Catholic Charities of Wayne County is now offering emergency food assistance to residents of Wayne County at its main office at 1141 East Union Street in Newark. The food pantry is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Persons needing food assistance should present photo identification for self and identification for each individual in the household. Except in special circumstances, assistance will be available once every 90 days.
$AVE (formerly FOOD SENSE)
$AVE is offered in the Newark area through an arrangement between Catholic Charities, Foodlink and the Newark Rotary. Foodlink supplies the food. Catholic Charities handles the orders and paperwork. Volunteers from Newark Rotary unload the food delivery truck and help distribute the food. There is a distribution once every month.
$AVE is a way for your family to stretch your food budget by purchasing quality food at a discount! Foodlink is able to buy name-brand products in bulk and pass the savings along to $AVE customers. There are no income requirements or quantity limits. The menu for each month is basically the same and features a large number of high-protein items such as meats, fish and cheese products that are offered at a big savings. If you are unable to pick up food due to age or disability, Newark Rotary may deliver to people that have a need for this service. Please call to determine eligibility.
To review the most current menu for $AVE, click here: $AVE MENU
Orders can be placed at Catholic Charities, 1141 East Union Street, Newark, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and by noon sharp on the designated order deadline date. Cash, Money Orders, and Food Benefit Cards are accepted. We cannot accept checks. Food orders will be distributed on a designated Thursday at the Newark American Legion, 200 East Union Street, Newark between 3:00-5:30p.m. The distribution site cannot hold any food packages after the scheduled pick-up date/time. Food not picked up will be considered a donation to our food pantry. There are no refunds or returns.
Questions may be directed to Sandy Thomas, Catholic Charities of Wayne County, 1141 East Union Street, Newark, NY 14513, phone 315-331-4867.