Lots of news coming from the Food Cupboard this month!

In September we fed: 633 adults, 353 children, and 172 seniors.

Angel Tree Program: Our program is going to be primarily virtual again this year. The link to the sign up is bit.ly/donateangeltree  People can sign up there and we will have a dropoff box on the porch of one of our volunteer’s homes. All that information can be found at the link above.

Our Thanksgiving distribution will be November 18th and our Christmas distribution will be December 18th.  Anyone who would like this assistance should call the Food Cupboard by Halloween at 585-924-2720.  For the Christmas distribution, we would like to give pouches of cookie mixes, any flavor or brand.  We’ll need at least 300, so if folks could pick those up when they are on sale the next 6 weeks that would be wonderful!

The Target registry has been updated to include the cookie pouches and some other items we need. This is the direct link or donors can go to Target.com, click on registry and enter Victor Farmington Food Cupboard.

From October 1st to December 31st we are part of the Target Circle charity program. If anyone belongs to Target Circle (this is not the debit or credit card), you get votes each time you shop.  You can use your votes to help us raise money this quarter and it doesn’t cost the shopper anything!

November 30th is #GivingTuesday. Most nonprofits participate in this and the Food Cupboard will be participating from November 16th to 30th.  More information will be coming out soon! Please save the date now!

Anyone who would like to help with deliveries this winter can contact Karen Guidarelli at the Food Cupboard. We are looking for two teams of two for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Some days we have no deliveries; some days we have 8, so we’re looking to split those with volunteers if we can.

We’re also looking for church cleaning teams for 2022. You would only need to sign up for two times per year since we have teams in once a month.  You can choose a Tuesday (afternoon or night) or a weekend morning to come. Please contact me (924-5642) to pick a month for the first half of 2022.

One last note:  We are currently allowing only fully vaccinated volunteers at the Food Cupboard until April 1st.  If anyone is fully vaccinated and interested in volunteering, you can stop by the Food Cupboard MWF mornings or give us a call at the office number.

Hopefully you will be able to support the Food Cupboard in one or more of the above opportunities! We appreciate all the churches help to feed the needy.