Geneseo Food Pantry
Friday, May 26, 2017
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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.

 


 

April 2017

“Scouting for Food” took place on March 18, and we thank everyone who put out food for the Scouts to bring to the Pantry.  Also, thank you to the Scouts who collected, delivered, and sorted the food for the Food Pantry.  We are very grateful for the generosity of our community.
 

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.  Locally, postal employees, family members, and friends donate the entire day to collect food from postal patrons both on city and rural routes.  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.

 

The groundbreaking for the new Food Pantry building will be in April.  The construction should take approximately six months.  We are grateful for the support of the community in this project and we look forward to moving into our new building in the future!

 

If you are planting a garden this year, please consider planting a row for the Geneseo Food Pantry.  Our clients love having fresh produce to choose from, and some try vegetables they’ve never eaten before if we have them available.

 

With warmer weather approaching, the food pantry is in need of light jackets, shorts, capris, toddler size clothing, and towels.

 

Our volunteer of the month, Monica Vorac, has been volunteering at the Geneseo Food Pantry for two years.  She sorts donations, stocks clothing racks and shelves, and helps clients find specific items.  Monica said, “We see clients with real needs like food, boots for children, and clothes for work.  At the same time we see a generous community, week after week supporting us with bags of groceries and boxes of food.”  Monica remembered once in the middle of winter, a 14-year-old boy came to the Food Pantry looking for a pair of winter boots.  He found his exact size and both he and his mother were so very grateful.  They left with big smiles.  Monica was so happy we could help.

 

Please continue to visit our website at www.geneseofoodpantry.org or like our Facebook page for updates on current Food Pantry needs, food drives, and other events.

 

Our food needs for April are:  Taco shells, rice, canned chili, cereal, and sugar.

 

Our non-food needs are:  Shampoo, dish soap, toilet paper, adult pain relievers, and hand sanitizer.