Geneseo Food Pantry
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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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.

 

 


 

September 2017


School has begun and on August 14 and 15 our clients’ children were provided with brand new school supplies, backpacks, socks, underwear, and vouchers for shoes, thanks to the caring donations from our community!  Your thoughtfulness makes a big difference in the lives of the families we serve.

During the month of September, 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).

As the weather stars to cool off, light jackets, long-sleeved shirts, and jeans will be needed.  We are also in need of baby/toddler clothing, small size men’s clothing, and towels.  Please consider donating your unwanted clothing and household items to the Food Pantry.  Many clients get clothing at the Food Pantry to reduce their spending on clothing for their families.

The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Food needs include:  Flour, sugar, taco shells, chicken breast, and syrup.

Non-food needs:  Kleenex, all-purpose cleaners, bar soap, allergy medicine and conditioner.