NNY Community Foundation Support Critical to Food Pantry

Posted by Claudia Whitmire in CAPC News

Can you imagine lacking the resources to buy enough food for your family? Access to food pantries is especially critical during situations like this. The Food Pantry at Community Action Planning Council has been able to provide food packages equivalent to 86,910 meals from October 2018 to April 2019.

Thanks to the generous donation of $1,500 from Northern New York Community Foundation, our selves were stocked with nutritious food, including a variety of canned vegetables, pasta, protein and soup. 

Our pantry at Community Action Planning Council receives financial support from a variety of sources, including the Food Bank of Central New York, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Northern New York Community Foundation, as well as donations and food drives coordinated by area businesses and individuals.

Visitors to the food pantry are provided with a five-day supply of food (three meals per day) for each member of the household. Food packages contain a variety of food items in keeping with nutrition guidelines from the Food Bank of Central New York. For more information about the food pantry or other Community Action services, please contact 315.782.4900, extension 257.

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