Geneseo Food Pantry
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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March 2018

Did you know the Food Pantry provides emergency rent assistance?  If you are interested in helping someone pay rent, please write, “For rent assistance” in the memo of your check.

With spring right around the corner we will be accepting donations of lighter coats and jackets.  We are also in need of baby and toddler clothing, kitchen and household items, sheets and towels.


Our clients are grateful for the farm fresh eggs some local farmers donate throughout the year.  Donations of fresh and frozen meats also help our clients stretch their food budget.


Are you starting to plan your garden?  Please consider planting an extra row for those who cannot always afford to purchase fresh produce.  Our clients truly appreciate the fresh fruits and vegetables donated from gardens in our community. 


The “Scouting for Food” Cub Scout and Boy Scout food drive will take place Saturday, March 17.  The Scouts will distribute flyers prior to the pickup date.  If you set out food and it is not picked up, please bring it to the Food Pantry at 217 N. Russell Ave.  Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.  Food drives and continued donations from the community help us feed our clients well into the summer months.  If your group or organization is interested in having a food drive for the Food Pantry, please contact us at 944-3165.


Food needs for this month are:  Pizza sauce, pizza crust mix, beef broth, tomato paste, and ketchup.


Non-food needs are:  Aspirin, allergy medicine, paper towels, pull up training pants, and fabric softener.



February 2018

At the Geneseo Food Pantry, we focus on encouraging clients to make wise choices to stretch their food dollars.  A representative from the University of Illinois Extension Outreach Program is periodically available when clients come to pick up food.  She provides low cost recipe ideas using ingredients that the Food Pantry has available.  She also takes a minute to speak personally with each client, helping them find low cost nutritional foods that all members of the family enjoy, and her help is appreciated.

Food Pantry clients can shop for clothing and household items once per week.  On the second floor there are clothes, accessories, sheets, blankets, towels, kitchen items, small appliances, decorations, toys, books, CDs, videos, games, and puzzles.  Our clients would appreciate any of these items you can donate.  We often run low on baby clothes, smaller size men’s clothes, dishes, and towels.

Progress is being made on the new building for the Food Pantry, but as of January 15, we do not have a move-in date.

If you have joined Facebook, please look up Geneseo Food Pantry and “like” our Facebook page.  You will see updates on what is going on at the Food Pantry, and what our current needs are.

If the Geneseo schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Food Pantry is also.  The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day.  Our business hours are Mon., Tue., and Thu., 9-12 and 1-4, and Fri., 9-12.

Food needs for February are:  Syrup, rice, jelly, chicken broth, and tomato sauce.

Non-food needs are:  Dish soap, garbage bags, paper towels, q tips, and mouthwash.