Geneseo Food Pantry
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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September 2017

 

School has begun and on August 14 and 15 our clients’ children were provided with brand new school supplies, backpacks, socks, underwear, and vouchers for shoes, thanks to the caring donations from our community!  Your thoughtfulness makes a big difference in the lives of the families we serve.

During the month of September, Geneseo Super Wash, 810 W. Main St., will be donating 50 cents to the Food Pantry for every fully paid automatic car wash.  If you prefer to use tokens, they will also donate $1.00 for every set of tokens purchased (5 for $27.00.  Tokens have a $6.00 value).

As the weather stars to cool off, light jackets, long-sleeved shirts, and jeans will be needed.  We are also in need of baby/toddler clothing, small size men’s clothing, and towels.  Please consider donating your unwanted clothing and household items to the Food Pantry.  Many clients get clothing at the Food Pantry to reduce their spending on clothing for their families.

The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Food needs include:  Flour, sugar, taco shells, chicken breast, and syrup.

Non-food needs:  Kleenex, all-purpose cleaners, bar soap, allergy medicine and conditioner.

 


 

August 2017

 

Progress is being made on the new Food Pantry building!  Like the Geneseo Food Pantry Facebook page to see updates on the progress.

The first day of school is August 21, but it is not too late to donate to our school supply drive.  A list of needed school supplies can be found on each school’s website.  You may drop donations off at the Food Pantry any time during normal business hours.  All donations stay in the Geneseo School District.

If you are interested in contributing to the cost of a client’s rent or utilities, you may write that in the memo of your check, and it will be distributed accordingly. 

We have a red donation drop box for food donations located in the vestibule of Fareway for your convenience.  You may also donate at the Food Pantry during our business hours:  Mon., Tue., Thu., from 9-12:00 and 1-4:00, and Fri. 9-12:00.

Is your garden starting to overflow with produce?  Please feel free to drop off any extra to the Food Pantry by 4:00 p.m. any Monday so it will be available for food distribution day on Tuesday.  Our clients always appreciate fresh produce!
As the school year begins and fall approaches, our clients will be in need of lightweight jackets, long sleeve shirts and jeans as the weather cools off.  We are also in need of newborn baby clothing and men’s small size clothing.  A large number of families and individuals use the items donated by the community to reduce the cost of clothing for their children.
Our volunteer of the month, Diane Cessna, has been volunteering at the Geneseo Food Pantry for almost one year.  She packs groceries that clients have selected from a list.  Diane said the best things about volunteering at the Food Pantry are interacting with good, caring people and trying to make a difference in the community.  She said volunteering makes her realize how generous the community is to help people in need.

Food needs for the month of August are:  Pie filling, cereal, microwave popcorn, mandarin oranges, and pickles.

Non-food needs are:  Pain relievers, garbage bags, freezer bags, Q-tips, and lotion.