Calvary Food Pantry
The Calvary Food Pantry CNY Inc., at 90 Franklin Street in Auburn, is a significant mission of First Presbyterian Church. To contact the pantry, call 315-252-7772.
First Presbyterian Church provides significant funding monthly, and the volunteers include many of the members, who unload the delivery truck and put the food away each week and volunteer several times a month to help distribute the food. The congregation leaves donations in the box in the narthex.
Each month the pantry serves more than 100 families (over 400 people), equal to providing at least 5,300 meals. Every month sees an increasing service level, to meet the needs of our community. A benefit barbeque is held in the summer, and rummage sales are held often. They are announced on the events page.
Every year in late November First Presbyterian Church holds the Turkey Trot to benefit the Calvary Food Pantry.
2012 Turkey Trot results
In 2012, First Presbyterian Church gathered 149 turkeys in the church parking lot on November 18. The Pantry gave out 163 baskets to needy families, and provided Thanksgiving dinner for the Unity House Drop-in Center at Calvary. This is the tenth year of the Turkey Trot, and each year donations have met the need for turkeys and other items for Thanksgiving baskets given out at the Calvary Food Pantry.
Thanks to all who participate, and to our Turkey Trot leader, Sue Ann Cunliffe and the First Presbyterian Deacons and Youth Group.