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Tuesdays

2 -3 p.m.

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Thursdays

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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WELCOME

We are an all volunteer run 3-day emergency food pantry, servicing the citizens of Athens, New York. Guests are welcome to visit twice a month. Seniors from the local senior housing facility have food delivered on the third Friday of the month.

VOLUNTEER
WE'RE SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS,
PLEASE JOIN US!

The Athens Community Food Pantry has an amazing team of volunteers. We are always looking for great volunteers to join us at the pantry.  There are several ways that people can help.

 

  • Assisting guests on Tuesdays and Thursdays.​

  • Helping with deliveries on first Fridays of the month. (some months change due to Holidays)

  • Helping put the senior bags together on the third Friday of the month.

  • Delivering seniors food during COVID to the senior housing in Athens.

  • Putting the Holiday bags together for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Distributing Holiday bags.

  • And much more . . .

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JOIN US

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the form below or call 518-610-1506. 

I'd Like To Volunteer

Thanks for submitting!

 
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OUR STORY

Zion Lutheran Church began the Pantry as an Outreach Program in the 1960’s. There was a white cabinet where members of the congregation brought the donated food. Kay and Leo Lasher ran the Pantry delivering food to the needy until she retired in 2001.

 

The Church at Athens, then volunteered to run the Pantry. The Church ran the Pantry until 2006, when the Pantry was closed. In 2007, Mayor David Riley asked Karen Schubert to re-open the Pantry in the basement of the Athens  Community Building. Karen, with the help of Gethen Proper, Allison Smith and many volunteers kept the Pantry going over the years. 

 

In 2008 with the sponsorship of Zion Lutheran Church the Pantry became a member of the Regional Northeast Food Bank.

In 2014, thoughts of moving the Pantry to a more suitable location began. Over the next three years, with the help of many people, $25,000.00 was raised by the community. Zion Lutheran Church graciously donated space in their lower level. 


Construction began in February 2017 under the guidance of Tim Mercer of Mercer Associates. Many volunteers and generous sponsors enabled The Athens Community Food Pantry to be returned to it’s original location at 102 North Washington Street.
 

 

THE BOARD

 
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Ed Bloomer

PRESIDENT

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Maggie Apgar

VICE PRESIDENT

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Janet Russett

SECRETARY

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Heidi Mutari

TREASURER

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Christine Wanek

CHURCH LIASON

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Linda Schawo

MEMBER

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Kathi Sewak

MEMBER

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Brian Sewak

MEMBER

 

MAKE A DONATION

We truly appreciate the generosity of the many individuals and businesses that have supported and continue to support the efforts of the Athens Community Food Pantry to assist families in need in our community. 

If you would like to make a donation please send a check to:

ATHENS COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

PO BOX 66

ATHENS, NEW YORK 12015

We are a registered 501c3 non profit organization.
Your donations are tax deductible. 

Thank you!

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