What:  Make A Difference-Help Reduce Food Insecurity and HungerWhere: JPC Food Pantry 1404 West St, PO Box 160, Utica, NY  13503-0160Contact: Rev. Meier, 315-269-8580.  
Email at revmeier@johnsonparkcenter.org

Utica, NY. Johnson Park Center (JPC) is honored and very pleased to share the good news that the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties pledged $ 5,000 and will host the web site to accept your donations to feed people in need. Additionally Capraro Technologies, Inc. (CPI) offering to match up to $10,000 to ensure that food will be available to the less fortunate at the JPC Food Pantry in 2021.

The JPC Food Pantry served 1,374,615 million meals in 2020 versus 265,725 meals in 2019. To continue to meet the demand in 2021, we need your support to fill bags with food for families and single individuals struggling during the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  Feeding America list that each third child in New York experiences Food Insecurity, which will have consequences for their health.

The “Food Bank of Central New York reports that 63% of client households with seniors report making choices between paying for food and paying for medicine/medical care. and 88% of clients agreed that receiving food at emergency food agencies helped them get the food they could not receive any other way.”

Please see the link below, go to the Foundation’s website site and donate.


The JPC Food Pantry will reopen, January 4, 2021, at 3 pm. See  January 2021 Food Pantry Schedule at the top of this article. Your donation will make a difference for individuals and families experiencing hardship by the COVID-19. Join us, and donate to ease the burden of hunger and food insecurity in our and your community.

 Rev. Dr. Maria A. Scates, D.D.

   CEO / Founder

Lockwood Law


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