Located in the Twin Churches in Holland Patent, NY
9:00 to 1:00
the first three Saturdays
of every month.
News: Starting March 2 the Food Pantry will be open on the first Wednesday evening of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Cheryl Edmiston and some of the volunteers at a Food Pantry meeting in March.
The food pantry process has what we call “personal shopping”. People use a shopping cart to choose personally the groceries for their family’s size and needs. They are escorted through the pantry with the help of a volunteer. The personal shopping has been well received by the people, who enjoy choosing their own groceries. The volunteers like this procedure because it gives them more time to get to know the needs of our families.
A WIC Clinic is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Foothills site.
Information and Referral Numbers:
First Call For Help: 624-9211, 1-877-406-9211. This agency can put you in contact with many other non-profit agencies with free services in time of need.
YWCA 24 Hour Hot Line: 797-7740 Confidential counseling for domestic violence, rape, and abuse.
Foothills Rural Community Ministry: 865-5854 General referrals for various services. Leave your name and phone number if you wish to be called back.
Medicaid and Children’ Insurance: Oneida County DSS: 798-5632 (Utica) or 356-1318 (Rome)
Food Stamps: call Alice Webster 1-866-839-7304 x249 at the CNY Food Bank, or 315-437-1899 x249.