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UTICA, N.Y. – The Johnson Park Center in Utica is celebrating 26 years of positive change while continuing its weekly food giveaway to help community members during the pandemic.
A food giveaway and anniversary celebration will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. Tuesday on the 1400 block of West Street.
Food will be available, as well as household items and children’s coloring sets.
The Rev. Maria Scates says JPC is there to assist people in their time of need.
“So, when you come here, if you needed housing because you are homeless, we’ll help you there,” said Scates. “If you need food to eat because you don’t have any food, we can help you there. If you need advocacy, mentoring and whatever else to help you get the services that you need, that is exactly what we do.”
JPC has been holding regular food giveaways since early on in the pandemic.
The next drive-thru giveaway is scheduled for Monday, July 26, and the walk-up event will be held Tuesday, July 27.
Every year in July all JPC Food Pantry members have to complete the annual Re-certification. If you received your Food Pantry ID Card it will be easy and the Re-Certification can be completed on our smartphones at your first visit. If you have not completed the intake fill out the form and turn it in to 26 Johnson Park, Utica, NY 13501 and we will mail your card.
All new Intakes and Re-certification completed will receive a freezer tote as a sign of appreciation. First come first serve!