Milly’s Pantry fosters equal opportunity for success, self-sufficiency, and confidence for all Yates County children by providing nourishment and academic support. As Milly Bloomquist did, we believe in the inherent value and limitless potential of every child.
A strong and vibrant community where children have the support, resources, and opportunities they need to achieve the life they want.
Bags of food distributed since 2008
School bags with supplies distributed since 2010
Years of service to children in Yates County
Weekend Back Pack Program
The program allows weekend food to be available for children in need.
School Supplies Program
The program goal is to assure that each child is prepared for a successful school year by being provided teacher-requested school supplies.
Milly’s Market & Café
The market offers sales of local artisan products, espresso drinks, light lunches, and desserts. Featuring free WiFi, the café is a comfortable gathering place for local residents and tourists.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you provide services to?
Children up to 18 years of age residing in Yates County.
What services do you provide?
Weekend food once a week to registered youth through Weekend Back Pack Program. Teacher requested school supplies for K-12 through School Supplies Program. Summer meals through Summer Food Program.
How can I help?
We value and encourage volunteering with our programming or Main Street business, Milly’s Market & Café. We also accept monetary donations by mail or drop off to Milly’s Market & Café.
Who is Milly?
The most recent program, known as the Weekend Back Pack Program – purchases, packs and distributes food to children for consumption on weekends spent away from school lunch programs, where otherwise hunger would prevail.
For her unceasing lifetime of work in making life a bit easier for the children of Yates County, Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist has been awarded “THE PRESIDENTIAL CITIZENS MEDAL” by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony in October of 2011.
What kind of items do you sell in your store?
We also provide our own from scratch light lunch menu items, old-fashion homemade sodas, milkshakes, and a coffee bar beverages.
Every $3 purchase helps provide food for a single child for a weekend.