52 Main Street

Macedon, NY 14502

Macedon Food Pantry

The Macedon Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that serves needy families in the Macedon, New York area, located in Wayne County. Families must register with their name, address, phone number, and the number of adults, children, and elderly in their family. The Macedon Food Pantry is celebrating it's 48th year of continuous service to meet the needs of families who are in distress due to circumstances that have fallen on them: loss of income, illness, fear of eviction, or for whatever reason they are in need. An adult must register and provide proof of address in the Macedon area. We are members of Food Link and receive food and other benefits that are offered. Donations from individuals as well as organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Post Office, local companies, and the schools also help with needed commodities. We average approximately 90 family visits per month. Thus far in 2021we have served approximately 637 people, including adults, children and seniors. This is about 120 more people than were served in 2020.In the past few months our visits have increased about 25%. The Pantry is open one day a week: Friday from 12 noon until 1:30 pm. Due to COVID 19 and loss of volunteers, we have had to decrease to only one day a week. Clients drive up to the door, and they are provided with a box of food products, a bag of perishables (eggs, milk, cheese, bread, meat) and a bag of paper products, laundry supplies and personal products, for example: deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and bar soap. Families who do not live in Macedon are given food at their visit, but are encouraged to find a pantry in their living area. We have lists of all the local pantries with addresses and phone numbers to provide the clients. All volunteers at the Pantry have been instructed in the Civil Rights Compliance Training as directed by FoodLink and the Federal Government. This involves annual training and updates. We comply with all of FoodLink's rules and regulations, and have always received favorable reviews. Because of COVID19 this year, we have not yet been inspected for 2021. The Macedon Food Pantry also has an annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Program to make the Holidays happier for our clients.. The Christmas program includes a food box for the family, gifts cards for perishables and presents for all the children in the household. This is accomplished by donations from families in the Parish of St. Katharine Drexel and local businesses and organizations. Macedon Center Methodist Church also helps with this project. In 2020,the Christmas program assisted 140 families: 280 adults (including 67 seniors), 171 children, for a total of 451 individuals. Already 250 letters have been sent to families in the area to see who wants to participate in the 2021 Christmas program. Twenty families will also be contacted shortly to participate in the Thanksgiving program. This year we will be adding four Senior families. The food boxes will be ready on the 24th of November for pickup. The boxes will contain a turkey and dinner for the number of people in each household plus extra canned goods to supplement more meals. Throughout the year the Pantry also gives temporary assistance to help our clients. In 2020, so far, the Pantry has helped 31 persons with rent, 14 with utilities, one for car repairs, one for auto insurance,and one for propane.Also, we have given donations to ten agencies to assist others. The Chairperson can contact other organizations in our area to assist with the immediate interventions. We also donated to Pal-Mac schools help with the current school Back Pack Program. Our volunteers do not come just from St. Patrick's (St. Katharine Drexel Parish) but from the community of Macedon, including other Churches and charitable individuals. We are a well-run, well-staffed volunteer organization that contributes to the needy of our area. To keep this program functioning, non-perishable food and dollar donations are needed on a monthly basis. When funds and food run low, we are unable to fully assist many of our families. Summer months are always more stressful for families with children because there are no programs provided by the schools. We thank you in advance and appreciate any donations that will assist us in our goal to provide for our families.

We focus on: Human Services

Where we are: Wayne

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