Ways to Give

Ways to Give

The majority of Food Pantry funds come from individuals, families, churches, schools, and organizations in the Geneseo area. Additional funding is provided through Grants, Memorials, Bequests.


Food Donations

Food donations can be made anytime during business hours. We will also take frozen items. Please check the expiration dates.


Clothing Donations

Clothing donations can be made anytime during business hours. We take any new or gently used clothing but have a huge need for children’s clothing. Because of our space limitations, we ask that you limit your clothing donations to 3 bags or boxes per day. We do not take leftover garage sale items. We also take household items such as kitchen utensils, small kitchen appliances, glassware, pictures, knick-knacks, etc.

The Food Pantry no longer accepts any furniture items. We have had to close our storage unit due to unforeseen circumstances. We ask that you PLEASE DO NOT leave furniture or any donated items on our front porch or dock. The Salvation Army, phone 563-323-2758, will come to your house to pick up items you wish to donate.


Monetary Donations

In addition to food and clothing donations, we accept monetary donations. Checks can be made payable to:
Geneseo – Atkinson Food Pantry
and mailed to:
P.O. Box 324
Geneseo, IL 61254


With your donations we can purchase in bulk from the River Bend Food Bank:

  • Italian Chicken Breasts 5¢ per pound
  • Cheerios Cereal Bars $1.25 per case or 13¢ per box
  • Tapioca pudding cups $2.16/case or 18¢ per package     
  • Trail Mix Bars $1.26/case or 21¢ per box
  • Fruit Roll-Ups $1.26/case or 21¢ per box
  • KC Masterpiece Marinade $6.48/case or 54¢ per bottle