By D’Andre Henderson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) The Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen works to keep people from going hungry.
They offer community meals every day, but also give families that qualify big boxes of food to take home every month.
“We run a food pantry Monday through Friday 9:30am-12:15pm, a lunch window from 11am-1pm Monday-Sunday as well as a dinner window from 4-5pm” said Director of Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen Gregory Spuhler.
Donations are usually strong during the holiday seasons but decline during the spring and summer months when the donations are needed the most. So, what do they need? It can be more than nonperishables.
“It would be great if they brought in produce that would be wonderful, certain foods have to be a restricted variety because of the safety issues and safe serve and also so restrictions from the food bank itself,” he said.
Just this week the food pantry will give out food to dozens of families in the central New York area and food isn’t the only thing they accept.
“You can donate money to the food pantry or even to your local Food Bank itself which serves us all,” he said.
Spuhler said the need never stop and someone is always hungry. As well as always be mindful of what you can spare. He hopes that more people will join the fight against ending hunger.
Items always in demand include ground beef, chicken, pasta sauce, canned fruit, canned corn and juice.
You can learn more and where to donate here: https://assumptionsyr.org