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Milly’s Pantry Feeds Yates County Youths

28 Jan

Authenticity?  What is it?  Where is it? At Milly’s Pantry in Penn Yan, NY authenticity is in the building!

The second oldest building on Main St. houses the cafe.  As one steps inside a large room with high tin ceilings, one immediately is drawn to explore.  Coffee from Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters greets guests at the entry.  Handcrafted items from local artisans line the wall to the left, while a counter and tables welcome guests on the right.

Ran entirely by volunteers, this cafe and market fills the backpacks of 500 local youths with food each weekend.

Feeding others, supporting artists and creating a place for community to come together is the bread and butter of this nonprofit.

Great care has been taken to display quality artwork and goods in an inviting, orderly manner.  At Milly’s Pantry, the volunteers speak gently but their actions amplify their concern and care for local students.   Quiches, soups and desserts made by volunteers fuel this program, “So Children Won’t Go Hungry.”

If you have time for the short drive to Penn Yan, Milly’s Pantry is a charming destination that truly gives back to the local community.