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Helping Those In Need

Odd Fellow and Rebekah organization

On February 3rd, the Food Cupboard of the First Presbyterian Church of Chili received a very generous donation from the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Benefit Fund.  This donation was presented to us by Kathy Bays and Jackie Dillon.  The mission of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah organization is “To help our fellow men, women and children who are in need or distress.” These funds will help the Chili Presbyterian Church’s Food Cupboard to purchase needed food and hygiene products for families in the Chili area and surrounding communities. 

 The First Presbyterian Church of Chili’s Food Cupboard first opened its doors in June of 2021.  In the beginning, it serviced from 3 to 5 families in the area.  However, since then the Cupboard has grown to assisting 70 to 85 families and feeding approximately 300 people each month.  This Food Cupboard is also now a member of Foodlink.  Foodlink has made it easier to secure needed food and hygiene items at a reduced cost. 

 The First Presbyterian Church of Chili’s Food Cupboard is open at 3600 Chili Ave. every third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. for drive-by food pick-up.  No special requirements are needed to be met in order to receive food.  We are always looking for community members to assist us with our operation.  If you would like to volunteer, please call the church at (585) 889-9896.  We also accept food donations of hard to secure items such as peanut butter, crackers, and breakfast cereal.  Food items can be dropped off at the church from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Caring for our Community is an important mission of our church family.          

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