Geneseo Food Pantry
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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November 2017

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.  If you would like to provide a Thanksgiving box for a family or individual, please call us at 944-3165 or click on the link on our home page at Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed on November 20 and 21.

A Project Now representative came to the Food Pantry on October 12 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).

The estimated completion of the new building for the Food Pantry is the end of November, but because of our busy holiday season, we will move in after the holidays.  Thank you to all who contributed and supported this project!

In observance of Thanksgiving the Food Pantry will be closed on November 23 and 24.

Food needs for November are:  Flour, taco shells, jelly, canned chili, and flavored oatmeal.

Non-food needs include:  Toilet paper, aspirin, paper towels, bar soap, and conditioner.




October 2017

The new building construction for the Geneseo Food Pantry is coming along nicely.  Pictures of the new building progress can be seen on the Geneseo Food Pantry Facebook page (like us at Geneseo Food Pantry).  The new construction should be finished this fall. 

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: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00-noon and 1:00-4:00, and Friday, 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.

Our volunteer of the month, Joni Beck, has been volunteering at the Geneseo Food Pantry for seven years.  She updates the Food Pantry's website on a monthly or as-needed basis.  Joni said the best thing about volunteering at the Food Pantry is helping Jolynn and Nicole – they are so appreciative.  She said it is great to see the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses that support the Food Pantry’s mission.

The Food Pantry is in need of: Sugar, pancake mix, tuna, ketchup, and canned fruit.

Non-food needs include: Toilet paper, conditioner, freezer bags, aspirin, and paper towels.