Brewerton Community Food Pantry

Mission of the Brewerton United Methodist Church,
Calvary Baptist Church in Brewerton &
Divine Mercy Parish in Central Square
Located at the Brewerton United Methodist Church

5395 Orangeport Road
Brewerton, NY  13029
(315) 676-5528 (pantry) / (315) 439-0589 (cell)

Hours of Operation:  Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to Noon and
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On call for emergency needs at 315.439.0589.

Pantry is closed on Holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day
(if the holiday falls on either a Tuesday or Thursday)
Note:  The pantry is open even when Central Square/North Syracuse
School Districts are closed or delayed.

Our Mission

The mission of the Brewerton Community Food Pantry is to help stop hunger (food insecurity) and increase self-sufficiency of families and individuals in need in the Brewerton Community.  Our first priority is to provide our clients with supplemental food to help them maintain proper nutrition, while at the same time, serving as an advocate or resource by referring them to programs and organizations that can help improve their quality of life & bring them out of poverty, moving them toward self-sufficiency.

Our Geographic Service Area/Boundaries

Our “client choice” pantry serves the Brewerton Community in the Town of Cicero located in the Central Square School District. Residents with Brewerton mailing addresses (zip code 13029,) as well as households located on Route 11 as specified below, are eligible to use our food pantry once per month for a 5-day supply of food (15 meals per person.)  Our boundaries include Oneida Lake to our north including the area of Route 11 in Oswego County up to the Gildner Road intersection (zip code 13036).  To our south, our boundaries include Mudmill Road up to Blackcreek Road off of Orangeport Road and Route 11 South toward Cicero up to the Lamplighter Motel at 8766 Brewerton Road.  Brewerton Motels:  Brewerton Motel (9180 Brewerton Rd, Bel Air Motel (8961 Brewerton Rd.), Friendly Budget Motel (8780 Brewerton Rd) and Lamplighter Motel (8766  Brewerton Road.)

Client Choice Pantry

Clients are invited to make food choices in our client choice food pantry.  The pantry inventory is organized by the “MyPlate Food Groups:” Grains, Fruits & Vegetables and Dairy & Proteins.  Food items are distributed using a point system based on family size. An assortment of personal care, household cleaning items, paper products and miscellaneous food items are also available to the client.

Brewerton Community Food Pantry Highlights
Ongoing Pantry Services and Programs

Bread Mission – clients are invited to visit the pantry during any of the Tuesday/Thursday hours to receive bread & bakery items.  We receive weekly donations from Panera Bread on Route 11 in Cicero and Price Chopper on Route 31 in Clay.  We also receive bakery items from BJs in Clay when Anna’s Pantry is closed.  We provide an OPEN Table of bread and other items to anyone in the community who is in need.

Grocery Rescue – a program sponsored by the Food Bank supplies fresh produce, dairy & meat products when available from local grocery stores (i.e. Wegmans, Walmart, BJs.)

Food Sense – we offer monthly food packages and specials to pantry clients, congregation members and community members.  We work with Divine Mercy, Central Square to make reduced food packages available to anyone who is interested (no eligibility requirements) every month.  Cash payments or SNAP benefits (EBT) available.

School Supply Giveaway – provide school supplies in August/September Brewerton Elementary, Central Square Middle & PV Moore High School students who reside in the Brewerton area.

Holiday Food Baskets – Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are available to pantry clients as well as Brewerton families in need.

Community Garden – the Northern Onondaga County Library in Cicero (NOPL Cicero) provides us with a community garden plot and volunteers help with the planting, maintenance, harvesting and distribution of the fresh produce to our pantry, Anna’s Pantry at Sacred Heart in Cicero and St. Rose in North Syracuse; making it possible for us to provide our clients with a selection of fresh produce throughout the summer and fall growing season.