Third Church’s Outreach Committee is organizing a June Food Drive to benefit The People’s Pantry (formerly the South Wedge Food Program).  

In addition to our own Third Church Food Cupboard, which serves clients here in our church, we also support The People’s Pantry, which is located in Northeast Rochester at 555 Avenue D. The People’s Pantry provides food on-site four days per week plus home deliveries for people who cannot get to a food cupboard because of transportation or health issues.

Why a food drive?  Foodlink’s ordering system is shut down for inventory in June, and our community’s hunger relief agencies need help with obtaining specific foods.  

What foods are needed the most?  Third Churchers can especially help by donating canned meat varieties, such as canned chicken, tuna, beef stew, beef ravioli, and corned beef hash.

  1. Between now and June 26, Third Churchers can drop off food at the entrances to our sanctuary, or outside Johnston Hall. Look for a container labeled “People’s Pantry food donations”.
  2.  There is also an Amazon alternative: donors can purchase food online from the People’s Pantry Amazon Wishlist (bit.ly/2KjGrnL).  Food purchased via the Amazon Wishlist will be shipped directly to the Pantry’s delivery location when you choose “SW Food Program” as the destination. Suggestion: please place your order so that food arrives by June 26.

Thank you!