Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich recently joined Greece town board members Mike Barry, Diana Christodaro, Andrew Conlon and Brett Granville for an official ceremony to recognize Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf Inc. for its 40 years of service.
GEFS provides food to families in need living in the Greece and Charlotte areas. Its purpose is to acquire, warehouse and distribute donated and purchased food and household products to benefit those who live in the town of Greece and the city of Rochester north of West Ridge Road and west of the Genesee River, including Charlotte.
The food shelf assisted 5,559 people in 2017, to date. It is operated solely by volunteers who donate their time and efforts to service. The town of Greece thanks GEFS and its volunteers for the hours they dedicate to helping those in need in the community.
Call (585) 277-5370 for information about volunteering and/or donations.
The town of Greece is holding its annual food drive through Nov. 17. Two bins are located at Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., Rochester. Most needed donations include canned fruit, canned vegetables, chunky soups, tuna and canned meats, canned pasta, oatmeal, regular and sugar-free jelly, toilet paper, tissues and paper towels.