• Lowville Food Pantry Inc.
  • Lowville Food Pantry Inc.
  • Lowville Food Pantry Inc.

Lowville Food Pantry Inc.

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Work as a community to reduce hunger and provide emergency services, awareness, and education

Lewis County has a poverty rate of 12.1 % as of February 2017, and 53% of the population receive free or reduced-price lunches. In 2016, the Lowville Food Pantry served 155,205 meals to 10,347 individuals - 38% of them children, 54% of them adults, and 8% of them senior citizens. We currently provide 75% of emergency services for Lewis County.

We are 100% funded by volunteer donations, fundraisers, and grants. We do not have any paid employees, and - as such - all funds are used for our programs which include Food Pantry, Christmas Sharing, Santa for Seniors, and Emergency Services.

Our building is in serious need of repair. We are currently working on renovating a new building that was donated to the Pantry, and - when completed - this new building will reduce our costs in terms of rent and overhead so that we might better use those resources to serve Lewis County.

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