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.
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.
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.
Mask giveaway for seniors (over 60) next week. Please note this is drive thru and one package per vehicle.
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.
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*
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!
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 2nd— Willowbrook 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 9th—Victor 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!)