About Us

Who are we?

The Calvary Food Pantry, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, just celebrated its 31st year. The mission of Calvary Food Pantry is to meet emergency needs of residents of our designated geographical area of Auburn and to advocate for the alleviation of hunger in Cayuga County.

What do we do?

We provide sufficient food to feed each family member 3 nutritionally balanced meals per day for 5 days. From July 2014 through June 2015 we served a total of 2,044 households with 5,863 individuals for a total of 88,049 meals.

How do we do it?

With our partnership with the CNY Food Bank and for a shared maintenance fee we are able to obtain fresh produce all year round. Food purchases and operating expenses are funded through grants, donations and fundraisers.

How can you help?

You can make a tax deductible donation by clicking here, or send it by mail to Calvary Food Pantry, 90 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY 13021. Donations of non-perishable food items can be brought to the pantry during business hours (Monday and Wednesday 10-5 and Fridays 10-2).

Interested in a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Volunteers are always needed to staff the food pantry, to help unload food deliveries and tend the garden. Contact Nancy at 315-252-7772 for more information.

Your support of various fundraisers such as this Soup and Sandwich luncheon is greatly appreciated. Look for announcements of our spring rummage sale, Labor Day weekend chicken barbecue and other events which help fund our efforts.

Nancy Sheffield, Executive Director


Rebecca Johnson
Kristie Rath
Reverend Richelle Duchano
Kaylee Chayko
Patsy Heisel
Bill Larrabee
Paula Smith