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Rain or Shine -The JPC 25th Year Days of Celebration & Drive-Thru & Walkers Food Giveaways on Jul 27, Jul 28, & Jul 29

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

During these challenging times with the coronavirus pandemic, we have changed our 2020 Summer Events & Activities. On behalf of the JCTOD Outreach, Inc. (dba) Johnson Park Center (JPC) Food Pantry, Homeless & Chronically Homeless Safe & Supportive Housing & Shelter Programs and Youth Programs, we are inviting you to the JPC 25th Year Days of Celebration Rain or Shine. Please see information and graphic below.

The Events & Activities are being sponsored in part the Mohawk Valley COVID-19 Respond Fund single community-wide fund, the Food Bank of Central New York (FBCNY); the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP); the United Way of the Mohawk ValleyUtica National Foundation Group, M&T Bank/Partners Charitable Fund, the Mele Family Fund, and anonymous donor-advised funds of the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties; the Bank of Utica & the UFCW Charity Golf Classic, Inc.; US HUD Supportive Housing Program, NYS Homeless Housing & Assistance Program, Supportive Housing Program & Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative; the Oneida County Youth Bureau & the Department of Social Services; the City of Utica Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant & Home Program; MV Community Action Agency, the Compassion Coalition, CASA Imports, and Candella's Farm & Greenhouses, Hannaford. We received monetary and food donations from various donors, businesses, organizations, and individual supporters, the volunteers, the American Red Cross, the Junior Frontiers, JPC/JPA & Shelter Program Participants, and Media Coverage from WKTV, Spectrum News, Observer-Dispatch, and the Utica Phoenix.
The JPC 25th Year Days of Celebration with Food Giveaways and 1500 Celebration Bags filled with kitchenware, household items, toilet tissue, games, toys, etc. There will also be daily surprises with winners on: 
  • Monday, July 27, 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Drive-Thru Food Giveaway (Cars Only)
  • Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Walkers Food Giveaways
Social distancing will be encouraged, posters, and marked out at six feet on the sidewalk. Staff, volunteers, and all participants will wear face masks. 
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