We are committed to helping those in need in our community. We rely on grants, subsidies and support from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Food Bank of Central New York, and other charitable groups and government organizations. We also rely heavily on local support from businesses and individuals in the community.
Keeping our pantry running requires thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food each month. Regular monetary donations and contributions of food from the community are our lifeblood. We could not function without this support.
How to Help
There are many ways you can help us stamp out hunger.
Volunteer Although we receive support from the government and community, our pantry is run entirely by volunteers. From ordering food, sorting donations and unloading food trucks, to handling paperwork, filling orders and restocking shelves, we rely on volunteers to make things happen. Our volunteers represent a diverse group: working professionals, craftsmen, young people and retirees all come together to help out.
Some volunteers help every week. Others give their time once a month. Many enjoy socializing with like-minded people dedicated to improving their community. Whatever amount of time you can give, we are more than willing to train and welcome you. To inquire about volunteering, visit our volunteer page or contact Martha Sturtz, 315-963-3117.
Make a donation Monetary contributions are always welcome and allow us to buy needed food items at a steeply reduced price from the Food Bank of Central New York. By making a monetary donation, you let us make your dollars go farther. Donations can be mailed to Mexico Food Pantry C/O St. Anne, Mother of Mary, PO Box 487, Mexico, NY 13114-0487.
Donations of food are also gladly accepted and can be dropped off during pantry hours or left in the church vestibule or the rectory porch (the house next door to the church).
We suggest the following preferred items:
Pasta, rice and grains
Soups and stews
Monday: 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 5-7 p.m.
Or by appointment. Call 315-963-3117 or 315-963-7182.
For assistance during pantry hours, call 315-963-0701.