Geneseo Food Pantry
Friday, April 20, 2018
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April 2018


“Scouting for Food” took place on March 17, 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 12.  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.

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.  We are happy to accept fresh eggs, dairy and meat as well! 

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

As of March 12, we do not have a move in date for our new building.  We will update the churches when we have a move in date.

You may visit our website at or like our Facebook page for updates on current Food Pantry needs, food drives, and other events.

Our food needs for April are:  Sugar, canned chili, baked beans, ketchup, and jelly.

Our non-food needs are:  Dish soap, tissues, garbage bags, freezer bags, and mouthwash.




March 2018


Did you know the Food Pantry provides emergency rent assistance?  If you are interested in helping someone pay rent, please write, “For rent assistance” in the memo of your check.

With spring right around the corner we will be accepting donations of lighter coats and jackets.  We are also in need of baby and toddler clothing, kitchen and household items, sheets and towels.


Our clients are grateful for the farm fresh eggs some local farmers donate throughout the year.  Donations of fresh and frozen meats also help our clients stretch their food budget.


Are you starting to plan your garden?  Please consider planting an extra row for those who cannot always afford to purchase fresh produce.  Our clients truly appreciate the fresh fruits and vegetables donated from gardens in our community. 


The “Scouting for Food” Cub Scout and Boy Scout food drive will take place Saturday, March 17.  The Scouts will distribute flyers prior to the pickup date.  If you set out food and it is not picked up, please bring it to the Food Pantry at 217 N. Russell Ave.  Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.  Food drives and continued donations from the community help us feed our clients well into the summer months.  If your group or organization is interested in having a food drive for the Food Pantry, please contact us at 944-3165.


Food needs for this month are:  Pizza sauce, pizza crust mix, beef broth, tomato paste, and ketchup.


Non-food needs are:  Aspirin, allergy medicine, paper towels, pull up training pants, and fabric softener.