“Thank You” to the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation for a $3,000 grant to provide local food assistance from our two newest food pantries in Lockwood and Waverly, NY!

Above: Dave Woodburn, of the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation, presents a $3,000 check to Donna Jantz, Assistant Director of the Owego Open Door Mission, to be used towards food purchase for two local food pantries serving our local senior community. The Tioga County Open Door Mission is proud to announce that we have received a

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A Positive Start for the School Year

(Top: Sarah Spoonhower with her daughter, Payten Sharp, showing off her new backpack. Bottom: Volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 40234 (Karissa Adams-Swansbrough, Katelyn Strickland, Gabrielle Woodruff) pose in front of the “School Bus Toss” game.) What a rousing success!  We recently distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to families in need with children grades K-6 enrolled

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Thank you for the Life Lessons!

Unorganized, loud, messy and full of laughs, these are just some of the many ways I could describe my Mission family, and the overwhelming spirit of the Tioga County Open Door Mission. Since I was nine years old and my mom brought me to volunteer, the Mission has been my second home. The Mission is

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Strawberry Fest 2015!

The Tioga County Open Door Mission had a wonderful time attending this year’s Strawberry Festival in Owego, NY! In preparation for the event we baked over 400 strawberry cookies to help raise money for our new senior food pantry opening this summer in Waverly, NY. Becky and Anna attended the event, and raised over $350

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Thank you Lockheed Martin Owego Employees!

The Tioga County Open Door Mission would like to extend a huge thank you to the employees of Lockheed Martin Owego! On Friday June 5th a team of Lockheed Martin employees arrived bring 1913 pounds of food they had collected in just four days for the Tioga County Open Door Mission’s food pantries. Cans of

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Feeling HOT HOT HOT!

On Saturday May 31, 2015 the Tioga County Open Door Mission held its first annual Ghost Pepper Pizza Challenge. This creative eating contest was created to help raise money for our new senior citizen food pantry, and we are thrilled to report that we raised over $2600 through the event this year! The event was

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Thank You Owego Post Office!

The Tioga County Open Door Mission would like to extend a huge thank you to the Owego Post Office for their overwhelming donation of food collected during their food drive for our food pantries. With the Tioga County Open Door Mission opening our third food pantry, a senior citizen pantry in Waverly, NY, this donation

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Are you giving all that you can?

The Lesson of the Widow’s Might, inspired by a very interesting piece of jewelry that was donated to the Owego Open Door Mission recently (pictured below, right), inspires us to think about what we are willing to sacrifice for those in need. The Lesson of the Widow’s Might (also known as Widow’s mite) can be found

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Simple But Powerful Ways To Help Your Community

Stop by and shop in our thrift stores! It is because of our wonderful customers that we are able to turn donations into funds that we use to support our food pantries, homeless shelter and outreach programs. At the Tioga County Open Door Mission we believe strongly in recycling and reusing items in creative new

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Fighting Hunger One Meal At A Time

Hunger Fact: 1 in 4 households with children in New York State report inability to afford enough food Hunger is a serious problem that effects people near and far, and the Tioga County Open Door Mission  feels passionately about addressing the concern of hunger in our community. Our food panty in Owego is the largest

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