SICM Kicks off New Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Program on Friday, July 10

SICM's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program is off and running!  The highlight of this program is that participants can use their SNAP (SuSNAPpplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits to purchase the items at a cost of $10 per week.  There is no commitment to be involved in this initiative; one can simply show up and purchase fresh produce as it is available, at the Yates Community Center (Van Vranken Avenue) on Friday afternoons, from 3:00-4:30pm.  The program runs until October 23, and has been opened up to the larger Northside community.For more information, contact Rev. Phil Grigsby at 374-2683.
















On Friday, Kristen Bopp of the Regional Food Bank's Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program came by the Pantry for her nutrition education demonyesstration.  Participants received a bag of fresh produce from the Regional Food Bank and a new sautee pan from the Schenectady County Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Grant Team to try out Kristen's healthy recipe at home!











It's Official!   The SICM Summer Lunch Program has begun! 
Check here for the list of sites and serving times!

Flutterbug Magic Show
Marcus and Gage with books
Mayor McCarthy

Wednesday, July 7: Summer Lunch 2015 Kickoff was a great success yesterday! Thanks to all who came out to help us celebrate SICM's 21st year of this important program to feed Schenectady children in the summer. The event included remarks from Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, SPD Ass't Chief Seber, and others. We also had a Flutterbug Puppet Show, Bubble Bonanza by Scotia Glenville Children's Museum, sno-cones courtesy of The United Way of the Greater Capital Region, and a book giveaway thanks to Usborne Books, 1st National Bank of Scotia, and others. A good time was had by all!

Rev. Phil & SL crew
bubbles bubbles
Bubble bonanza!
crew SCPL
Volunteers from Immaculate Conception, with assistance from SICM Summer Interns, helped kick off the Summer Lunch program at the Schenectady Public Library's main branch downtown.
One of SICM's new Mobile Meal Vehicles, made possible through support from the Wright Family and Carlilian Foundations, Upstate New York Conference of the United Methodist Churches and United Way of the Greater Capital Region.  The two vehicles will make a total of 14 stops at sites around the City.














camp Fowler
camp fowler
camp fowler

Campers from Camp@Steinmetz enjoyed a field trip to Camp Fowler last week!










The Food Pantry held a Volunteer Training program on Tuesday, where Roxanne Wright was the facilitator. Discussion included raising self awareness while interacting with others. Thank you to all the volunteers who attended, and to Roxanne for sharing her knowledge and expertise!