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Saturday, November 17, 2018
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November 2018 Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff and volunteers at the Geneseo Food Pantry!

The holidays are a time to give thanks for our many blessings and share God’s love with those less fortunate.  Providing a family with the ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving dinner can bless those who find it challenging to add the cost of a Thanksgiving meal to their already stretched budgets.  Another opportunity to help during the holidays is by “adopting” a family or individual for Christmas.  Those willing to donate gifts are matched up with families or individuals in need.  If you adopt a family you will be given a list of the family’s needs and sizes.  If you, your family, or organization would like to provide a Thanksgiving box for a family or individual, or want to adopt a family for Christmas, please call us at 944-3165 or email Jolynn at geneseopantry@gmail.com.  Thanksgiving food must be delivered by November 16.

A Project Now representative came to the Food Pantry in October to help clients who are disabled or over the age of 60 apply for energy assistance through the Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Many Geneseo and Atkinson residents receive clothing and household items from the Food Pantry to help them stay within their budget.  The Food Pantry is currently in need of baby clothes and towels, but will accept donations of any size clothing, accessories, kitchen items, decorations, books, games, toys, movies and music.

 

In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Food Pantry will be closed November 12, and in observance of Thanksgiving the Food Pantry will be closed on November 22 and 23.