Please Support Our 2018 Holiday Wish List

Are you looking for a creative way to give back during the holiday season? The Seneca County House of Concern has put together a “Wish List” of our biggest needs. Your contribution will go specifically toward the item you selected and you can even choose the denomination you’d like to donate!

You are invited to purchase the total cost of the product or cover a portion with your donation. Whether you donate $10, $20, $50, $100, or more, your generosity helps propel our mission…throughout the holidays and all year long!

If you wish to donate, please choose a cause below and you can donate securely right online!


Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades are needed to provide comfort and optimal indoor air quality.

Total Cost: $4,000


We are hoping to provide updated laptops for our staff in order to better serve our clients, customers, and operations.

Total Cost: $600 each


Our roof was in need of significant repair, which we financed with a loan. We are looking to pay the loan off in full.

Total Cost: $10,000


Through the services of Foodlink, we are able to provide a week’s worth of food for a family of 4 at only $80 per week.

Total Cost: $80 per family (3 meals a day / 5 days a week)

Feed the Future Project Donation

The Seneca Falls Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366 recently donated food items collected during the 5th Annual Feed the Future Project. The food drive collected breakfast foods to help feed children over the summer because for many, once the school year is over, there is no breakfast to start their day.

In addition to the items in the picture, more donations of cereal came in and the timing could not have been better because the pantry was in great need of cereal.

A big thank you to the Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366 and friends for their donations!

Feed the Future Project

The Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366 (Seneca Falls) is holding their 5th Annual Feed the Future Project. With the school year ending soon, for some children this will mean going without breakfast. The Legion is asking for non-perishable breakfast foods such as cereal, juice, oatmeal, grits, pop tarts, peanut butter, etc.

Every food item donation will entitle you to one entry to win a gift certificate from a local establishment.

The food drive continues through June 7th.

Local Food Drive to benefit the House of Concern

The Woodmen of the World, Chapter 1025, is celebrating the Company’s 125th anniversary by hosting a Food Drive to benefit the House of Concern. Please join them this Saturday, June 6th at Tops (Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo) from 10am-1pm. Cake will be provided for the donors and there will be prizes for the kids!

“Woodmen of the World is a non-profit life insurance society founded in 1890 by families for families. We carry the same tradition of helping others still to this day through a number of charitable works and patriotic presentations. Our mission is to provide the peace of mind that comes through knowing ongoing financial security and to this end we offer a number of life and annuity products.”

Seneca Falls Legion Holds Feed the Future Drive

Food Pantry DonationsThe Seneca Falls American Legion, Post 366 is holding their Annual Feed the Future drive, specifically to help provide non-perishable breakfast foods for the House of Concern Food Pantry. The Legion Hall, at 48 State Street is directly across the street from the House of Concern, and will receive donations through June 14th.

With the school year ending soon, many families will be without the supplemental meals provided for free or reduced prices through programs offered by the schools. This puts an additional burden on families with school age children.

American Legion LogoAs an incentive to participate in the program, for every item donated, the donor will receive an entry into a drawing to win gift certificates provided by local businesses.

Examples of the types of foods the Legion is looking for include cereals, juice boxes, oatmeal, pop tarts, cereal bars, instant breakfast, and peanut butter. For more information about this campaign, contact Julie Scott at 315-604-1396, or the legion at 315-568-8091.


Food Drive in Seneca Falls April 18th, 2015

Food Drive
Michael Martin, a Canning Hunger ministry volunteer, donates food collected for the Seneca County House of Concern

Volunteers from Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship will be collecting food as part of its Canning Hunger ministry from residents of the Ken-Mor Estates neighborhood in Seneca Falls on Saturday, April 18th.  The food collected will be given to the Seneca County House of Concern for distribution.

Residents interested in participating in the food drive are encouraged to gather shelf-stable foods such as canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, cereals, and boxed meals from their pantries.  Volunteers will go door-to-door to collect the food donations.

Volunteers will return to the Ken-Mor Estates neighborhood on the third Saturday of each month to collect food for six month.  Those interested in donating food on a regular basis can sign up with the person collecting or may call the Canning Hunger ministry leader, Jason Martin at 315.283.0060.

Jason Martin says of the ministry, “It is a blessing participating with folks from our community to meet the needs of those in our community.  Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 that when we give to the hungry, we give to Him.”

To learn more about Finger Lakes Christian Fellowship’s community outreach programs, please call the church at 315.568.5691 or visit their website at

Legion Food Drive helps Stock Shelves

Kasey CansThe Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366, recently held a very successful and much needed food drive for the Seneca County House of Concern. Dubbed the the “Cans for the Commander” soup drive, the drive collected primarily cans of soup to help keep the shelves stocked. Soup is especially needed as cooler weather sets in and folks need some internal warmth.

Individuals interested in conducting food drives are encouraged to contact HOC Executive Director Rose Rathbone at 315-568-2433.