Geneseo Food Pantry
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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February 2018


At the Geneseo Food Pantry, we focus on encouraging clients to make wise choices to stretch their food dollars.  A representative from the University of Illinois Extension Outreach Program is periodically available when clients come to pick up food.  She provides low cost recipe ideas using ingredients that the Food Pantry has available.  She also takes a minute to speak personally with each client, helping them find low cost nutritional foods that all members of the family enjoy, and her help is appreciated.

Food Pantry clients can shop for clothing and household items once per week.  On the second floor there are clothes, accessories, sheets, blankets, towels, kitchen items, small appliances, decorations, toys, books, CDs, videos, games, and puzzles.  Our clients would appreciate any of these items you can donate.  We often run low on baby clothes, smaller size men’s clothes, dishes, and towels.

Progress is being made on the new building for the Food Pantry, but as of January 15, we do not have a move-in date.

If you have joined Facebook, please look up Geneseo Food Pantry and “like” our Facebook page.  You will see updates on what is going on at the Food Pantry, and what our current needs are.

If the Geneseo schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Food Pantry is also.  The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day.  Our business hours are Mon., Tue., and Thu., 9-12 and 1-4, and Fri., 9-12.

Food needs for February are:  Syrup, rice, jelly, chicken broth, and tomato sauce.

Non-food needs are:  Dish soap, garbage bags, paper towels, q tips, and mouthwash.


January 2018

The Food Pantry staff, board, volunteers and clients hope all of you had a Blessed Christmas and send wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year!  During this time of year our clients had the opportunity to see God’s love at work through the many donations to the Pantry that helped them have a brighter Christmas season. The outpouring of support this year has been overwhelming!  We would like to thank all of the churches, individuals, community organizations and area businesses for all they have done for our clients with donations of food, holiday gifts and financial assistance.  With your help we were able to bless many families during the holidays and we would like to take this opportunity to pass on their thanks to all of you.

We are in need of blankets, coats, snow pants, boots, etc. to help keep our clients warm throughout this winter season.  If you have any of these items that are gently used and no longer needed, the Food Pantry would welcome your donation.

Progress is being made on the new building for the Food Pantry!  As of December 15, there is still work to be finished inside the building, and we do not have a move in date.

Thank you for all your support throughout the year. We pray that God blesses you and your families in 2018!

Food needs for January are:  Taco shells, canned chicken, canned fruit, coffee and hot chocolate mix.

Non-food needs for January are:  Dish soap, Q-tips, laundry soap, pull-up training pants, and shampoo.