CGNF, founded in 1982, is committed to providing assistance to those in our community when in need or emergencies arise. With limited funds, all derived from donations or fund raisers, dedicated volunteers and committee members become a conduit to administer aid in a modest and respectful, while encouraging and supportive manner. In this endeavor they hope to promote responsible caring citizens in our community on both the giving and receiving ends and stability for children, families and individuals; thus promoting “Good Neighbors”.
The Good Neighbor Fund was developed by Carol Drader and Louise Carpenter, who were committed to providing assistance to community members when in need or when emergencies arise.
In this endeavor they hope to promote responsible, caring citizens in our community, thus promoting "Good Neighbors."
With funds derived from donations and fundraisers, dedicated volunteers and committee members become a conduit to administer assistance to Newfield families.
Donating is easier than ever!
*Please send mail to PO Box 311, Newfield NY 14867 . Checks may be payable to Community Good Neighbor Fund
*In person at the Newfield Town Hall 166 Main Street, Newfield NY 14867
*PayPal using the DONATE button below. We thank you for your generosity!
School And Community Based Activities
Health and Safety Needs
CGNF Committee (Names with
* are Request Committee Members)
*Mary Beth Gehring-Smith
Rev. Jerri Judd
The Newfield Kitchen Cupboard (pantry) was started as a part of the original CGNF mission to help families experiencing food scarcity. It's changed a bit over the years, but has continued to provide nutritious and delicious products to the community!
It operates entirely by volunteers, from ordering food, picking up donations, unloading food, serving to set up and at distribution of food, as well as the writing of grants and monthly paperwork.
An average of 150 families are welcomed and receive food every month. We strive to meet special needs of individuals when we are aware of them.
The pantry largest support is derived from Federal and State grants, but also receives funds from the CGNF when grant funds are depleted. We are extremely fortunate to have a very generous community which supports the pantry through school events, such as the High School Honor Society food drive and the Art Club with 'Empty Bowl' evening.
New food distribution guideline for Newfield Residents during Covid19:
Due to the increase (second wave) of Covid19 cases we are seeing in our area and the nation, the Newfield food pantry will no longer be making home deliveries of food. We need to do this for the safety of our volunteers, the majority who are senior citizens themselves and limit contact/exposure for all concerned according to the new CDC guidelines update of Sept 2020.
It's daylight savings time and that means it's time to return to our regular pantry hours!
Starting on April 7, 2021 we will be distributing food every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6-7pm only at our pantry location at the Newfield Methodist Church on Main Street.
Each client will receive a " shopping list" of what we have available that day to choose from. Completed shopping list will be collected by a masked/gloved volunteer who then gives the order to the masked/gloved volunteers within the church hall to fill. All food boxes/bags orders will then be loaded directly into the trunk of each client’s vehicle.
Clients must remain in their vehicle at all times, in order to maintain social distance throughout the process This loading into the car procedure is now the standard throughout food sites in our country.
This is a very challenging and difficult time for everyone but together we shall continue to help everyone in our Newfield community in a safe way for all.
Director, Newfield Food Cupboard
And the Pantry Advisory Committee
PO Box 311, Newfield NY 14867