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Geneva Center of Concern

Address: 30 Canal St., Geneva NY 14456

Phone: (315)789-1117

Fax: (315)789-6077

E-mail: cheryltoor@aol.com

Contact Person: Cheryl Toor

 

Services are based on more than what we do for families as a whole. We offer prescription help, co-pays for doctor bills, gasoline vouchers, free clothing and household needs, baby and personal need items and a large food pantry where families can obtain a three-day supply of nutritious emergency food once every 30 days. Because most children we see under th age of 18 are living with an adult, they are benefiting from the care we give the entire family. We also operate a thrift store which offers very low prices, allowing most of our clients to purchase their needs. In emergency situations, needed items are given to clients. We also offer college scholarships to high school students. We tend to see people who either aren't getting their entire needs met by Social Services or do not qualify for them, such as the working poor. We address issues of unemployment and offer information for job searches, transportation vouchers to interviews, etc. We also address nutrition issues and have a large referral group for resources we can't offer. We work directly with Catholic Charities to help people obtain food stamps and refer to various other Geneva agencies where we have relationships when we can't meet a client's needs.

Hours: The pantry is open from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mission: The goal of the Geneva Center of Concern is to lighten the burden of persons in need, through the organized efforts of concerned volunteers. Our efforts include: Operating a store from the sale of donated items, Maintaining a food pantry to provide food for those in need, Preparing and distributing Christmas boxes to families, Financially supporting deserving youth, community and non-profit organizations, Supporting youth achievement through scholarships.

Area Served: Any needy individual in the Geneva area.

Funding Sources: The primary funding is through government grants offered by Foodlink in Rochester. Additional funding comes from private donations and food donations. The thrift store is funded through generous donations of clothing and household items and financial

Fees Charged: We do not charge for services.

To access the food pantry, a client needs to meet the financial guideline, which is 185% of the federal poverty level. If someone is unsure of the dollar figure, a phone call to the pantry can confirm the current amount for the family size.


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