Local Food Pantries Receive Grants

    By on December 10, 2015

    The Wayne County Community Endowment has awarded $40,000 in grants to 22 food pantries throughout Wayne County to assist local residents in need.

    Based on data in a regional poverty report released by Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester in December 2013, pantries located in areas with poverty rates higher than 15 percent received additional funding. The food pantries that received grants are:

    Client Choice Emergency Food Pantry in Lyons, Clyde United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Come-Unity Center in Williamson, Covenant Life Fellowship in Ontario, Daily Bread Food Pantry in Williamson, God’s Store House in Williamson, Lyons Community Food Pantry, Macedon Food Pantry, Newark Food Closet, North Rose Cougar Cupboard, North Rose Food Pantry, Ontario Food Pantry, Pal-Mac Food Pantry, Inc., Red Creek Community Food Cupboard, Rose Emergency Food Pantry, Savannah Community Food Pantry, Sodus Point United Methodist Church Food Pantry, St. John’s Food Pantry in Clyde, Success Center in Sodus, Tyre Food Pantry, Walworth Food Pantry, Wolcott Food Pantry, and The Wayne County Community Endowment was created at Rochester Area Community Foundation in 1984 with a portion of the estate of Jeanette “Nettie” Bullis, a successful businesswoman. Since 2002, it has distributed more than 299 grants totaling $803,108 to nonprofits assisting Wayne County and its residents.

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