Fundaiser for FOOTHILLS!
Saturday, March 18th, 2023 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Foothills Food Pantry. Come into the Chipotle at 4815 Commercial Dr in New Hartford on Saturday, March 18th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier BEFORE checkout that you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of event sales subject to a $150 minimum will be donated to Foothills
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Use code 2AB6GMG in ‘promo’ field BEFORE checkout. Orders placed online or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted. Remember, delivery orders or orders placed at a different time/location than the scheduled fundraiser will not count.
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Foothills Rural Community Ministry, a non-denominational, multi-program outreach organization located in Holland Patent, has successfully closed on a new parcel of land on which to build a larger and safer facility. The location is at 8583 State Route 365 in Floyd, to the left of Priscilla's Restaurant. This great occasion completes Phase One of the building campaign.
Foothills, which is non-profit and mostly volunteer-run, has provided food, clothing and much more to individuals and families in need for close to 40 years. Serving 7 townships in rural northeast Oneida County, programs include a food pantry, pet pantry, thrift shop, back-to-school supply program for students, Christmas baskets, summer lunch program for kids, Food $ense and a coffee-house music program.
Foothills has rented space at the Holland Patent First Presbyterian church house for all programs since their inception. They are extremely grateful for that long and wonderful relationship. However, they have outgrown the facility. The food pantry has expanded exponentially, currently providing food for close to 200 individuals every month.
What is next?
The Foothills organization will be building a one-story, safe, handicapped-accessible structure! At their current location, there are steep steps, both down to the basement level for the food and pet pantries, and up to the top level to the thrift shop. All must negotiate these stairs, and staff and volunteers must carry heavy loads up and down constantly. Storage is limited. Parking is a challenge for both customers and trucks unloading food and supplies. Our new facility will have safe and ample parking for all.
Phase Two of the Foothills building project will include land clearing and preparation, concrete pad, driveway and parking. The cost for completion of Phase Two is estimated at approximately $150,000.
Phase Three will be the construction of the facility. In total, between 8 and 10,000 sq. feet of space are needed to house all Foothills programs. Estimates for such a structure are in the area of $350,000. Fundraising will resume immediately for the Phase Two and Phase Three goals, including grant applications, fundraising events in the community, and donations from individuals and businesses.
Foothills needs your help!
The foothills organization is asking you to help make the dream of serving more people in need a reality. Consider donating to this great cause. Your contribution is an investment in helping them help others. Click on Building Campaign tab to donate and to stay up-to-date on the progress being made in this challenging and exciting endeavor.
The Food Pantry is open for regular hours. Please bring address verification for anyone 18+ in the home.
We will meet you at your vehicle and bring your food out to you. Clients are not able to enter the building.
We are still accepting food donations, and an appointment must be made 24 hours in advance. Thank you.
Calendar of Events
Please note: This calendar shows events from all of the programs run by the Foothills Rural Community Ministry. The Food Pantry, Thrift Shop, Food $ense, Christmas Baskets, etc. are all separate programs run by different sets of volunteers. Volunteers for one program cannot always help with questions regarding different programs. Please visit the web page for the program you are interested in to find out contact information and hours.
The Mission of the Foothills Rural Community Ministry is to respond with care and concern to rural persons and families in need by providing information, assistance, and support, and to build a sense of community through our activities.
PO Box 156
7835 Church St
Holland Patent, NY 13354
Located in the First Presbyterian Church House (twin churches, right side)
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