Welcome

 
 

CazCares is a Food Pantry and Clothing Closet that serves low income residents of the Cazenovia School District and surrounding areas of Madison County. In addition, information and referral services help clients address many needs.

 


Food Pantry &

clothing closet


located at

101 Nelson Street

Cazenovia, Ny 13035


315-655-3174


We Are Open

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings

from 9:30 am – 12 noon

or by appointment.


CazCares is closed on National Holidays and Cazenovia Central School Snow Days.



Our Mission

In 1982 the pastors from six area churches started CazCares. The pantry began in two rooms in the lower level of the Atwell Mill. In 1983 the food pantries in Madison County organized, as a means of networking under the Community Action Program, and CazCares is still part of that network. In June 2007 CazCares moved to a new location at 101 Nelson Street in Cazenovia. The site is handicapped accessible and provides an opportunity for improved layout and expanded services.

Our History

Each month over 200 clients visit CazCares to receive food and clothing and to attend educational programs. The issues facing our clients are numerous. Low paying jobs, lack of education, health problems and disabilities combine with high prices for food, gas and utilities to severely affect these families. We focus on providing food and clothing. Our Client Services Director listens to each client with care to understand their situation and assists them in finding needed services.


CazCares relies on generous community support in order to operate. Volunteers work to fill food orders, stock pantry shelves and sort clothing. We receive donations of money, food and clothing from individuals, area churches, student and civic groups. We operate under the guidelines of the Food Bank of CNY where we purchase food at a discount and receive partial government funding from HPNAP and FEMA.

Our Work Today

                CazCares

       A community of neighbors helping those in need.