• (315) 724-6000

  • 729 Broadway, Utica, NY 13502

Taste of Compassion

The Utica Food Pantry, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity in our community, is thrilled to announce its first-ever fundraising dinner on Thursday, September 21st. The event will take place from 6-9pm at Monarch Banquets, and aims to raise vital funds and awareness for the pressing issue of hunger in Utica.

In recent months, the Utica community has faced significant challenges due to SNAP cuts, rising food prices, and other economic factors, leading to an alarming rise in food insecurity. The Utica Food Pantry has been at the forefront of this battle, providing food assistance to those in need and striving to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families struggling to put food on their tables.

The fundraising dinner presents an opportunity for businesses and community members to come together in support of this important cause.

Tickets for the fundraising dinner can be purchased online, priced at $60.00 per person- $100.00 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss this chance to make a difference while enjoying a memorable evening of great food and inspiring community spirit.

For those who may prefer to contribute by check, please make checks payable to Utica Food Pantry and send them to:

Utica Food Pantry
PO Box 306
Utica, NY 13502

“We are excited to host this fundraising dinner and bring attention to the urgent issue of food insecurity in Utica,” said Heather Wasielewski, Executive Director of the Utica Food Pantry. “With the support of our sponsors and donors, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. Together, we can combat hunger and create a stronger, more resilient community.”

Interested sponsors, donors, and media representatives are encouraged to contact Heather Wasielewski, Executive Director of the Utica Food Pantry, at 315-724-6000 or foodpantryuticany@gmail.com for further information and to express their support.

About Utica Food Pantry:
The Utica Food Pantry is a non-profit organization dedicated to combating food insecurity in Utica. Through various initiatives, including food distribution, community partnerships, and advocacy, the pantry strives to provide access to nutritious food and create sustainable solutions for individuals and families facing hunger.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 1pm

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The Utica Food Pantry was founded in 1982 when it incorporated as a 501(c) organization. As a private, nonprofit organization we depend entirely on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and other strategic partners.

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