Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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October 2019 Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry Newsletter

With Halloween coming up, our clients will be shopping at the Food Pantry for Halloween costumes for their children, as well as warm clothing for the chilly fall weather.  If you have any clothing or household items you no longer need, you may donate them during our business hours:  Mon., Tue., and Thu. from 9:00-noon and 1:00-4:00, and Fri., 9:00-noon.

Every year Christian love is demonstrated in the many ways our community makes the holidays better for the less fortunate in our area.  It’s not too early to start thinking about what you or your group might like to do to help the less fortunate during the holiday season.  Some ideas include making boxes of ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner, gift certificates for singles or elderly people who would be alone on the holidays, food drives, or donating meat.  To let us know how you might want to help, or to find out more about adopting a family for Thanksgiving or Christmas, please contact the Food Pantry at 944-3165.

For the entire month of September, Geneseo Super Wash at 810 W. Main Street donated 50 cents to the Food Pantry for every automatic and self-serve car wash that was purchased.  In addition they donated $2.00 for every set of tokens purchased.  Thank you, Super Wash!

We are so grateful to the Sellman Cox Agency for donating milk (10 half gallons and 10 gallons) each month, April through December. If your business or organization is ready to fulfill a special need of the Food Pantry, please call us at 944-3165.

Our volunteer of the month, Tom Douksas, has been volunteering for the Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry for 13 years.  He helps clients carry out groceries, helps with food drives, picks up donations, run errands, and sings and whistles songs!  Tom has a wife and two children.  He enjoys golf, skiing, biking, riding scooters, and walking.  Tom said the best thing about volunteering at the Food Pantry is spreading good cheer, singing songs, talking and cheering up people.  He enjoys helping others through their difficult time. Thank you, Tom!

The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

The Food Pantry is in need of: Chunky style soups, cereal, canned ravioli, baked beans, and canned chili.

 

Non-food needs include: Garbage bags, bleach, paper towels, q tips, and foil.