Give Back NY drive to benefit Cooperstown Food Pantry

Photo courtesy of Cooperstown Food Pantry Facebook page

National Farmers Market Week is the first week of August, and the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market has decided to celebrate with a food drive.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 3:36 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – National Farmers Market Week is the first week of August, and the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market has decided to celebrate with a food drive.

The Give Back NY food drive event will benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry.

“The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is happy to partner with the Cooperstown Food Pantry to promote Give Back NY. The market welcomes Cooperstown Food Pantry voucher recipients, and we encourage SNAP utilization in the market, as well,” says Josie Maroney, market manager.

The market will be open Tuesday, Aug. 4, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People can participate in the food drive by:

  • Purchasing food from the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, and donating it to the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
  • Donating money directly to the Cooperstown Food Pantry.
  • Farmers and vendors can donate to the Cooperstown Food Pantry at the end of the market day.

"We have maintained a really great relationship with the Cooperstown Farmers' Market over the years," says Julia Perdue, pantry director. "We are excited to celebrate that relationship through this week-long, statewide event."  

The Cooperstown Farmers’ Market is located at 101 Main St.

For more information on the Cooperstown Food Pantry, click here.

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