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FEEDING THE FINGER LAKES: List of pantries, churches providing service during crisis

Editor’s Note: Do you operate a food pantry in any of the counties we serve? Send your updated hours and/or needs (if you’re seeking donations) to [email protected].

Food pantries are crucial, especially in rural communities. The need is even greater — as most businesses, agencies, and organizations operate on limited hours due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Updated food pantry hours, which are active until further notice:

  • Wellspring Church, 22 Teft Ave., Clifton Springs — Every other Tuesday (April 7 next)
  • House of Concern, 35 State St., Seneca Falls, (315) 568-2433 — Appointments only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call ahead to arrange a pickup time.
  • Community Action Program, 23 Center St., Waterloo, (315) 539.5647 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead to arrange a pickup time, and go to the back door near the parking lot. CAP workers will bring the box of food to individuals.
  • Lodi Food 4 All Pantry, located at the Lodi Presbyterian Church, 8591, NYS RT 414 Lodi, NY 14860.  Open 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. Drive up for a box of food to be put in your vehicle. Contact Karel Titus  607-582-6203.
  • Ovid Federated Church, 7137 Main St., Ovid, (607) 869-2794 — On Mondays the food pantry is held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entering the pantry is not allowed. Boxes of food will be brought to individuals.
  • Interlaken Reformed Church, 8315 N. Main St., Interlaken (607) 532-4321 — Open 3-6 p.m. Fridays. Entering the pantry is not allowed. Boxes of food will be brought to individuals.

Churches that have suspended free meals until further notice:

  • Trinity Episcopal Church 8315 N. Main St., Interlaken (607) 532-4321.
  • First Presbyterian Church 42 E. Main St., Waterloo (315) 539-3535
  • St. Mary’s Ministry Center 25 Center St., Waterloo (315) 539-2944


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