Bonafiglia Family gives $5,000 to House of Concern as need in Seneca County grows

This weekend marks what is typically referred to as the It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend in Seneca Falls.

A time in which the community celebrates its role as the inspiration behind Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls – the setting for his movie classic It’s A Wonderful Life. And while this year’s festival is being held virtually, the movie’s theme of the importance of family, and the strength of friends and neighbors is playing out in real life.

When a neighbor brought to light the recent call for help from the Seneca County House of Concern, The Bonafiglia Family knew that it was important to respond.

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Food Pantry Coronavirus 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.”