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WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY
FEB 9 2017 DUE TO THE SNOW STORM.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY NEED FOR
FOOD YOU CAN CALL US. WE WILL RE-
OPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY FEB. 15 AT
OUR REGULAR TIME.
Our Hours are as Follows:
Wednesday: 2:00pm to 6:45pm
Thursday: 2:00pm to 4:45pm
The Pantry restocks the pick up
room at 8:00am on Tuesday.
If you are interested in volunteering see Judy at that time.
By joining our team, you
get to help those that are
having a hard time
making ends meet. It will
give you a great feeling
knowing that what you
are doing is making such
a difference to other
people .Even if you can
only help (1) one day a week, it will make a impact on folks who depend on our services. Fill out the request information section on this page and we will get back to you.Thank You for your interest in our cause, make it your cause too.
If you need food, please join us weekly at our pantry. We offer a three- day supply of free food Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Use the email form at the left and get more information on our operation/ We can set up delivery for you if you are house bound. Contact us we are here to help.
Feeding America sets standards and acquires food donations from national companies for its 200+ member food banks located throughout the country.
Food Bank Association of NYS
The Association assists the food bank network by obtaining more food and funds for its members, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in New York State.
The Good Neighbor Food Pantry Is proud to be part of the
Food Pantry chain that is supported by these two wonderful
organizations. WE thank them for their support.
The buttons below will connect you to vital programs through DSS. Use them for help.
Map the Meal Gap calculated overall and food insecurity rates for all counties in the U.S. See how your county compares to the national rate of 15.9% of people struggle to get enough to eat.
The final school bell of the year will ring before we know it, and children across the country will leave their schools for the summer. But for over 21 million children who depend on free or reduced-priced school lunches, they could be without a source for nutritious meals. You can help parents rest easier, knowing that they will have the food they need to feed their children.
I wrote to you recently about Gerald, a single dad to three beautiful girls: Koi, Briana, and Gianna. Gerald works hard to support his daughters, but is still having trouble making ends meet. His daughters enjoy healthy meals and snacks at a fun, safe after-school and summer program operated by his local food bank, a member of the Feeding America network
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"The mission of the Good Neighbor Food Pantry is to serve those who walk through our door by providing food as well as information on how to access other services."
Summary Of GNFP
The Good Neighbor Food Pantry of Woodstock strives to alleviate hunger in our area! Our clients choose from a Variety of foods, a 3 day supply of healthy, fresh food. They are families, seniors, children, individuals, the physically challenged and the mentally handicapped. Our clientele come from Woodstock and neighboring communities.
The pantry has an open to the public policy including all populations without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, age, color, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, income, disability, health status, unemployment, underemployment, or homelessness! Our doors are open to all who come.
The GNFP of Woodstock is an all volunteer pantry. Our volunteers come out and work tirelessly to accomplish our mission. We deliver food to the homebound in our community. Our coordinator, Judy Fox, makes it possible for people to get food in emergency situations.
Our host church, The Woodstock Reformed Church, helps us with this task by providing space and a variety of other support tasks. We would not be able to provide as well as we do without their support. For this we are truly grateful.
Please Help Us To Feed the Hungry as the need is mounting and our hallways are full and our lines are getting longer an our need for additional funds and supplies is greater than ever. Every week approximately 500 people are served, and it is getting more difficult to fill the pantry with food.
We encourage you to join us in this ongoing challenge and donate whatever you can to help us with our daunting task to alleviate hunger as we know it.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization is right around the corner and I wanted to share a personal story from a community member who has seen the impact hunger has on children. Here is Eric's story in own words:
"I work for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bristol, Virginia. One morning, we were so alarmed when we heard that a young boy who is on the breakfast and lunch program at school wanted two breakfasts on a Monday morning.
We asked him why he was so hungry. He stated that all he had to eat over the weekend was a ketchup packet.
Our woman's group immediately went into action and partnered with "Communities in Schools" and now sponsors our Back Pack Snack Pack program. We receive donations from church members and set aside a day each month to pack shopping bags of nutritious snacks for in-need elementary school children.
A volunteer takes the filled bags each week to a local elementary school. We are so appreciative of our church members who have fully supported us, the programs that make this possible and we thank God for giving us the opportunity to serve our community in this way."
When Eric saw the impact that hunger had on children in his community, he was driven to act. I hope after reading this story that you too will act and ensure that a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization is passed.