Geneseo Food Pantry
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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July 2017

 
 

Thank you to Girl Scout Service Unit 886 for collecting and delivering food from their “Pack the Pantry” food drive during the Music Festival Parade.  We appreciate the community for supporting their endeavor with many food donations.

Thank you to those who have donated fans.  We still have clients who need fans, so we will accept any type of fan, new or used.  Most of our clients do not have the luxury of air conditioning.

We will be collecting donations of new school supplies during July and August.  Our goal is to provide new school supplies to every child in need within the 228 school district.  If you want to help us reach our goal, you may drop off donations at the Food Pantry anytime during normal business hours.  A list of needed school supplies can be found on each school’s website. If you or your organization is interested in “adopting” an individual child to provide them with their complete list please call us at 944-3165, and we will assign you a child and grade level.

Thank you to all the area gardeners for bringing in their extra produce!  Our clients enjoy choosing from fresh fruits and vegetables, and they are very appreciative.

Food needs for the month of July are:  Canned asparagus, canned carrots, mandarin oranges, cereal, and mustard.

Non-food needs are:  Freezer bags, pain relievers, dish soap, kitchen garbage bags, and conditioner.

 
 

 

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.