Buy a Star, Feed a Family


  500 Stars Sold!

Our Goal: 2500 Stars

Rhinebeck Responds is partnering with Sinterklaas
to address food insecurity in our community.

Since early in the pandemic, Rhinebeck has seen rising costs in housing, food, transportation, and heat. Families experience obstacles in access to child care with limited solutions. More local families rely on seasonal jobs with limited cash to spend on groceries.

At a time when hope and cheer can be generated through family gatherings around warm, nurturing, foods, we believe that families should never have to decide between a holiday meal and keeping up on day-to-day winter expenses.

We need your help today…

Sinterklaas is allocating a portion of this year’s star sales to the Church of Messiah food pantry.

With your help, Rhinebeck Responds will match this contribution fourfold.

For every one of the first 1,000 beautiful Sinterklaas stars sold
in a Village store or online
we will put $8 in a fund to buy Tops Markets
food gift cards for 80 local families in need.


For the next 1,000 stars sold, we need your help to fund $5 per star

and distribute fresh, local foods to the Dutch Reformed Church food pantry.

Buy one (or 10) stars online at the Sinterklaas website.
Pick up five stars at a Village store.

Place those stars in your street-facing windows as a symbol of hope in a dark time.
Show that we are “all in this together”

Shop Local

Take a part of your holiday shopping budget and spend it in our local shops. They need your support.

And while you’re in these local stores… buy a star and feed a family.

Stores Selling Stars

Adel Chefridi Jewelry
Albert Shahinian Fine Art
The Beekman Arms
 Hummingbird Jewelers
Iconic Hair
Land of Oz
Mirbeau Inn and Spa
Paper Trail

Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop Rhinebeck Department Store Sam’s Sweet Shop
StarryBird Kids
Sunflower Market
Williams Lumber
Willow Wood
Winter Sun & Summer Moon
Zephyr Boutique
Zimmer Brothers

From all of us at Rhinebeck Responds…

Thank you. Love to all. Be safe.

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