Order payable to:  

Community Action of Greene County, Inc. 7856 Route 9W Catskill, NY 12414

*Your privacy is important to us. For this reason, we use the highest level of security technology provides when dealing with your credit card information. At no time is your contact information ever made available to third parties for any reason.



Thank you Steve Hartman for helping us out with this PSA recognizing our 50th anniversary, and thank you to GNH Lumber who won air time on WYBN TV and donated it to us.

We are proud to partner with Greene County Transit and advertise our services on one of their busses!!!

We Are Here to Help!

Community Action of Greene County, Inc. is the designated anti-poverty agency serving all of Greene County. The Agency also serves Columbia County through its Domestic Violence Program.  Through a variety of community service programs and emergency services aimed at assisting low-income and vulnerable populations achieve self-sufficiency, we strive toward our mission of  "Creating Opportunities, Fighting Poverty, Changing Lives."  We are part of more than 1,000 local, private non-profit, and public agencies that work together to implement ways to end poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout the United States. Community Action of Greene County, Inc. links human service resources throughout our service area to provide leadership and serve the specific needs of each community.

Our Goals Are to Help
  • Individuals & Families Become Self-Sufficient
  • Improve The Conditions in Which People Live
  • Develop Partnerships Among Supporters & Providers of Services
  • Increase Our Agency’s Capacity to Achieve Results


YES…I would like to support! Your gift will help us feed, shelter and train people in the community.

Thrift Store

Pay it Forward was opened in order to serve our community with quality goods at affordable prices.

Domestic Violence

Don’t make excuses, make it stop. 24-hour Hotline available.
Call 518.943.9211 today!

Food Donations

Food Donations

Find a list of suggested food pantry items that are perfect to donate for any of our area food pantries.

How We Help You

Community Action of Greene County, Inc. is committed to empowering individuals and families in need by connecting them to a wide variety of available programs and resources. Whether it's emergency assistance, housing solutions, legal advocacy or help with tax preparation, we are trained to help you find and utilize the proper networks within your community.

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Use this website is a prescreening tool to provide a quick and easy way for you to find out if you might be able to receive assistance.

Greene County Community Action Program helps the community in many services, resources and solutions. How We Help You:


Emergency Assistance

about to get the content If you or your family are immediate need of food, clothing or household items, Community Action of Greene County is here to help. We can provide immediate emergency assistance, as well as connect you to a variety of resources in Greene County and surrounding communities. Emergency Resources:
  • Emergency Food Pantry: Funded through Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program and the generosity of concerned churches, civic groups, schools, and individuals, Community Action of Greene County, Inc. operates an Emergency Food Pantry. Those requesting service are provided with a three-day supply of food, and are asked to complete an intake and brief interview. The consumer may then be referred to other supports within the agency or community that may be of assistance to them.

    Monday, Thursday & Friday, 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • Clothing & Household Items: We maintain a voucher program with our Thrift Store to provide emergency assistance, necessary items to fire victims and others in emergency situations with no resources.

For more information about any of these programs please call: 518.943.9205.

Help Us

There are many ways to contribute positively to our efforts. Donations of food, clothing and household goods are always welcome, and volunteers are a vital and much-needed component of the work that we do. Please give what you can and don't be surprised if you get something unexpected in return! It feels good to make a real difference in somebody else's life.



The Board of Directors of Community Action of Greene County, Inc. currently has openings for people interested in making a contribution to their community. Won't you join this dynamic group and make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own? If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Florence Ohle at 518.943.9205, ext. 101 For more information about any of these opportunities please call: 518.943.9205 or contact us.


Your gift will help us feed, shelter and train people in the community. There is always a need for nutritional food items at local food pantries. Click the link to view a list of suggested donation items. The Thrift Store was opened in order to serve our community with quality goods at affordable prices. Your contributions are always welcome! Items currently needed to keep our programs running smoothly.

About CAP

Community Action of Greene County, Inc. is dedicated to community wellness and betterment through a wide variety of programs and services. Our resources are diverse, ranging from GED instruction and income tax preparation assistance to domestic violence intervention and supportive housing. We strive to improve the lives of low-income citizens and their families, helping them on the path to self-sufficiency so that they may achieve their full potential.

News and Events

Community Action of Greene County local News and Events. Stay up-to-date!

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Martin Luther King Day-Office Closed All Day
Martin Luther King Day-Office Closed All Day @ Community Action of Greene County, Inc.
Jan 17 all-day
Martin Luther King Day-Office Closed All Day @ Community Action of Greene County, Inc. | Catskill | New York | United States
If this is a Domestic Violence issue please call our hotline at 518-943-9211.
Board of Directors Meeting 3:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Finance  3:30 Regular Meeting 4:00