Geneseo Food Pantry
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August 2017

 

Progress is being made on the new Food Pantry building!  Like the Geneseo Food Pantry Facebook page to see updates on the progress.

The first day of school is August 21, but it is not too late to donate to our school supply drive.  A list of needed school supplies can be found on each school’s website.  You may drop donations off at the Food Pantry any time during normal business hours.  All donations stay in the Geneseo School District.

If you are interested in contributing to the cost of a client’s rent or utilities, you may write that in the memo of your check, and it will be distributed accordingly. 

We have a red donation drop box for food donations located in the vestibule of Fareway for your convenience.  You may also donate at the Food Pantry during our business hours:  Mon., Tue., Thu., from 9-12:00 and 1-4:00, and Fri. 9-12:00.

Is your garden starting to overflow with produce?  Please feel free to drop off any extra to the Food Pantry by 4:00 p.m. any Monday so it will be available for food distribution day on Tuesday.  Our clients always appreciate fresh produce!
As the school year begins and fall approaches, our clients will be in need of lightweight jackets, long sleeve shirts and jeans as the weather cools off.  We are also in need of newborn baby clothing and men’s small size clothing.  A large number of families and individuals use the items donated by the community to reduce the cost of clothing for their children.
Our volunteer of the month, Diane Cessna, has been volunteering at the Geneseo Food Pantry for almost one year.  She packs groceries that clients have selected from a list.  Diane said the best things about volunteering at the Food Pantry are interacting with good, caring people and trying to make a difference in the community.  She said volunteering makes her realize how generous the community is to help people in need.

Food needs for the month of August are:  Pie filling, cereal, microwave popcorn, mandarin oranges, and pickles.

Non-food needs are:  Pain relievers, garbage bags, freezer bags, Q-tips, and lotion.
 



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.