Food Pantries in Three Counties to Share in $30,000 Grant

The Northern New York Community Foundation will invest $30,000 in local food pantries and soup kitchens in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties this coming year. The board-approved grant will help enhance the offerings provided at community food pantries, thrift stores and soup kitchens in the region. The Foundation provides annual support to organizations operating with an official partnership with the Food Bank of Central New York. Close to 40 organizations will receive funding through this grant.

“Because of the incredible generosity of Community Foundation donors, we are able to make a broad-based impact in a very meaningful way across our entire service area again this year,” said Rande S. Richardson, Foundation executive director. “It is one of the grants we make each year that has the greatest reach and positively affects the lives of many,” he said.

The organizations receiving a portion of the grant are:

Jefferson County

Alexandria Bay Food Pantry

Cape Vincent Food Pantry Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry Community Action Planning Council Food Pantry Depauville Food Pantry Gwen’s Food Pantry, LaFargeville Indian River Baptist Church Food Pantry, Philadelphia Rohde Center Food Pantry, Adams St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry, Evans Mills St. Paul’s of Redwood Food Pantry Salvation Army, Watertown Theresa Food Pantry Village Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry, Carthage Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry

Lewis County

Copenhagen Food Pantry Croghan Food Pantry Harrisville Food Pantry Lowville Food Pantry New Bremen Food Pantry Port Leyden Food Pantry

St. Lawrence County Canton Neighborhood Center Food Pantry Church and Community Program, Canton Colton-Pierrepont-Parishville Center Pantry Free Community Meal Soup Kitchen, Star Lake Free Will Meal Program Soup Kitchen, Canton Gouverneur Neighborhood Center Food Pantry Grasse River Food Pantry, Russell Hammond Food Pantry Massena First United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen Massena Neighborhood Center Food Pantry Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry Potsdam Neighborhood Center Food Pantry Richville Baptist Chapel Food Pantry Salvation Army, Ogdensburg

St. James Outreach Center Food Pantry, Gouverneur St. Vincent de Paul of Massena Food Pantry Star Lake Neighborhood Center Food Pantry Tri-Town Community Services Food Pantry, Winthrop

The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.