The Lycoming United Methodist Church's youth group donated $500 to the Mexico Food Pantry on Sunday. The youth raised the money through several fundraising efforts. They presented the food pantry with the donation at Sunday services. Thank you for all your hard work and support!
The Mexico Food Pantry will not be open again until Wednesday Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. due to a lack of food items.
Clients who were planning to come to the pantry during our normal hours on Aug. 5 or Aug. 10 should seek other options in the meantime or wait until we reopen.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the pantry currently has a limited supply of food and is out of many items. Our food delivery truck will be arriving a week later than normal, but we will have a full menu available on Aug. 12.
Stocking the food pantry with the various nutritious items we offer is expensive. We are an entirely volunteer organization and our focus is on serving those in need as best as we can. Please consider supporting the food pantry as it supports our community.
The Mexico Food Pantry is excited to announce that we will be offering locally grown produce to our clients this summer.
Fruits and vegetables are an important component of a nutritious diet, but fresh produce can be tough to come by for families struggling to pay the bills.
Fortunately, the food pantry is working with Grindstone Farm,
at 780 County Route 28, in Pulaski, to bring fresh, locally grown produce to our clients.
Each week during the summer through August we will offer an assortment of produce based on what is growing and in-season.
Food pantry clients can stop by on Wednesdays during normal pantry hours to take advantage of this service.
Beginning July 1 all clients who receive services from the Mexico Food Pantry must verify their address.
Our pantry only serves people in need in the Mexico School District and we must re-verify each year that our clients reside within the school district. Other food pantries and assistance programs are available for people who live outside the school district.
Residency can be verified by bringing a document with your address on your next visit to the food pantry. Examples of acceptable documents that can used to prove residency are school records or current mail.
Even if a client has verified their address with us in the past, anyone receiving services from the food pantry must verify that they currently live within the Mexico School District.
If you have questions feel free to contact us.
The weather might not be nice enough to start planting your garden, but the Food Pantry has got plenty of fresh tomatoes.
A shipment of fresh 'beef steak' tomatoes will arrive around noon Tuesday.
In total we will have 25 cases, or about 500 pounds, of fresh tomatoes. If you can come and help carry all these tomatoes down into the Food Pantry basement, that would be a great help. Each box weighs about 20 pounds.
If you are due to visit the Food Pantry this week, you can pick up a few fresh tomatoes when you come in. If you have already visited the Food Pantry in the last three weeks, you can still stop by and pick up a few tomatoes.
Please help spread the word. We will be open tomorrow as usual from 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday.
We could use your help unloading our food delivery truck Tuesday.
The Food Pantry has a food truck delivery from the Food Bank of Central New York coming Tuesday at about 11 a.m. Our deliveries from the Food Bank are the main way we replenish our stores, and we're running low on many items.
We already know we are going to be short-handed. The high school JROTC, which usually comes and helps us with unloading can't make it Tuesday because of a half-day at school.
Not all of the jobs require lifting power. We also need people to help sort items, count boxes and handle paperwork. We also need help storing the food items in our basement.
If you know of anyone who can help send them our way. We hope to see you tomorrow. 315-963-3117, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've ever thought about volunteering with us or have in the past and haven't been in a while, now is the time. The Mexico Food Pantry needs you!
The Food Pantry has a food truck delivery from the Food Bank of Central New York coming Tuesday around 1 p.m.
We already know we are going to be short-handed. The high school JROTC, which usually comes and helps us with the physically daunting task of unloading thousands of pounds of food can't make it to help Tuesday.
Many hands make quick work and we could really use some extra help with this food order. Not all of the jobs require lifting power. We also need people to help sort items, count boxes and handle paperwork. We also need help storing the food items in our basement.
If you know of anyone who can help ( especially college students home on break) send them our way. We hope to see you tomorrow. 315-963-3117, email@example.com
The Mexico Food Pantry's hours will vary slightly during the month of December.
We will be open our normal hours (Monday, 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 3-5 p.m.; and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.) with the following exceptions for the holidays:
Dec. 4: Closed due to the church's women's group setting up for it's annual bazzar as part of Christmas in Mexico.
Dec. 24: Closed Christmas Eve
Dec. 25: Closed Christmas Day
Dec. 31: Closed New Year's Eve
Jan. 1: Closed New Year's
The Mexico Food Pantry will not be providing Thanksgiving baskets to our clients this year as we have in the past.
In the past the Food Pantry has provided the ingredients for a large meal for our clients just before Thanksgiving. It has been well-received for many years. Unfortunately economic factors have forced us to cancel Thanksgiving baskets this year.
Helping those in need is the mission of the Food Pantry. Our Thanksgiving baskets, however, provide just a few meals and cost a great deal of money to furnish. The money we would spend on Thanksgiving baskets can run our normal pantry for nearly six months and do far more good for our clients.
Our clients were notified beginning in August that we would not be offering Thanksgiving baskets this year and told to plan accordingly.
A couple from a local church is planning to serve Thanksgiving dinner for about 30 people at our site, though we are not participating. For more information, contact 315-963-2216.
The Food Pantry will not be providing Christmas food baskets as the Mexico VFW is putting together about 100 baskets.
The Mexico Food Pantry will be closed Monday Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day. A sign will be posted on the church door as a reminder.
Please plan accordingly.
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