V-F Food Cupboard “Drive thru”

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*

Free Panera Bread donations

We wanted to let you know of an opportunity today to help yourself or those in need of food right now. For the time being, Panera bread will be donating bread and baked goods for our community to be received at the church on Monday afternoons (depending on delivery times, usually around noon-3pm). Tables are set up in the back entrance and this is drive up and grab whatever you need. First come, first served. Please reach out to anyone you know that might benefit from this! 

More pop-up food drives!

From the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard:

Good Afternoon Food Cupboard Fans! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have brought food donations to our first three popup food drives–you donated 4,236 pounds!!! Thank you so much!

We are hosting several more popup food drives over the next 10 days in case you’ve missed us or want to give again:

Saturday May 2ndWillowbrook Christian Church in Victor 8 am to 2 pm. (This is right down the street from the Victor School campus where a can and bottle drive will be hosted to benefit us 10 am to 2 pm that day!! High School bus loop.)

Saturday May 9thVictor Farmington Library parking lot 10 to 1 pm. We could use rice, pasta sauce, applesauce cups, granola bars, peanut butter, trail mix, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, cereal and oatmeal. Also, any canned protein–tuna, canned chicken, beans, etc. Thanks so much!

Wednesday May 20th *new date*– Top’s Markets in Farmington 8 am to 6 pm

We would be delighted and grateful to accept any unexpired food at this time. To give you a general frame of reference, we are currently feeding about 1500 people per month and sending out over 18,000 pounds of food. While nothing is certain right now, we do anticipate a significant increase in need over the next six months. If you garden please consider this idea: www.americasgrowarow.org and if you don’t have land, what about a bucket garden? (There are lots of resources and YouTube instructions online!)

Note from the V-F Food Cupboard

Good Morning Food Cupboard fans! We have been asked why we aren’t sending out a plea for financial contributions and wanted to address this. While we are extremely grateful for any financial assistance, we are also exquisitely aware of the significant pain and economic stress of this time. We have been on the receiving end of decades of generous community support and strong partnerships with businesses, churches, community organizations and individuals which have allowed us to position ourselves to respond to hunger insecurity in our region with agility during this time.

We are uncertain what the next six months will bring in terms of need but we are certain that the increase will be significant and may persist for some time. In preparation, we are hosting the popup food drives several times a month and if you are in a position to give a financial donation our board is focused on leveraging funds efficiently (PO Box 154; Victor, NY 14564 or our website has a donate button)

Fortunately, we are a member agency of Foodlink and a front door agency for them in Ontario County. We continue to rely heavily on their support.

We want to stress that we are extremely grateful for the generosity that has been showered upon our organization. Most importantly right now, please please do not hesitate to come to us if you are in need of food even if you have never asked for help before. If you are concerned about the stigma please call us and we will work something out for you. We want you to stay fed so you can stay well and you are not alone, many people have called to say they used to give to us and now they need help with food.

Our drive thru food distributions are Sundays and Wednesdays 2-4 pm. These are no contact opportunities to get food.

Pop-up, no contact food drive

From the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard:

Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard Van

The Food Cupboard has started a series of “Pop Up Food Donation Drives” . We have held off on accepting food donations for several weeks but this will be the beginning of accepting food in the community and then putting that food “in quarantine” so that it is ready to be packed over the coming weeks. Please note that we would still prefer not to have food donations at our physical location.
Here are the details for the next pop up food drive:
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Top’s Market in Farmington

*Please check dates on any donated food, this will save our volunteers quite a bit of time.*
Just place your donation in our van at Top’s Market in Farmington on Earth Day!! We are in need of everything but especially *Canned fruit *Rice *Oatmeal *Mac and Cheese *Pasta *Pasta sauce. Please do respect social distancing rules and stand back if someone else is near the van. If you need food, please come to our drive thru emergency food distribution tomorrow, April 22nd, 2 to 4 pm at the Food Cupboard on Commercial Drive in Farmington (Commercial Drive is off Route 96 across from Park Place Restaurant). You do not need to qualify for this service, if you need food you just pull up and let us know how many people are in your family and pop your trunk. We know people who have never imagined asking for help before need help now, please do not hesitate to come!!Thanks so much and please share the event if you can!

FPCV in the News!

Rev. Colin Pritchard’s view as he holds worship several times a week via Facebook Live.

So much to be thankful for during these hard times! Lots of GOOD work coming from our friends at the Victor-Farmington Food Cupboard and through our ministry at the church, and among our community. Pastor Colin Pritchard shares how we can all still be together and be in service in new and vital ways! The building is closed, but the Church remains open, through song, worship, and prayer. Here are some recent news articles on the happenings in these areas:

Victor Farmington Food Cupboard Feeding More Families Thanks to Van Donated by Local Family

Churches in pandemic: Together but apart

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