Your cupboards don't have to be bare! The Johnson Park Center is hosting another food giveaway rain or shine!

Food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of a lack of money and other resources. Food-insecure individuals, over 37 million (11.5%), including over 11 million children, in 2018, are facing big challenges during COVID-19.

The Johnson Park Center is helping by hosting food giveaways for disadvantaged individuals and families. The next is Monday, October 26th and Tuesday, October 27th.

A tractor-trailer full of food will be given out to the community. Food items may include chicken, salmon or pork patties, cheese, fresh produce, canned items such as soup, pears, vegetables, cereal, rice, beans, etc. per household.

The Johnson Park Center (JPC) has been awarded a grant to provide food to the community. With support from the Food Bank of Central New York and other donors, the JPC hosts a drive-thru food giveaway for disadvantaged individuals and families around JPC today, Monday, October 26, 2020, from 2:00 - 7:30 pm.

Starting on the corner of Arthur and West streets, vehicles can line up at food stations where JPC Personal, wearing face masks, will assist with completing the intake form. You will then drive-thru each station, where volunteers will put the food in your vehicle.

Walkers are invited to participate in the food giveaway Tuesday, October 27th, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the 1404 West Street Food Pantry location. The JPC Food Pantry Regular Operation (FPRO) hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

By fighting hunger and food insecurity, the JPC drive-thru food giveaway provides a stepping stone to self-sufficiency.

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