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JPC 2nd Drive-Thru Food Giveaway for the Disadvantaged

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Due to the tremendous need, Johnson Park Center (JPC), with generous support from the Food Bank of Central New York (FBCNY), will be holding the second drive-thru food giveaway for disadvantaged individuals and families around their site on Monday, March 30, 2020, from 2 pm to 7:30 pm.  

Starting on the corner of Arthur and West streets, cars will line up at food stations where JPC volunteers, wearing protective gear including face masks, will hand out food items per household.
 
Carpooling is highly recommended.
 
JPC will place the number of households represented in each car on its windshield. 32,000 lbs of Food will be available to be given out that day to the community. Food items include fresh fruit-apples, canned items, rice, pancake mix, pretzel mix, chicken and other meat products, and cheese per household.
 
During this challenging time of the pandemic, by fighting hunger and food insecurity, the JPC drive-thru food giveaway provides a stepping stone to self-sufficiency.
 
Walkers will be served the following two days, Tuesday & Wednesday (Mar. 31 & Apr. 1), between the hours of 3 pm to 6 pm at the 1404 West Street Food Pantry location. The Food Pantry operation hours are starting April 6, weekly Mon and Wed, 3 to 6 pm.
 

 

Thank You TV Media for the News Stories of 1st Drive-thru Food Giveaway:
 
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/human-interest/2020/03/24/johnson-park-center-in-utica-hosts-drive-thru-food-pantry
 
https://www.wktv.com/content/video/569038392.html