Food Drive for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

Ongoing
Maxwell Library

Join us in helping our neighbors in need!

The Food Pantry at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus serves families in zip codes 13031, 13112, and 13164. These are our neighbors, and they need our help.

Maxwell Memorial Library in Camillus is now a drop-off location for donations to keep the Food Pantry’s shelves stocked.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain all foods needed from the Food Bank of CNY to supply the families who rely on our local pantry. You can help by donating some of the most needed foods and other items so no one has to go without.

Maxwell will collect non-perishable items and bring them to St. Joseph’s. A list of suggested donations is available at the library, and it can also be downloaded to your smartphone here.

Here is some general information to help with your shopping and giving:

  • Please do not leave items outside the library. You must bring them inside during our regular hours.
  • Check for expiration dates. The pantry cannot distribute anything post-expiration.
  • Packages must be unopened.
  • Giant jars of peanut butter may sound like a good idea, but please donate regular size items, not super-sized.
  • We can only accept non-perishable items, so no fresh produce, dairy, meat, or anything requiring refrigeration or freezing.
  • If you choose to donate a gift card or a monetary gift, please do not put it in our collection bin. Please give it to one of the library staff so we can keep it safe for St. Joseph’s.

Please be generous. Thank you for caring and for your support of our neighbors!