The Most Important Meal

The 2023 Most Important Meal event will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023 to raise money for our food closet program. Hudson Valley Credit Union returns once again as our Presenting Sponsor and we are very grateful!

Help local people who are living with chronic illnesses get the nutrition and support they need to stay as healthy as possible!

Join HVCS at the Fishkill Recreation Center on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past.

Fill up on cereal, granola or oatmeal and your favorite dairy (or dairy-free) topping at our self-serve grab-and-go bar. Not a cereal lover? We’ve got you covered with hot food items. You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice. We’ll also have contests, raffles, and candy sales all to raise funds for HVCS’ food and nutrition programs.

Our food and nutrition programs serve hundreds of people and families each year, and the budget is currently $10,000 short for 2024. We are hoping to raise that–and double–to ensure these vital services remain available for those in need.


Tickets are $35.00 per person over the age of 13. Children 12 and under are free! Call (845) 220-3158 with any questions.


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We think The Most Important Meal is a wonderful, fun community event that should be shared with friends. Bring along a new guest (someone who hasn’t attended before) and you’ll BOTH be entered into an exclusive raffle for a wonderful prize at the Rec Center on October 22nd.

Placemat Ads

You can also take out a placemat ad. Your ad is guaranteed to be seen by each of our guests. Business-card sized ads are only $150.00 – reserve yours today by making a donation now, or download the Ad Order Form. You’ll also receive a free ad in our virtual journal which will be displayed at the event.

Ad – $150.00

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Business Listing – $100.00

Virtual Ad/Booster – $75.00


Get a great discount on tickets by signing up as a table host! Make a $200 donation and get 8 tickets (that’s an $80 savings!). We also encourage table hosts to use social media to spread the word about the event (and how about going “live” on Facebook or Instagram while you’re there).


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Call (845) 220-3158 for more information on how you can get your business involved with this great cause.

Golden Bowl Sponsorship – $1,500.00

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Silver SpoonSponsorship – $1,000.00

Grade A Sponsorship -$500.00

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This year’s sponsors are listed below. To sign up as a sponsor, download our fillable form and email it to begin using your sponsorship benefits.

2023 Sponsors To-Date:

Presenting Sponsor

The Crafted Kup


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Everyone is welcome. This is a family-friendly event and children 12 and under can eat for free.

What type of event can I expect?

Expect a fun, laid-back family-friendly atmosphere. The dress code is casual; some past guests have arrived in pajamas! Check out photos from previous years for a feel for the Most Important Meal.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Fishkill Recreation Center has plenty of free parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Kendra at (845) 220-3158 or email him at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring your printed ticket to the event but it may speed up your entry if you do bring it along. We will have a guest list at the door.

Why does my receipt say “Cornerstone Family Healthcare Foundation”? I thought I was donating to HVCS.

HVCS and Cornerstone merged in 2021. All donations will be used on our emergency food pantry programs, including the 7 that are part of HVCS’ service offerings. HVCS is a beneficiary of the Cornerstone Family Healthcare Charitable Foundation.