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JPC 25th Year Days of Celebration & Drive-Thru & Walkers Food Giveaways - Aug 24, 25, & 26

Tuesday, August 18th, 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

The Events & Activities are being sponsored in part by 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 Valley,  Utica National Foundation GroupM&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.Carbone Auto GroupJimmy John'sMV Community Action Agency, the Compassion CoalitionCASA Imports, and Candella's Farm & Greenhouses, the Mohawk Street 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 Staff & Shelter Program Participants, and Media Coverage from WKTVSpectrum NewsObserver-Dispatch, and the Utica Phoenix
The JPC 25th Year Days of Celebration with Food Giveaways and 1,500 Sports Bags filled with crayons, markers, glue, rulers, folders, paper, etc. There will also be daily surprises with winners on: 
  • Monday, August 24, 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Drive-Thru Food Giveaway (Cars Only) 


  • Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 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.
If you would like to have more information, please contact:
JPC Office weekdays between 1 pm to 5 pm at (315) 734-9608
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