Geneseo Food Pantry
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May 2018

 

The Geneseo Food Pantry moved to the new building at 550 Dilenbeck Dr., Geneseo on April 21.  An open house was held on April 28, and the Food Pantry opened for business at the new location on April 30.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the New Building Fund and to those who: helped with the capital campaign, worked on the building project, donated materials/ labor, or helped move all those boxes!  This project has received a great deal of support from the community, and all of you made it happen.

The 24tth 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.  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.

From April 30 through May 31, 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.  They are also grateful for any fresh eggs, meat and dairy products donated by our community!

We would like to thank Scouts, leaders, parents, volunteers, and all who donated 2,021 food items during the 2018 “Scouting for Food” drive. We appreciate your continued support!  Also, thank you to the Geneseo Girl Scouts for donating 54 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 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Our food needs for May are:  Sugar, taco shells, boxed potatoes, tuna, and rice.

Our non-food needs for May are:  Mouthwash, liquid toilet cleaner, trash bags, toilet paper, and dish soap.

 


 

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 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:  Sugar, canned chili, baked beans, ketchup, and jelly.

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