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2018 DAY OF CARING VOLUNTEER FORM 2018_DOC_Volunteer_Form_2-26-2018.pdf




December 9, 2019 Deadline to send in your application for the:


If you know any youth who are interested in how government operates, or who wish to advocate for issues affecting young people in New York State, here is an excellent opportunity for them to make a difference while learning valuable knowledge and skills. Click on the link  above, to download an application for the New York State Governor's Youth Council





Lunch Club 60 Senior Center Holiday Dinners-To Reserve a Meal Call a Lunch Club 60 Senior Center near you!

Thanksgiving Meal served: Thursday November 21, 2019

Menu: Turkey w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Squash, Cranberry Sauce, Roll, Pie, Ice Cream, 1 %Milk

Meals must be reserved by noon on November 8, 2019

WC Dept. of Aging








Family Wize Prescription Card Savings click here: familywizecard.pdf  


The Curbside Market — Foodlink’s mobile farmers market — is now operating under its summer schedule from July through September. See the  following Wayne County schedule-please share with those interested.





The Curbside Market — Foodlink’s mobile farmers market — is now operating under its summer schedule from July through September. See the  following Wayne County schedule-please share with those interested.

200 East (Newark Housing Authority)
Every Other Monday, 12:15pm- 1:00 pm, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 9/16, 9/30. Closed on 9/2 for Labor Day.
200 E Miller Street, Newark, New York 14513

ElderOne Newark
Every Monday, 11:00am- 12:00pm. Closed on 9/2 for Labor Day.1000 Technology Parkway, Newark, New York 14513

Garlock (check with 211 for updated times)
Every Other Thursday, 2:45pm-3:30pm, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/12, 9/26 at 1666 Division Street, Palmyra, New York 14522

Lyons Court House
Every Other Monday, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23 at 26 Church Street, Lyons, New York 14489

Canal Park Family Medicine
Every Thursday/Macedon Manor 2:45 pm-3:45pm 1900 Route 31, West Wayne Plaza, Macedon, New York

Maco PKG
Every Other Thursday, 2:45pm-3:30pm, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 9/19 at 412 Van Buren St, Newark, New York 14513

Newark-Wayne Hospital
Every Monday, 1:15-2:15pm. Closed on 9/2 for Labor Day.
1200 Driving Park Avenue, Newark, New York 14513

Redeem Bethel Church
2nd Sunday of each month, 1:15 pm- 3:00 pm
4449 NY-104, Williamson, New York 14589

Sodus Senior Center
Every Monday, 9:45-10:30 am. Closed on 9/2 for Labor Day.
47 Maple Avenue, Sodus, New York 14552,

Towpath Manor
Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm
200 Canal Street, Palmyra, New York 14522

May 2019- CURBSIDE MARKET DATES IN WAYNE COUNTY       CSM19_WayneCounty_Spring_F3_1.pdf










 Thank You to everyone that made "CHEERS TO WAYNE COUNTY"  July 2018 fundraiser event for United Way of Wayne County possible !!!

• Apple Country Spirits
• Rootstock Ciderworks
• Young Sommer Winery
• Embark Craft Ciderworks


  2018  UW Honorary Campaign Chairs


"We are excited for the launch of the 2018 campaign and view it as a privilege to be ambassadors for the United Way of Wayne County," said the Ohmanns. Bob and Leslie Ohmann are the owners of the Ohmann Theatre in Lyons, NY and the Newark Pilots in Newark, NY. They both recognize the importance of giving back to their community. Bob is an avid contributor to the Lyons Community Center and youth sports programs as well as the Lyons Central School. Leslie is a strong supporter of domestic violence awareness and disaster relief with the American Red Cross. Together they have three children and four grandchildren. 

March 2018- LEADING THE WAY by becoming a Corporate Leader Sponsor-PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE! Click on the link below for more information on benefits.




 United Way Awards grants to Wayne County food pantries

July 2014

The United Way of Wayne County Board of Directors approved a special grant opportunity for food pantries during its June board meeting. Grants were awarded to 19 pantries throughout the county to help build capacity to handle the greater demand for food in the summer months, and the nutritional needs of people throughout the community.

"We have awarded the grants to food pantries right here in Wayne County that meet the emergency needs of our neighbors all year long," said Carol Pettis, Regional Director for the United Way of Wayne County. "We want to thank every donor who made this possible."

Recipients of the grants were so excited and grateful for the support. "It's very rewarding to see that our efforts can make a difference. Right now, many individuals and families are faced with dwindling resources and not enough money to purchase the food they need for basic nutrition. Children get the majority of their daily calories from free or reduced price school lunch, however, when school is out of session, those calories must come from somewhere else," stated Mike Jankowski, Vice President of the United Way of Wayne County Board of Directors.

As many food pantries are doing their best to address the growing demand for food, United Way is happy to step in to ensure that children, families, and individuals are meeting their most basic human needs.

The following food pantries will benefit from the grant:

  • Clyde Food Pantry-United Methodist Church
  • Clyde-St. John's Food Pantry-St. John's Catholic Church
  • Fairville Food Pantry-Fairville Presbyterian Church
  • Lyons Community Food Pantry-First Presbyterian Church
  • Lyons-Client Choice Emergency Food Pantry-The Church of Christ of Newark
  • Macedon Food Pantry-St. Katharine Drexel Parish
  • Newark Food Closet-Catholic Charities of WC and Together in Christ consortium of 8 local churches (Emmanuel UMC, First Baptist, First UM, Park Presbyterian, Redeemer Lutheran, St. Mark's Episcopal, St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church and Woodlane Community)
  • North Rose Food Pantry-UMC
  • Ontario Food Pantry-Hennessey Road-Covenant Life Fellowship
  • Palmyra-Macedon Food Pantry-Zion Episcopal Church
  • Rose Emergency Food Pantry-UMC
  • Savannah Community Food Pantry-St. Patrick's Catholic Church
  • Sodus Point Food Pantry-UMC
  • Sodus Success Center Food Pantry-WCAP
  • Walworth Food Pantry-Second Baptist Church
  • Williamson-Come-Unity Center-Wayne County Rural Ministry
  • Williamson-Daily Bread Food Pantry-Redeem Bethel Church of God
  • Williamson-God's Store House-Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God
  • Wolcott Food Pantry-Wolcott Presbyterian Church

United Way of Wayne County is a volunteer driven organization that improves the quality of life in Wayne County by raising and fairly investing in resources to support accountable programs.


United Way Day of Caring - a team effort

May 2014

On Wednesday May 14, at 8 a.m., United Way Day of Caring volunteers gathered at the Alex Eligh Community Center in Newark and enjoyed a breakfast, which was generously donated by Wegmans. The morning also included company recognitions and an announcement of the dollars collected to date for the United Way campaign. Regional Director, Carol Pettis, stated that the organization was at 89 % of its $601,000 goal and that money is still coming in. Several companies were recognized at the event and awards were given out to a number of businesses.

Click to read the complete press release

Poverty and the Concentration of Poverty in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area

December 2013

This report was prepared by Rochester Area Community Foundation and ACT Rochester. In August 2013, the Community Foundation Board of Directors adopted a new Grantmaking and Community Leadership Framework

Click here to view the complete report

FoodLink, Inc. is named one of New York State's New Regional Volunteer Centers

Foodlink, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been selected by the State Commission on National & Community Service to operate as one of nine Regional Volunteer Centers. New York State recently was awarded a Volunteer Generation Grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish and enhance a regional volunteer infrastructure throughout New York State.

See full story here

11th Annual Helping Hands Auction raises more than $1300 for United Way Wayne County

Carol Pettis, United Way Regional Director, (2nd from left) with Anna Mitchell (middle) and friends.

11 years ago, a first grader named Anna Mitchell had been greatly affected by a lesson she learned in school about needs and wants. She was alarmed that some people may not have enough food to eat or clothes and blankets to keep themselves warm. She wanted to sell all the presents she had made for Christmas and raise money for those in need.

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