“Bedford Falls” Chicken BBQ & Bake Sale

Proceeds to Benefit
Seneca County House of Concern
Feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.

Friday, December 7, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
(or when sold out)

The First Presbyterian Church 23 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls
Price – $10.00

Dinners will include Chicken,
Salt Potatoes and Baked Beans
Eat-in or Take-out

Baked Goods Available for Purchase
Presale Dinners must be picked up by 5:30 PM

Walk-ins Welcome
Musical Entertainment – Seneca Falls School Choruses

Purchase Presale Tickets at:

Seneca County House of Concern
35 State Street, Seneca Falls

The Copy Shop
105 Fall Street, Seneca Falls

Call 315-568-2433 for more information.

HoC to Benefit from del Lago Program

Please help Seneca County House of Concern CASH IN! Seneca County House of Concern is the first beneficiary of del Lago Resort & Casino’s new Community Cash In program.   Anticipation is building, come be part of the fun and giving by donating your TiTo vouchers to Seneca County House of Concern.

TiTo vouchers are, Ticket-in, ticket out (TITO) a slip of paper issued from slot machines with a barcode indicating the amount of money represented.  These can in turn be redeemed for cash or donated to Seneca County House of Concern charity via the designated drop boxes located throughout the casino floor.

The giving begins November 1st, 2018 and runs through January 31st, 2018.  To participate all a customer at del Lago Casino has to do is drop their TiTo Voucher in a dedicated drop box located throughout the casino floor.  These donations will be forwarded to Seneca County House of Concern.

This year, the Seneca County House of Concern celebrates its 49th year in service to Seneca County.  The organization’s primary goal at inception was to help neighbors in need, and that continues to be its goal today. Unfortunately, the need continues with the organization providing food for an average of 400 families every month.

Remember, with your support of del Lago’s Community Cash In program, you are helping to feed the hungry in Seneca County.

The mission of the Seneca County House of Concern is to help those in need with basic necessities such as food, clothes and household items and to treat everyone with dignity and respect. The organization has been a source of assistance for people in difficult situations for over 49 years, feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope. On the web at houseofconcern.org.

If you would like more information about the Seneca County House of Concern, please contact Olan Mack at 315-568-2433 or email director@houseofconcern.org.

Canal Crawl – We Need Your Help – New Announcements


What you Need to Know!
  • T-Shirt deadline is coming up quickly – Register by 8/1/18 to receive a t-shirt.
  • This is a fun family activity or a great team building event for employees/co-workers as well as social clubs and youth groups.
  • Pay your registration fee now and the remaining amount later
  • You can raise your registration contributions through pledges.
  • The person who raises the most money wins a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet.
  • Children 12 and under participate for free if paddling with parent or guardian.
  • There are discounted rates for teams of 4 and students.
  • Generous donors have offered donation pledges for the first 10 students who register.
  • There is a scavenger hunt along the way and picnic lunch at the finish.

Please help this be the best Canal Crawl yet! Participants are strongly encouraged to raise their entry fees by asking family, friends, and co-workers to donate pledge money leading up to event day! The more pledge dollars you raise the more people the Seneca County House of Concern can help! AND you could win the prize. Get a group of co-workers, friends or family together and join the Seneca County House of Concern to be a part of the solution to fight hunger in Seneca County.

Can’t participate this year?
There are other ways you can help!


  • Help us spread the word about the event on social media.
  • Encourage others to participate.
  • Sponsor a friend, family member, student or a co-worker.
  • Lend your kayak to someone who doesn’t have one.
  • Buy raffle tickets to win our event raffle item – A Go-Pro 11′ Inflatable Paddle Board package.

Because of the generosity of our 2018 annual sponsors, BonaDent Dental Laboratories and Waterloo Container, as well as event sponsors, Finger Lakes Radio Group and Trac Team, 100% of the proceeds will go toward serving the Seneca County House of Concern’s Mission: “To help those in need with basic necessities such as food, clothes, and household items and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.”


Food for Thought – Summer 2018

Hello Friends!

As Executive Director I’d like to share with you the most recent happenings at Seneca County House of Concern (SCHOC). First and foremost, thank you for your unwavering support of our agency and the vulnerable populations we serve. The organization certainly would not be on the footing it stands on today without your support, commitment and energy.

Since our last newsletter we have continued to serve hundreds of in need residents who live in Seneca County. Calendar year to date we have served over 55,000 meals and moved over 89 tons of food through our doors and directly to families in need.

A special thank you to the community and businesses for your support of our fundraiser, The Traveling Little Black Dress. This annual event has now raised over $70,000 in the span of six years. All of our fundraisers help us raise much needed resources to assist us in assisting our clients and there are three exciting events at Seneca County House of Concern this summer. We have our Color Run – Kids Helping Kids coming up on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. We are in the midst of our annual Need to Feed Campaign, and we are ramping up for our Canal Crawl on Saturday, August 18th, 2018.

Our Thrift Store has tried various special sales and will be expanding its hours to include extended hours one night (TBD) a week and monthly Saturday sales through year-end. The Thrift store has also been able to help on average 11 families per month with nonfood items such as clothing, furniture and housewares. Keep us in mind when looking for a new home for some of your things – especially furniture! Come shop in our store and support the food pantry at the same time!

Please continue to follow us on our website and on Facebook to keep up with our latest news, events, and fundraisers.

Wishing you peace and warmth!
Olan Mack

SF American Legion Donation

Thank you Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366 for your Feed the Future food drive donations.  Providing breakfast food for children is an important element in battling food insecurity in our neighborhoods. “Feed the Future” is one of two annual food drives by Post 366, with this drive focusing on breakfast foods and is held purposely just before school gets out for those kids that won’t be getting breakfast at school. Post 366’s continued support and the generosity of all who donated to the food drive is very much appreciated. Thank you!

Color Run – Register Now!

Color Run ‘Kids Helping Kids’ for the Seneca County House of Concern

Download Registration Form: Color Run Registration Form

The Seneca Falls Parks and Recreation will partner again this year with the Seneca County House of Concern to host a Community Charity Color Run. The food insecurity rate in Seneca County is around 11.9%. This means 1,000’s of people, including many children, are going to bed hungry every night.

The Mission: We are hosting this event to raise awareness, help our neighbors with food insecurity and strengthen our community. The 1 mile color run will be held on June 16th, 2018 at 9am.

Race Day Registration: Begins at 8:15 am and will close at 9am.

Race Location: The event will be held at the Mynderse Academy Track and Field, 105 Troy Street, Seneca Falls and is 1 mile long.

Registration Fee: $15 – Download form at link above or pick one up at the Seneca Falls Recreation Center at 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls.

Enter your kids, invite their friends and have fun for a great cause!

If you cannot participate but would like to sponsor an anonymous child to participate in the run drop off or send a check payable to Seneca County House of Concern at 35 State Street, Seneca Falls with the notation of Color Run Sponsor. OR please click the Donate button below and donate $15.00 (or increments of $15.00 for the number of children you would like to sponsor):

Models and Sponsors Announced


Anticipation is building as several models and sponsors have confirmed participation in the spring fashion show & luncheon to raise funds for the Seneca County House of Concern. The sixth annual event, titled The Traveling Little Black Dress… “goes Disco”, is traveling again and will be held on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Seneca Falls Country Club, 2790 State Route 89.

The fun will begin at 11:00 a.m. with raffles for items donated from several local businesses and restaurants. At 11:30 the doors will open, and attendees will be served lunch and treated to another delightful show. Models will be local friends of the organization including Mary Cook of Mix 98.5, Desiree Darby and Jerry Moran of Generations Bank, Emily Hilimire of Lyons National Bank, Tom Hilimire of Ace Automatics/Manhill Food Services, and Lisa Fitzgerald of ITT Gould Pumps. Several sponsors are supporting the fundraiser including but not limited to Bonadent Dental Laboratories, Summit Federal Credit Union, Waterloo Container, Generations Bank, ITT Gould Pumps, Dr. Rodney Littlejohn, Barrett Marine and DA Liquor.

Tickets for the event are open seating at $40.00 each. Save by purchasing two or more for $35.00 each.  Reserved seating will be only for tables of 8 attendees at $260.00 per table. Bring your family, friends or co-workers together and reserve a table. Tickets can be purchased by calling Susan at (315)730-4975, at The Copy Shop and Bee’s Cookies & Cakes, both located on Fall Street in Seneca Falls, or on the website at:



Getting to Know our Platinum Sponsor

The Seneca County House of Concern is very proud to be supported by BonaDent Dental Laboratories, a very successful local business. The corporation became a 2018 Platinum annual sponsor with a significant donation of $10,000.00. We truly appreciate their compassion and understanding of the needs in our community and their willingness to help us continue our mission in Seneca County.

Pictured above L to R – Kristen Bryan, Danielle Bonafiglia-Wirth, Larry Driscoll, Erin Bonafiglia, and Ellie Brown

From the BonaDent Dental Laboratories Website:

65 years ago, a talented young dental lab technician named Angelo Bonafiglia opened his own small laboratory in Auburn, NY—unknowingly setting the course for successful dental technicians for decades to come. Consisting of Angelo and just two employees, BonaDent® was principally a denture lab, serving only a handful of local dentists. From the outset, the company’s goals were simple—but they ring as true today as they did in 1950: understand your doctors, know their needs, provide them with products that reflect the highest in craftsmanship and care, and deliver them with consistent, friendly customer service. This not-so-secret formula led to tremendous growth and many years of success at BonaDent.

Fast forward to the present: BonaDent Dental Laboratories is an independently owned and operated, full-service dental lab, now in its fourth generation under the ownership of the Bonafiglia family. President Bruce H. Bonafiglia—an industry fixture since the age of five, when he earned ten cents an hour to clean denture flasks and run errands for his dad—bought the company in 1986. Since then, Bruce has presided over nearly three decades of success and steady growth at BonaDent, never losing sight of Angelo’s fundamental principles. Bruce’s daughters Daniele (Vice President) and Erin (Technical Team Leader) are helping to propel the company toward continued growth and future success.

In 2011, BonaDent opened its current flagship location in Seneca Falls. The bright and spacious, 72,500-square-foot laboratory facility is one of the country’s most technologically equipped and well-resourced labs. Bruce believes wholeheartedly that it was his employees who truly built the new laboratory, due to their years of dedication and hard work. The state-of-the-art facility includes a fully wired, high-tech continuing education auditorium, a fitness center, an in-house restaurant and coffee shop, a laundry service, an on-site wellness center, even a hair salon! BonaDent is as much a workplace as it is a lifestyle — and our people tend to stick around for a long time here.

For more information about BonaDent visit their website at:


Senator Helming Tours House of Concern

Pictured above: Senator Pam Helming, Olan Mack (Executive Director), Supervisor Greg Lazarro, Larry Driscoll (Board Vice President) and Leah Ntuala (Board President).

Upon request of the Board of Directors, State Senator Pam Helming and Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro visited the Seneca County House of Concern on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  They were invited  to tour the facilities to get a sense of the organization’s mission in assisting those with food insecurity and to demonstrate the need for assistance in maintaining the infrastructure in order to continue to support those in need in Seneca County.