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Food Pantry Update

The King Ferry Food Pantry has completed its move from the King Ferry parish house to its new location at the former Ag Wing at Southern Cayuga Central School. The following is a note from Debbie Patrick, the Food Pantry Director and Carin Kopp, Volunteer coordinator.

Posted by Fr. Bill on September 15, 2016

We’ve Moved!  Thanks to all who volunteered to help with the relocation of our pantry.  We opened for business on the first Saturday in September and it was a great success!  Many of the attributes of the new site were immediately recognized and appreciated.  Parking: is closer to the pantry, is a safer distance from the road for little ones, and temporary reserved handicap spaces were available. Those who carpooled and entered the pantry together found a comfortable indoor waiting area with seating.  Stairs: there aren’t any!  We are now able to provide services and resources in a way that respects the dignity and independence of all members of our community at all times.  Our “carry out” volunteers rolled guest’s shopping carts directly to their vehicles.  The large open shopping space allowed for a good traffic flow, especially at the perishable protein/dairy section, where the refrigerator and freezers were just a few steps away.  The children’s reading area is within the food pantry footprint and happy readers were scattered around the colorful new carpet and beanbag chairs.  On 9/7 our Food Bank delivery was a “piece of cake”!  Wrapped pallets were rolled directly into the pantry and we only had to unload the perishables.  The following afternoon student volunteers from the FFA class unloaded the remaining food from the pallets.

The transition is running smoothly.  The process is also well underway for the Food Pantry to become an independent incorporated not-for-profit corporation with its own 501(c)(3), making it a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.  Until that process is completed the Food Pantry is still operating under the 501(c)(3) status of Good Shepherd Catholic Community as a tax-exempt non-profit organization as it has since its inception.  When the process is completed the donations received for the Food Pantry, Migrant Project and Back-Pack Program by Good Shepherd Catholic Community will be transferred to the new not-for–profit corporation to continue to support those ministries. The new entity will still be referred to as the King Ferry Food Pantry.  A Board of Directors has been established to oversee the operation and I am honored to be serving on the Board.  As we go forward I encourage you to continue your support of this vital ministry that helps out so many people in our region.

God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill

 

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