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.

American Legion Sponsors Feed the Future Drive

Feed the Future
The school year is almost over and for some children that means their days will start without breakfast. This creates a critical time for children in need and for local food pantries. The Seneca Falls American Legion will be collecting Non-perishable Breakfast items to be donated to the House of Concerns’ food pantry.HOC logo

As an incentive, the Legion is offering an entry for every item that is donated into a drawing to win gift certificates to local businesses.

Items will be collected
from May 23th thru June 21st, 2014 @
Post 366
48 State Street
Seneca Falls.
Food Pantry 1Please join the Legion in supporting this effort to fill the many cereal bowls of the future!

Any questions or comments, contact Julie Scott (315-604-1396) or the American Legion (315-568-8091)

Some examples: Cereal, juice boxes, oatmeal, pop tarts, cereal bars, instant breakfast, peanut butter, etc…

Chamber Food Drive Helps House of Concern


HOC Chamber
Pictured (left to right) Jeff Shipley, Chamber of Commerce; Siearah O’Brien, Front Office Manager of the Hampton Inn; Kristen Bryan, Pantry Manager, SCHOC; Ann Knowland, winner of the overnight stay donated by the Hampton Inn; Dave Saunders, SCHOC Board member.

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce hosted a canned food drive to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. The effort was conducted as a joint partnership with the Hampton Inn of Seneca Falls.

HOC loading
Loading the trailer to take the food to the House of Concern.

The food drive kicked-off at the Chamber’s February Business-After-Hours Mixer, hosted by the House of Concern to help raise awareness for the local organization.

For each canned food or non-perishable item that was donated, attendees received a ticket voucher to be entered into a grand prize drawing, including an overnight stay donated by the Hampton Inn. The food drive concluded at the March 19 Business-After-Hours at Blossoms by Cosentino, where Ann Knowland, was announced as winner of the overnight stay.

Detailed Food Pantry needs for the House of Concern can be found on their website,