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Johnson Park Center (JPC) Food Pantry to Receive Support Through Local Fund Established by Capraro Technologies, Inc.

Utica, NY. Through a fund established by Capraro Technologies, Inc. (CTI), the Johnson Park Center Food Pantry will receive support for its food distribution services in the local area. The CapraroTechnologies Fund for Johnson Park Center (JPC) Food Distribution has been setup at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties by CTI to support the JPC Food Pantry located at 1404 West Street in Utica.

CTI will match donations for dollars up to $10,000. Below are the number of people Johnson Park provided food assistance to in the past two years. It is expected to rise in 2022 due to COVID and inflation. Imagine living on minimum wage and having to fill your gas tank so you can go to work to purchase food and pay rent. This is why so many people in our community need your help.


              Household 1104     Household 3457
              Individuals (all) 3351     Individuals (all) 11086
              Children 1279     Children 3580
              Adults 1488     Adults 4972
             Seniors 319     Seniors 840
2020       2021  


Through the pandemic and today, JPC has served as a crucial community resource, providing essential food and supplies to families and singles in need, enabling them to prepare nutritious meals.    

“We are so grateful to Dr. Capraro for his generosity and continued support of the Johnson Park Center (JPC),” said the Rev. Dr. Maria A. Scates, D.D., CEO & Founder of JPC. The financial gifts awarded through the Capraro Technologies Fund for the  JPC Food Distribution will allow us to purchase additional pallets of food for community giveaways and the general food pantry operation. The donations will also let JPC buy high-cost, high-value foods that low-income community members may otherwise be unable to afford in this era of rising costs of living.”

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Thank you so much for your continual support and Join Positive Change at Johnson Park Center (JPC).  

Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobro
Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.

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