Geneseo Food Pantry
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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January 2018

The Food Pantry staff, board, volunteers and clients hope all of you had a Blessed Christmas and send wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year!  During this time of year our clients had the opportunity to see God’s love at work through the many donations to the Pantry that helped them have a brighter Christmas season. The outpouring of support this year has been overwhelming!  We would like to thank all of the churches, individuals, community organizations and area businesses for all they have done for our clients with donations of food, holiday gifts and financial assistance.  With your help we were able to bless many families during the holidays and we would like to take this opportunity to pass on their thanks to all of you.

We are in need of blankets, coats, snow pants, boots, etc. to help keep our clients warm throughout this winter season.  If you have any of these items that are gently used and no longer needed, the Food Pantry would welcome your donation.

Progress is being made on the new building for the Food Pantry!  As of December 15, there is still work to be finished inside the building, and we do not have a move in date.

Thank you for all your support throughout the year. We pray that God blesses you and your families in 2018!

Food needs for January are:  Taco shells, canned chicken, canned fruit, coffee and hot chocolate mix.

Non-food needs for January are:  Dish soap, Q-tips, laundry soap, pull-up training pants, and shampoo.
 


 

December 2017

 

The Food Pantry staff, board, volunteers and clients wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!  During this time of year our clients have the opportunity to see God’s love at work through the many donations of time, clothing, toys and food to the Food Pantry that help them have a brighter Holiday season.

Now that the weather is cold, warmer clothing like coats, hats, mittens, and snow pants in kids’ sizes up through adult sizes are needed.  We are especially in need of men’s coats.  This is the time of year when our clients see their utility bills rise.  A Project Now representative came to the Food Pantry to help many of our disabled, elderly and low income clients apply for Low Income Heat and Energy Assistance (LIHEAP).  This program provides a one-time payment to the power company to help reduce the dollar amount needed to keep bills current.  Not all of our clients qualify for LIHEAP but are still in need of assistance.  Needy families and individuals can be helped with the high costs of heating and electricity through donations to the Food Pantry designated in the memo of the check for utility assistance.  A payment will be made by the Food Pantry to a client’s account when the need arises.

The holidays can also be a time when our clients are in need of help providing Christmas gifts and holiday meals for their families.  If you, your family, or organization is thinking of adopting a family for Christmas you may call our office at 944-3165.  Gifts must be delivered by December 11.

The Food Pantry will be open normal hours during the month of December with the following changes:  We will close for Christmas on Tue., December 19 at 4:00 p.m. and reopen on Monday, January 8 at 9:00 am.  Progress is being made on the new building but there is still work to be done inside the building.  A move in date has not yet been determined.

Food Needs for December:  Flour, sugar, canned chicken breast, crackers, and pizza crust mix. 
Non-food Needs are:  Shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry soap, and bar soap.