Geneseo Food Pantry
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June 2017

 

Progress is being made on the new building for the Food Pantry!  You can like the Geneseo Food Pantry Facebook page to see pictures of the progress.  The new building should be ready in October.

Thank you to the Geneseo Post Office workers who collected donations for the Food Pantry during the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on May 13.  Also, thank you to all who donated food that day.  The donations will help the Food Pantry continue to provide for those in need during the summer months, when donations often decrease.

If you are watching your garden grow, please remember that the Food Pantry appreciates donations of fresh produce.  It enables us to provide clients with healthier food choices, and it provides them with options to try foods they may not have otherwise considered.

Please consider donating a new or used fan to the Food Pantry.  Most of our clients do not have air conditioning and they appreciate receiving fans to keep them cool.  We are also accepting donations of summer clothing, household items, accessories, sheets, blankets, towels, kitchen items, small appliances, toys, books, videos, CDs, games and puzzles.

Girl Scout Service Unit 886 of Geneseo will be holding a food drive on June 18 during the Music Festival parade.  Just have your donation with you during the parade and the Girl Scouts will pick it up as they walk down State Street.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Our Volunteer of the month, Jaime, has been volunteering at the Food Pantry for a few months.  She sorts and puts out housewares and clothing for the clients. Jaime has four daughters and a granddaughter.  She enjoys camping, planner/scrapbooking, fishing, and finishing Nursing School.  Jaime said the best thing about volunteering at the Food Pantry is that she is giving back, and it fills her heart to help others.  During Jaime’s time at the Food Pantry, she has found that the director is “so nice”, she has made friends with other volunteers, and she has learned about how much hard work goes into volunteering.  Jaime said she enjoys every week that she is at the Food Pantry.

The Food Pantry will be closed on July 3 and 4.

Food needs for the month of June are: Tortillas, pizza crust mix, muffin mix, canned asparagus, and chili.

Non-food needs are:  All-purpose cleaner, toilet paper, men’s razor blades, pain relievers, and bleach.

 


May 2017
 

The Geneseo Food Pantry broke ground for the new building on April 4.  The new building will be at
550 Dilenbeck and should be ready to move in around October of this year.  Thank you to all who donated or supported this project!

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be held Saturday, May 13.  It is the largest one day food drive in the world and is made possible by thousands of letter carriers who volunteer their time to participate, countless volunteers who sort, collect, and distribute much needed food to pantries and food banks across the country.  Just leave your donation by your mailbox and it will be picked up when your mail is delivered that day.  These collections help carry us through the summer months, when food donations decrease.

For the entire month of May 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).

If you are planting a garden this year, please consider planting a row for the hungry.  Our clients appreciate having fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from during the summer months.

We would like to thank scouts, leaders, parents, volunteers, and all who donated 2,283 food items during the 2017 “Scouting for Food” drive. We appreciate your continued support!  Also, thank you to the Geneseo Girl Scouts for donating 50 baskets with ingredients for an Easter dinner and Easter baskets for children. You helped many families have a blessed Easter! Thank you for your generosity.

The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Food Pantry is in need of boys’ clothing sizes 14-18, toddler clothing, light jackets, capris, shorts, sheets and towels.

Our food needs for May are:  Taco shells, baked beans, canned chicken breast, canned apricots, and pizza sauce.

Our non-food needs for May are:  Allergy medicine, lotion, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and dish soap.