PCSD Superintendent Chris Byrne

“Erin’s Angels have played a critical role in providing food to over seventy children every week in the Phoenix Central School District. I have been thoroughly impressed with their efforts and commitment to our students over the past year and a half.  This group of volunteers has gone above and beyond in so many ways for our students.  Their work includes attending planning meetings, fundraising, collecting donations and packing weekly food bags.  Their efforts are very well recognized and appreciated by myself, the Phoenix CSD Board of Education and the entire Phoenix Community.”      


3rd Grade Teacher

"A student of mine came to me the other day with half of her lunch saved.  I asked her if she needed more time to eat.  She replied that there was no food at home so she was eating half of her lunch now and the other half for dinner.  I provided her with some  snacks and she said she knew she was going to get food bags tomorrow in school and thanked me.  This conversation made me realize how much these bags are making a difference.  Thank you! "


Judy Craigmile

As a resident of Phoenix, NY, I have become more aware of the food scarcity situation for some families residing in our School District through Erin's Angels.  Through their efforts I have learned how food scarcity impacts  child health and scholastic achievement.  This awareness has led me to provide financial support to Erin's Angels so I can contribute to ending child hunger in our School District.  No child should go hungry at home, and Erin's Angels assures  child-friendly, healthy foods are available on weekends for children experiencing food scarcity at home to prepare and eat. 

The Shineman Foundation's generous financial support has allowed Erin's Angels to educate and inform the local community on this vital child health need and spearhead an initiative to bring a long-term sustainable resolution.   I am thankful to Erin's Angels'  creators, Phoenix Central School District teachers, staff and administrators, and community volunteers who offer their time, energy, talents and expertise to assure school-age children have access to nutritious food options to eat on weekends.  I appreciate  the level of professionalism with which Erin's Angels operates and their creativity in engaging the public with fun fundraising events.  Erin's Angels can be assured of my continued financial support.


Michele Hawthorne

"Erin’s Angels is helping a community heal after a tragic loss. It is an opportunity to take the sadness and turn it into a legacy that is positive and about growing something beautiful in our community in honor of Erin"


Amy Godkin- Assistant Principal of Maroun Elementary

"Students face several obstacles at home that prevent them from thriving at school....hunger should not be one of them.  Erin's Angels provides food and supplies  to over 70 students in our district.  Without help, these students may go hungry or without.  Please consider supporting this organization so that ALL students in need can be helped."

Our Vision

We envision better health and well being for all children now and in future generations by improving food access and connecting the community to resources in order to raise successful students.