Charity Moving Its Food and Clothing Programs
By Staff, The Livingston County News
October 4, 2009, Link to Story
Filling the shelves are: kneeling left, Tina Brooks, Director of Catholic Charities Help*Works Community Outreach and SUNY Geneseo Volunteer Emily Burch. Standing left, SUNY Geneseo Volunteer Janny Liu and Catholic Charities Americorps Member Molly Kirker. Photo by Tony D'Imperio.
MOUNT MORRIS, NY — The food and clothing are in a different space, but reaching out to those in need still reigns supreme in Catholic Charities’ helping mission.
Many hands made light work during the transfer of the food and clothing from the United Church of Mount Morris to 20 Chapel Street, just a couple blocks away.
Volunteers from SUNY Geneseo, United Church, Department of Social Services and Livingston County Jail unloaded a truck and whisked boxes through the rain into their new home in record time last Friday.
Bob Gardner, owner of Northeast Audit Services on Mount Morris’ Main Street, also owns 20 Chapel Street, which was to be used for “moving some overflow form Main Street,” says Bob. “But we were able to assimilate into our current space, so we didn’t need 20 Chapel.”
Instead, Bob has generously donated the space — rent-free — to Catholic Charities food and clothing program. 20 Chapel has larger rooms and more shelving, making for more efficient display.
Needy Mount Morris residents will still follow the same guidelines for food at the new location: One family food basket per month and once each week for bread. Needy Livingston County residents are allowed 12 visits per year to the clothing closet.
New hours began this week: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, 1to 3 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call Molly Kirker at Catholic Charities: (585) 658—4466.