Need to Feed Challenge 2018 Launched

Pictured from L to R – Larry Driscoll, Irene Ferrante, Kristen Bryan, and Olan Mack.

Thank you Trinity Episcopal Church of Seneca Falls for launching our Need to Feed Challenge with your generous donation!




Press Release – June 1, 2018 –

For the past four years, the Seneca County House of Concern’s Need to Feed Challenge has been an important element in keeping the organization’s food pantry stocked and the non-profit agency equipped to help those with food insecurity in our local communities as well as bring awareness to the needs of our neighbors.

The need in Seneca County remains steady with approximately 10.7 % of residents struggling with food insecurity. These are children who go to bed hungry, senior citizens who decide between buying groceries and purchasing medication, and parents who do without, so their children can have enough to eat. In 2017 the House of Concern served an average of 400 households monthly which amounted to nearly 175,000 meals for the year.  There have also been recent challenges with necessary building and equipment repairs as well as ever increasing operational expenses.

Every year a generous group of sponsors agree to set up a fund to be matched by individual donations. Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls helped kick off the challenge again this year with a check for $3,450.00. To build the sponsor fund, Trinity has joined with other churches, including The First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, Calvary Lutheran Church and The United Methodist Churches in both Seneca Falls and Waterloo, as well as many individuals.

Committee chair, Larry Driscoll reports “We are currently at $10,000. We are now reaching out to the community through a mailing to match the sponsor donations. Every donation of food (at $1 per can) or money received will also be counted towards our total.”

More information and the status of the challenge fund can be found at the houseofconcern.org website and on Facebook. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to: Seneca County House of Concern 33-35 State Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148. When writing a check or dropping off food items, indicate that you wish it to be part of the Need for Feed Challenge.  Donations can also be made via PayPal online at houseofconcern.org. Please specify Need to Feed.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry – October 2017

The October Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, October 11th 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.

The dates for 2017 are below:

No Gifts Please Party

Dr. Herbert Holden and Rebecca Holden held a No Gifts Please Party on Saturday, July 15th. In lieu of gifts they asked that their guests donate non-perishable food items to the Seneca County House of Concern food pantry.

The Holdens were celebrating a few meaningful milestones in their life. First and foremost, their 50th wedding anniversary as well as recent 75th birthday celebrations. They have always been supporters of the House of Concern and continue to set an example of philanthropy. Their simple twist on gift giving will help many people in need in Seneca County and hopefully inspire others to do the same at their next celebration.

Several bags of food were donated (not all are pictured) including cases of canned vegetables and tuna as well as items, such as boxed cereal, peanut butter and beans.  The continued support of Herb and Rebecca is greatly appreciated as well as the generosity of their guests who donated. Thank you!

Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry – July 2017

The July Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, July 5th 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.

The dates for 2017 are below:

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!

Foodlink Mobile Pantry – June 2017

The June Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, June 21st 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.

The dates for 2017 are below:

Mobile Food Pantry – April 2017

The April Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, April 12th 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.

The dates for 2017 are below: