The Red Nose Day fund announced its latest cycle of grant recipients this month, which included a $10,000 award to Foodlink.
Foodlink has received steady support from Red Nose Day in recent years, primarily to help purchase much-needed supplies for the Foodlink Community Kitchen, which serves more than 1 million meals annually to at-risk children in Rochester.
This year, Red Nose Day raised sufficient funds to support member grants for 100 percent of the Feeding America network of member food banks, which means 200 food banks were awarded $10,000 each.
Last year’s grant award enabled Foodlink to purchase numerous supplies to help us continue to provide optimal service to our partner meal sites and the students they serve. Supplies included: pans, warming pellets, steamers, a hand truck, cutting boards and coolers. We also purchased milk that we inserted into “Blizzard Bags,” supplementary meals that sites could already have on site in case a weather emergency prevented our fleet from delivering meals.