News & Events
Events & Fundraisers
Our dedicated staff, with the help of loyal volunteers, host events throughout the year. Each event is unique and engaging – thank you to all who participate!
Hosting an Event/Fundraiser
If you are interested in hosting an event or fundraiser on behalf of Food please submit an Event Proposal by email or fax (both can be found on the application)
Please contact Event Manager, Terra Keller at (585)328.3380 x131
Saturday, June 22nd: Rochester Mobile Food Rally
11am-2pm, Genesee Regional Market, Jefferson Rd., Henrietta
Come check out your favorite mobile food vendors and help fight hunger relief at the same time. 10% of all sales will go to benefit Foodlink. Innovative Kitchen Supply is also donating 10% of its sales to Foodlink as well. These Mobile Food Rallies will be taking place throughout the summer. To learn more, click here.
Monday, September 16th: Festival of Food
6-9pm, Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union Street, Rochester
Festival of Food is the largest independent tasting event in Upstate New York. More than 100 local restaurants, breweries, wineries, caterers, speciality food purveyors, bakeries and farms will offer up delicious food and drink. Guests will sample the best in the region. Proceeds benefit Foodlink and our mission to provide hunger relief. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.
City Dining Cards
City dining Cards are a deck of 52 cards with $10 discounts to all locally owned Rochester restaurants and bars. A deck costs $20 dollars and there is over $500 dollars in savings. If you were to only use 2 cards, you would break even! The best part? 5% of every purchase goes to Foodlink! If you purchase the cards using promo-code: Foodlinkny , Foodlink receives 55% of your purchase. Dine local and fight hunger!
For lists of participating restaurants and to purchase the cards click here. Cards can also be purchased directly at Foodlink. Call Terra Keller, Event Manager at (585)328.3380 x131.
Red Tail Ridge Winery: Good Karma
Red Tail Ridge Winery is proud to support Foodlink doing what they do best, making wine. 10% of the profits from their Good Karma wine goes to Foodlink. For more information on the wine, the winery and where to purchase Good Karma click here.
Savings for a Cause
Festival of Food
Foodlink will host the 10th annual Festival of Food on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 6 to 9pm, at the Rochester Public Market. The Festival of Food features over 100 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries and farms sampling the best food and drink in the region. About 1,400 are expected to attend. All proceeds benefit Foodlink.
Cost of Admission
Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. The ticket price includes all food and drink for the night. Tickets will be available beginning in July at Foodlink, the Rochester Public Market, Wegmans ticket counters, and at www.foodlinkny.org
Foodlink is still looking for participating vendors. There is NO vendor registration fee- your participation is all we ask. Applications are due August 16th. For more information, click here.
Tote Bag Sponsor:
Friends of the Festival:
In Kind Sponsors:
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Every year generous members of our community support Foodlink through a variety of fundraising campaigns. Fundraising campaigns raise funds, awareness, and longtime friends for Foodlink.
Check Out Hunger
Check Out Hunger is a point of sale campaign at local partnering grocers. Coupons for $2, $3, and $5 are placed at all registers. Every time you are grocery shopping, say ‘YES’ when your cashier asks if you would like to Check Out Hunger! The money raised from this campaign directly supports programs that help provide hunger relief, eliminate the root causes of hunger, improve health and promote economic development.
Participating Retailers January 20, 2013 – February 16th:
Abundance Cooperative Market
Big M-Clifton Springs
Breen’s Market- Palmyra
Brick N Motor
Dark Horse Coffee
Fett Svin BBQ
Lori’s Natural Foods
Perry Food Market
Wade’s Market Center
West’s Shurfine -Honeoye
West’s Shurfine- Livonia
Thank you for supporting Foodlink!
Turkey Drive 2012
Thank you to everyone in the community that supported our first annual Turkey Drive. With your help we raised $28,464.
Check out our thank you video on youtube.
- Map the Meal Gap Study
- Finger Lakes Wineries Donate More than $15,000 to Area Food Banks
- United Way Day of Caring 2013
- Egg Farmers Donate to Foodlink
- Amerks Food Drive to Benefit Foodlink
- Concert to Benefit Foodlink
- Hofmann and Wegmans Team Up for Foodlink
- Turkey Drive 2012
- Winning Vendors at Festival of Food
- Foodlink Hosts 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
- September: Hunger Action Month
- Festival of Food Announcement
- Four Stars for Foodlink from Charity Navigator
- BullyHill Food Bank Promotion
- CitizensBank Support Summer Feeding Program