Funding for 50 Locations Includes School-Based Pantry Support
The Northern New York Community Foundation is pleased to invest $40,000 in local food pantries and soup kitchens in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The board-approved grant will help strengthen programs and stock shelves at community food pantries, thrift stores and soup kitchens across the tri-county region.
The Community Foundation provides annual support to organizations that operate in partnership with the Food Bank of Central New York, Syracuse. Fifty organizations are set to receive funding through the latest grant that the Community Foundation Board of Directors approved during its quarterly meeting Dec. 18.
For the second year, the Food Bank of Central New York is also continuing a school-based food pantry program at four public schools: Watertown City School District, Thousand Islands Central School, Clifton- Fine Central School and Heuvelton Central School, as well as for the first time, Jefferson Community College.
“This grant enables us to have an impact all across the Foundation’s geographic area. We know it makes a difference now and all year long for communities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “Support for these programs also continues to strengthen our long-standing partnerships with community-based food pantries and the Food Bank of Central New York, which helps leverage significantly more food for every dollar contributed,” he said.
According to the Food Bank of Central New York, one in eight people in Northern and Central New York are classified as “food insecure.” Each dollar local food pantries and soup kitchens spend with the Food Bank can provide enough food for three meals.
Organizations receiving grant support include:
- Alexandria Bay Food Pantry
- Antwerp Food Pantry
- Cape Vincent Food Pantry
- Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry
- Community Action Planning Council Food Pantry
- Depauville Food Pantry
- Feed Our Vets Food Pantry, Watertown
- Gwen’s Food Pantry, LaFargeville
- Indian River Baptist Church Food Pantry, Philadelphia
- Jefferson Community College Food Pantry
- 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
- Thousand Islands Central School Food Pantry, Cape Vincent
- Village Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry, Carthage
- Watertown City School District Food Pantry
- Watertown Urban Mission Food Pantry
- 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
- Christian Fellowship Center Food Pantry, Madrid
- Christian Life Fellowship Food Pantry, Gouverneur
- Clifton-Fine Central School Food Pantry, Star Lake
- 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
- Heuvelton Central School Food Pantry
- Massena First United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen
- Massena Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry
- Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Potsdam Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Richville Baptist Chapel Food Pantry
- Salvation Army, Massena
- Salvation Army, Ogdensburg
- Salvation Army North Kountry Kitchen, Ogdensburg
- St. Vincent de Paul of Massena Food Pantry
- Star Lake Neighborhood Center Food Pantry
- Tri-Town Community Services Food Pantry, Winthrop
- Waddington Resource Center
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Through strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the community. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.