Job Opening – Pantry / Client Advocate Assistant

The Seneca County House of Concern has a job opening for a Pantry / Client Advocate Assistant . Please click the link below for the job description and requirements.

Pantry / Client Advocate Assistant

Please submit resume by January 19th to:

Kristen Bryan, Pantry Manager
Seneca County House of Concern
33-35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY  13148
email: director@houseofconcern.org 

 

Thank you Seneca County Community!

We, the Board of Directors of the Seneca County House of Concern (SCHOC) wanted to take this moment to say THANK YOU to the Seneca County Community.

We have been providing services and assistance to residents of Seneca County for nearly 50 years!  It is only because of our benevolent neighbors, friends, businesses, volunteers, and dedicated staff that we have been able to be a blessing to so many for so long.

Along our journey we have faced many obstacles including decreases in fiscal resources coupled with increased demands in the needs of the Seneca County Community’s most vulnerable populations.

We are currently in the process along our journey of facing some challenging fiscal times.  We stand faithful and confident that our neighbors, friends, business, volunteers and dedicated staff will continue to support us as we work through this trying time in our journey of service.

In an attempt to be more prudent and responsible stewards of the resources, donations, time, and efforts of our benefactors, we (Board of Directors of SCHOC) have instituted an agency wide reorganization.  This reorganization should allow us to service our client base in a much more efficient manner.  The reorganization will result in a small adjustment to our starting time, now 9:30am, and some staff duties have been realigned and consolidated.  The reorganization should not result in any loss of services to the clients we serve.  The efficiencies realized by the move should position the SCHOC to build a rock solid financial foundation and position the agency to look forward to the future of providing services to Seneca County’s most vulnerable for another 50 years and beyond!

As always donations and volunteers are always appreciated.

Once again THANK YOU Seneca County Community!

Board of Directors
Seneca County House of Concern

Change in Hours

The Seneca County House of Concern Administrative, Food Pantry, and HOC Thrift Store hours are changing following a reorganization plan set in place by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The reorganization resulted in a small adjustment to operational hours, with the starting time now being 9:30am.

This change became effective January 3, 2018.

The new hours are:

Monday-Friday

Food Pantry and Administrative Office – 9:30 – 12:00 and 1:00-3:30

HOC Thrift Store – 9:30 – 4:00

See the Food Pantry Page and the HOC Thrift Store  pages for more info.

 

It’s a Wonderful Run 5K Donation

Check presentation by the children of the race directors with Olan Mack, Executive Director.

Thank you to the race directors (Rook and Korzeniewski families) of the It’s A Wonderful Run 5k event. Also, thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and attendees for your participation which resulted in a very generous donation of $10,000 again this year! We cannot put into words how much we appreciate your continued support of our organization and the community with this annual inspiring event!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation Before 12/31

With impending legislation for future years there is still time to make a year-end deductible contribution for your 2017 tax return.

With rising food costs and rising needs we have struggled to assist an ever-growing number of people in Seneca County.

Although our primary mission is providing food, we also provide education, referral services and other necessities to help clients meet their needs.

Our ultimate goal would be for people to become more self-reliant or no longer need our services. Unfortunately, we are a very long way from that goal. Your help is more important than ever before. Seneca County is depending on us and we are depending on you.

Please consider donating by 12/31/17. We make it easy. Click on the Donate Now button here on our website or if you prefer, mail a check to:

Seneca County House of Concern, 35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

THANK YOU!

 

VFW Holiday Donation

Ken Lisk and Rick Tifft of the Seneca Falls VFW stopped by on November 21st to present our organization with their annual donation. On behalf of our clients, thank you to everyone at VFW Post 1323 for your continued support and generosity. It is organizations such as yours that enables us to continue our mission.

SF School District Food Drives

During Thanksgiving week two generous donations came in from the Seneca Falls School District who  recently held food drives to donate to our food pantry for local families in need.

The Seneca Falls Middle School held a can-drive the month before Thanksgiving on what they called Thankful Tuesdays. Each Tuesday had a different theme (Hat Day, PJ Day, build your own Sundae and a Movie Night) and in order to participate, students were encouraged to bring in a canned good to donate. 344 food items were dropped off at the food pantry Thanksgiving week.

Mynderse Academy (high school) held a separate can drive a week before Thanksgiving. Students were encouraged to bring in canned goods in a friendly competition between homerooms. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, members of the Student Council gathered all of the items (nearly 1000) for the food pantry.

Thank you to  the students, faculty, parents and all who donated for your commitment in giving to others in our community.

Cub Scouts Deliver Food Drive Donatioins

Thank you to Seneca Falls Cub Scouts – Pack 88 for your continued support with organizing the “Scouting for Food” food drive and to everyone in the community that donated food. Your generosity and hard work is greatly appreciated during this holiday season. These donations will make a positive impact on the community we serve.

Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry – December 2017

The December Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, December 13th at the Seneca County House of Concern’s food pantry at 35 State Street, Seneca Falls from 2:30-4:30.

Once a month, Foodlink brings fresh produce, dairy, and bread products to distribute to anyone who could use a little extra food. All are welcome. There is no income, age or residency requirement and there is no cost to you. Please bring your own sturdy bags.

Also please be courteous to our neighbors. Be mindful of parking signs, remember other businesses are still open and do not park on private property.