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We rely on our community to make all that we do happen. Our volunteers define the heart and soul of the Utica Food Pantry. We have many opportunities for you to get involved!


You can adopt the Utica Food Pantry for any fundraiser that you or your company may want to host, whether it be a Food Box at your Place of Business or an Event. Please contact us for more details!

donate funds

Why Give?

As a nonprofit organization, we depend entirely on donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and other strategic partners.


The Pantry benefits from a large number of food and fund drives each year that supplement our inventory. However, food donations have certain limitations and present some challenges in meeting the needs of our clients.


Monetary gifts enable the Pantry to:


  • Purchase more nutritious and fresh food (fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meats) to supplement nonperishable food donations

  • Purchase food from the Food Bank of Central New York at the best possible price. The Pantry leverages its buying power to acquire food at a fraction of grocery store costs

  • Provide personal care items that are not covered by SNAP (food stamps) – necessities many take for granted such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and laundry detergent

  • Meet community needs all year long especially during times when food and fun drives happen less frequently

  • Manage our inventory more efficiently. Food donations require much time, space and labor for sorting, date checking and storing.

Please partner with us to help our neighbors!






Give a one-time or recurring monthly donation using PayPal.

By Mail

Please address and send your check or money order to:

Utica Food Pantry

P.O. Box 306

Utica, NY 13503

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