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Meal-kit Donations and Pop-up Food Drives

Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard News!

The Victor Farmington Food Cupboard finally found a larger space to call home! We will continue our drive thru operations on Sundays and Wednesdays through August and will be serving people out of our current location until July 15th. After July 15th we will be located in a building on Anthony Drive that we will share with Mozzeroni’s Pizza.

We are deeply grateful for ongoing partnerships with the Davis Family(Alex P Davis Memorial), the Cobblestone Guild, the Artchetko Family (Otto Tomotto’s), the American Legion, Farmington/Victor Kiwanis Club, Victor Farmington Rotary, the Victor Central School District, Frank DeFelice and the town and village Chambers and Local Development teams of both Victor and Farmington. We will be posting shout outs to other partners who have continued to support us through this pandemic despite canceled fundraisers and stressful changes in operations.

We are most grateful for the Victor Farmington Community all the time, but particularly right now. It has been no small feat to continue feeding an increased number of folks who suddenly found themselves without incomes. Thank you for your checks, your notes and your food donations at our popup food drives! We continue to need this support and could not have continued without all that kindness. Words are not enough to express the gratitude.

In August, we will host a drive thru “housewarming party” so that you can see where we are and we can thank you in person. Please watch this page for more details!!

Tuesday, July 7th the Food Cupboard van will be in back of the First Presbyterian Church in Victor from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm to accept any donations of fresh produce (are you overwhelmed with zucchini yet?) as well as any unexpired canned or boxed food.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊

Summer Mission- Meal Kits

Racial Justice Resources

First Presbyterian Church in Victor

Please read through these statements and articles from the Presbyterian Church USA on Racial Justice; through books, Worship resources, study, training & discussion :

https://www.pcusa.org/racial-justice-resources/

Blessing Boxes/Little Free Pantries

We promised to post the list of Blessing Boxes/Little Free Pantries that we know about in the area, so here they are. These are take what you need, give what you can spots. No questions asked. Please message us if you know of others or you decide to put one up in your neighborhood and please let us know if you have the exact address for the ones we’re missing. Thanks so much!

Victor Farmington Library, 15 West Main Street; Victor, NY
298 South High Street Victor, NY
St. John’s Lutheran; 888 County Road 9; Victor, NY
Calm Lake Drive, Farmington, NY
Martensia Park, 1390 Mertensia Road; Farmington, NY
1790 Opal Drive, Farmington, NY
Gannett Road; Farmington, NY
99 Chapin Street; Canandaigua, NY (Noah’s Blessing Box)
Ditton Street; Lyons

Just search “Blessing Boxes” or “Little Free Pantries” if you’d like more details on this effort nationwide.

V-F Food Cupboard “Drive thru”

COMMUNITY-WIDE “DRIVE THRU” FOOD DISTRIBUTION
ONTARIO COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY –
***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Each household will receive three boxes of groceries containing dairy, cooked meat and produce: Milk, yogurt, cheese, chicken, ham, sausage, carrots, apples, etc.
Monday, June 8th
– Geneva 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Call 585-396-4522 to register
Geneva Enterprise Development Center (GEDC) 122 N. Genesee St. Geneva NY 14456

Monday, June 15th – Canandaigua 12:00 -3:00 pm, Call 585-396-4596 to register
Zion Fellowship 5188 Bristol Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424

The Victor Farmington Food Cupboard will continue to be open Wednesdays and Sundays 2-4 pm for drive thru service. This is a stay in your car service. Just let us know how many people are in the family and pop your trunk. We realize many people need food support now that have never needed this before. Please do not hesitate to come, this is why we exist!

The V-F Food Cupboard is also hosting Pop-up food drives at various locations each week. The Victor Howard Hanna office in Mead Square will be hosting a popup drive thru food drive on June 13th 10 am to 2 pm.Check on their Facebook page or on our News Blog page for updates with dates and locations.

Please call us if you do not live close to the Food Cupboard and we will be able to tell you if we have emergency food boxes closer to your home. If you are unable to leave your home or know someone in this category, please call us for alternative arrangements: (585)924-2720.

*Emergency food boxes are also available at the church, please just email or call the office or Pastor Colin to pick-up curbside at the church.

COVID-19 Church Response 5/22/2020

Dear Members and Friends of the First Presbyterian Church in Victor:

We are now in our third month of a new reality: in life, work, school, church, and relationships. No one is ever fully prepared for this scale of rapid change, and many are now facing very significant challenges tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. We grieve the loss of life, the loss of employment and economic security, and in our faith family, the inability to gather in large groups together face to face. We miss seeing your faces, hearing your voices, and being close enough for a handshake or a hug.

Seniors-Face Mask Drive

Mask giveaway for seniors (over 60) next week. Please note this is drive thru and one package per vehicle.

Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard Updates

You donated over 2,697 pounds of food and paper/ personal hygiene products as well as over $1600 at the 5/9 Food Drive! Thank you!

Two more popup food drives next week to help us keep up: *Wednesday May 20th the van will be in the Top’s Friendly Markets in Farmington parking lot (off in the corner to socially distance) 8 am to 6 pm. *Saturday May 23rd the Fishers Fire District is hosting us at Station #2 on High Street in Victor from 10 am to 1 pm.

We are currently in need of: canned fruit and vegetables of all types, rice, oatmeal, pasta sauce and ready to eat soups with pull tabs. Also, jelly or jams and any reusable bags you do not need. These will both be drive thru no contact opportunities to drop off food.

A quick reminder that we are open Wednesdays and Sundays for drive thru service 2 to 4 pm. Please stay in your vehicle and if you can clear out your trunk that is very helpful. If your trunk will not open we will put the food next to your vehicle and have you put it inside after we move away to protect our volunteers. Please share this information as we strive to make sure no one is going hungry in our region. If you need food, you qualify to come! We do have a limited quantity of homemade masks so please ask for some if you need these.
Thank you!!

Virtual Worship Opportunities

The First Presbyterian Church in Victor /Rev. Colin Pritchard is offering virtual worship opportunities 4 times a week, while the building is closed.

* ZOOM devotional/prayer times are private events, that require an invite and password. ZOOM meeting invites will be sent to members via email.  If you know of anyone who is not a member and would like an invite to the ZOOM times, please have them reach out to the office!

Please note this is a tentative schedule as the building remains closed. All services will be publicly livestreamed on the First Presbyterian Church of Victor’s Facebook page at the times indicated.  The services will then be available to later watch on our First Presbyterian Church in Victor YouTube channel!

Sundays, 10 am Livestream Facebook Sunday Service

Tuesdays, NOON Devotional/Prayer Time via ZOOM*

Wednesdays, 7 pm Livestream Devotional Facebook Service

Thursdays, 7 pm Devotional/Prayer Time via ZOOM*

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