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The Utica Food Pantry is dedicated to assisting those in need by alleviating their immediate pain and problems regarding food insecurity and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.


To become the premier agency in the City of Utica that leads the fight against hunger and food insecurity among our children and seniors, age 65 and over.


  • Integrity - Openness and honesty in all relationships

  • Collaboration - Build and foster strong community relationships

  • Stewardship - Mindful that our mission is accomplished by the generosity of others

  • Empowerment - Education and advocacy programs that lead to self sufficiency

  • Service - Commitment to excellent service for our clients, donors and community

  • Respect - Respect for the privacy and dignity of every person

The Utica Food Pantry is guided by some lofty ideals. Each week, we feed families, being led by our commitment to our Vision, Mission and Values.