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Weather notice...

As the weather starts to shift, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on new procedures for pantry closures.  Please be aware that when Schenectady City Schools are CLOSED OR DELAYED the Food Pantry will also be CLOSED.  *Please note that this is a change in policy from years past, when the Pantry would remain open in the event of school delays.*  In the event that the weather seems questionable and schools are not closed, we ask you to look at the non-profit category of the school closing listings (on news stations or online) under Schenectady Inner City Ministry Food Pantry for closing-related updates that may not coincide with school closings, especially during school breaks.
We will also post any pantry closings on our Facebook page and the answering machine at the pantry (346-4445) will be updated by 7:30 am that day with any closing information.   Lastly, we would like to put together a volunteer email list to keep you all updated electronically.  If you are not yet on that email list, please let Shennan know (
Thank you all and Happy Holidays!



















Welcome to St. Joseph’s Place

    St. Joseph’s Place is a new initiative offered by St. Joseph’s Parish (Schenectady), and honoring Father Michael Hogan.  It provides space for mediation and hospitality to those living in neighboring Hamilton Hill, and is especially convenient for guests using the Emergency Food Pantry, located right next door. Sister Ann Christi and Sister Linda are available, along with volunteers, to lend an ear and offer a comfortable space for people.  Ashley Park is part of the St. Joseph Worker Program, and spends much of her time assisting at the pantry.

Stop by and say hello when you are in the area!  

Can you help?

SICM Day of Service Easter/Spring Bag Project

We are putting together “Easter/Spring Bags” for the children who use the
Emergency Food Pantry. We are looking for donations of items to fill the
bags! Please consider donating one or more of the following items:




Please bring your items to the SICM Office at 1055 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady.
SICM is still accepting donations. Questions? Contact Janet Mattis
at SICM at 374-2683 or

Thank you for your help!

♦ Small games, puzzles
♦ Sidewalk chalk
♦ Jump ropes
♦ Healthy snacks

♦ Coloring books, crayons
♦ Craft supplies
♦ 8” x 10” gift bags
♦ Small outdoor games