Scroll down for information on our ongoing collection of personal care items for the Silver Creek Food Pantry, collection of returnable cans/bottles, and recycling computer ink cartridges.

Share the Plate

Each month we Share the Plate with an organization that aligns with UU principles. 100% of the non-pledge money received on the designated “Share the Plate” Sunday, is given to the chosen agency. Please make your check payable to UUCNC, with “Share the Plate” on the memo line. Of course, your cash contribution is also welcome. Or make a donation at any time through our secure PayPal account linked below. All Share the Plate gifts received throughout the month will be combined and a single UUCNC check sent to the recipient organization.

Starting in September, Share the Plate donations will be accepted at

These are the 2023-24 recipient organizations:

On Share the Plate Sunday, we give the entire offering, less any gifts marked for pledges, to the recipient organization. The first Share the Plate Sunday is September 10. After that, we will Share the Plate on the first Sunday of each month, October through June.

Watch for additional 2023-24 recipient organizations to be posted above.

New: Groceries for CCRM Food Pantry

In 2023-24, UUCNC will respond to increased need at the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (CCRM) in Dunkirk by placing a collection basket for groceries for their Food Pantry alongside the basket for the Silver Creek Food Pantry (details below).

Due to reduced 2023-24 grant funding, CCRM particularly requests these items for their Food Pantry:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Canned meats
  • Cereal and breakfast bars
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Soups
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Paper or plastic bags

Watch for a special collection, October 1 – November 12, to supply foods for CCRM Thanksgiving baskets for our neighbors in need. CCRM will provide a “wish list” of foods for the Thanksgiving baskets.

Personal care items for Silver Creek Food Pantry

UUCNC is again collecting personal care items for distribution at the Silver Creek Food Pantry in 2023-24. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) does not provide the self-care items that we all need. Some people come to the food pantry asking for items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine hygiene supplies and baby supplies.

We gratefully accept any personal care items as well as laundry detergent, which is in great demand. Deliver items on any Sunday morning. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need.

Bottles, cans flattened

Please donate your deposit cans and bottles!

Cash for Cans at 9504 NY-60, Fredonia, NY (on Route 60 just north of Route 83, large garage with a bright green roof, on the left coming from Route 20) continues to keep a tab for this ongoing fundraiser. Just drop off your deposit cans and bottles and tell them it’s for the UU Youth.

Please sort returnable plastic, glass, and cans into separate bags/cartons.

Call ahead to check when Cash for Cans will be open: 716 672-2274

Recycle ink cartridges

The Social Action Committee is collecting spent ink cartridges for recycling.

Please save ink cartridges until they can be delivered to our meetinghouse at 222 Temple St., Fredonia. Thank you.