"In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. We all know and are in contact with people affected by hunger, even though we might not be aware of it.
These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Most of us simply have no idea. It's time to educate ourselves about America's hunger problem."
The Johnsburg Food Pantry, Adirondack Community Outreach Center in North Creek, is committed to helping assure that local residents are able to meet their food and nutritional needs. The Pantry provides twice monthly food distributions which feed a significant portion of the struggling population of Northern Warren County. The Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers some of whom have worked with the Pantry for more than 20 years. The Pantry is dependent on grants and the generous donations of community members and organizations for it's budget.
Functioning under the Client Choice model the Pantry enables participants, using USDA guidelines, to select the foods their family needs the most. Anyone who feels they might be eligible for food distributions through the pantry can apply during regular Pantry hours or by contacting the Adirondack Community Outreach Center for further information at 251 3481.
Services of the Pantry Include:
Food Distributions are given to eligible individuals and families on: the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 1:00-3:00PM and 5:00-7:00PM.
Holiday food baskets are provided to approximately 125 families each December. Applications for these baskets are accepted during November each year.
Emergency Food Boxes are available to individuals or families who find themselves without adequate food at a time when the Pantry is not open. Anyone needing emergency food is asked to contact the Adirondack Community Outreach Center at 251- 3481 to request an emergency food box. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Boxes
The Pantry serves approximately 500 individuals each month. While these twice monthly food distributions are helpful to a large number of people, we know that we are not in touch with everyone in need. "Neighbors" boxes are designed to encourage people already familiar with ACOC to reach out to neighbors, relatives or friends who may not be utilizing our services. Anyone aware of someone who could benefit by a special pantry box, can refer their friend/neighbor by leaving a message at 251- 3481 or speaking directly to someone during the regular pantry distribution.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
1-3 pm and 5-7 pm
Emergency boxes upon request
Anita Abrams, Food Pantry Director 251-3481