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Community Service Programs

Special Announcement

The Thrifty Shopper store in the New Hartford Shopping Plaza is now open. Please be aware that this is NOT an endeavor of the Rescue Mission of Utica, but an enterprise of the Syracuse Rescue Mission and all proceeds will support their Mission in Syracuse. The Rescue Mission of Utica is grateful for clothing donations from our community and is committed to providing FREE clothing to those in need through our “Clothing Closet” located at 218 Rutger Street and is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Food Box Program

Each food box provides 18 meals for each member of a family. Not only do we provide the food, but also counseling, advocacy and referrals to help with other critical needs. We strongly believe it is important to keep the family together in their homes and not have parents bring their children to the Mission for meals. If we can provide the food, along with additional services, we can keep people living in a safe, healthy environment, thus avoiding homelessness. A common theme of people coming to us for food boxes, some for the first time ever, has been the rising cost of living — too much month at the end of the money. We have seen a substantial increase in the number of food boxes given out in 2016. Some 3,840 food boxes helped 6,290 shut-ins and underprivileged individuals for a total of 69,120 meals. This is a 32% increase over 2015!

Click here for complete list of food items needed to assemble the 18-meal food box.

Food Box Distribution

Food boxes are distributed on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Parker House located at 203 Rutger Street.

Community Meal Program

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Free, nutritious meals are available during breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone from the community who is hungry. In 2016, 147,930 hot meals were served to homeless and underprivileged individuals. At our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals, volunteers delivered 2,934 meals to area shut-ins.

Community Clothing Room

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Through the generosity of a caring community, we continue to provide free clothing to all residents and area community members. In 2016, a total of 9,621 pieces of free clothing was distributed to 1,733 men, women and children in the community, including Mission residents. Our community clothing program is managed by volunteers and is open to the community two half days per week.

Located at 218 Rutger Street. Open every Tuesday & Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

For more information you can download our Rescue Mission brochure or contact:

Peter Donnelly, Community Services Coordinator

Phone

315-735-1645x108

 

Fax

315-793-8211

 

 

Location 212 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501

 

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