Food Pantry Corona virus update

The Seneca County House of Concern Thrift Shop is open.

Thanks to the community’s generous response our food pantry has been replenished. The food pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday by appointment. Please call 325 568 2433 to set up an appointment; leave a message if no one is available. I will be checking messages daily.

Thank you.

BonaDent Donates $25,000 to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus

BonaDent has donated $25,000 to the Seneca County House of Concern to help meet the increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus.

As the financial impact of the coronavirus hits Seneca County the House of Concern faces the challenge of getting shelf-stable food into people’s homes as quickly as possible, especially those whose employment status has recently changed and are unable to make ends meet. The increased demand comes at a time when food banks face a shortfall from traditional suppliers such as supermarkets who no longer have surplus food to donate.

In making the $25,000 donation Daniele Bonafiglia Wirth, company Vice President states, “We know that this is a time of great uncertainly and challenge for many families, and we’d like to offer our support to the House of Concern in an effort to help support its mission of providing food and clothing to those in need. The agency plays such an important role in our local community, and we want to be able to help support those in need right now.”

“The donation could not have come at a better time” according to House of Concern Executive Director Delores Morgan. “Our food inventory was running low. This generous donation will now allow us to purchase food to meet the increased demand in the weeks ahead.”

Live Facebook Concert this tuesday

Faced with a food shortage we can use all the help we can get, so when acoustical guitarist Mario Agnello proposed hosting a live Facebook Concert we said YES!

Join Mario Tuesday night,  April 7th at 7…LIVE from his living room for some relaxing acoustic memories, and to help raise needed funds to replenish the food supply.

on Facebook. ‘Mario Agnello acoustic memories’

Thanks Mario 


When:  This Tuesday night starting at 7 PM



Please joing so I thought I would like to do something with my music to help support the community.  Bottom line is that I would like to host a live Facebook concert to benefit the House of Concern Food Pantry. I would play live on social media for an hour or two, and during the show I would be discussing the food shortage for the less fortunate in our community

Celtic Trio ARISE & GO returns to Trinity on March 11 as benefit for House of Concern

Celtic Trio ARISE & GO returns to Trinity on March 11 as benefit for House of Concern

Arise & Go, a celtic music trio based in Ithaca NY will present a concert at the church on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00pm.  The proceeds will benefit the House of Concern, a resource center for the needy now in its 51st year. The House of Concern has a food pantry, clothes closet, store, and other resources. No tickets necessary. The suggested donation is $10 per person.  The parish will be selling refreshments at intermission and the trio will be selling their CDs!  It will be very difficult NOT to enjoy this concert. Bring the whole family.

HOC Welcomes new Executive Director.

The Seneca County House of Concern has a new Executive Director. Delores Morgan stepped into the role on October 24 taking over management from outgoing director Olan Mack. For the past three years she has been working as thrift store manager.

“We are delighted to be able to promote from within” according to Board President Larry Driscoll. “Delores knows our operation and has been actively involved in fundraising. During her tenure as store manager, she has improved the customer experience offering better shopping hours and improved merchandise. She has a ‘can do’ attitude that will transfer to the rest of the organization.”

The Seneca County House of Concern has been active in the community for the past 50 years providing food, clothing, advocacy, and job referrals to those in need.



Help stamp out hunger and get a tax break.

Taxpayers age 70 &1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000  year from their individual retirement account to charities. These donations can count towards the minimum required distribution but the donor does not have to report the withdrawal as taxable income. This can help a taxpayer keep his or her reported adjusted gross income below thresholds at which higher Medicare premiums and higher taxes on investments and Social Security benefits kick in.

For your gift to qualify.

  • You must be 70 1/2 or older at the time of your gift.
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to the Seneca County House of Concern.
  • Your IRA gift cannot exceed $100,000
  • Your gift must be outright.