New Monroe County poll shows local parents’ struggles with food insecurity

The Children’s Agenda, a Rochester-based advocacy group, recently announced that findings from its fourth poll of Rochester and Monroe County parents revealed widespread financial stress in the areas of food security and housing. Foodlink President & CEO Julia Tedesco joined Children’s Agenda CEO Larry Marx and other anti-poverty advocates for the announcement on Dec. 13 […]

Wegmans Check Out Hunger campaign raises $687K for Foodlink!

Greater Rochester-area shoppers showed up in a big way at Wegmans this fall, helping to raise $686,667 for the annual Check Out Hunger campaign to benefit Foodlink. Foodlink and Wegmans celebrated the 30th anniversary of this critical fundraiser, which supports Foodlink’s food-banking operations and many of its innovative programs and services. During six weeks this […]

Senator Schumer visits Foodlink; urges Congress to increase WIC funding

Standing at Foodlink, the regional food bank based in Rochester, NY, as families prepare for Thanksgiving, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today revealed how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which supports 21,000+ kids, moms, and babies in the Finger Lakes region, is in limbo. Schumer explained that […]

Foodlink joins anti-hunger advocates in calling on Congress to adequately support WIC

Thousands of young families could lose out on nutrition benefits if Congress fails to act soon. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has seen a recent uptick in enrollment, reversing a lengthy, downward trend. Historically, only about 50% of all eligible participants enrolled in and utilized the program that provides […]

Foodlink statement on the passing of Rosa Wims

Foodlink released the following statement on the recent passing of Rosa Wims:   Foodlink is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Rosa Wims, one of Rochester’s most well-respected and revered icons, known for her deep commitment to public health, service and love for her community. Rosa, who turned 100 last year, and Foodlink […]

2023 Foodlink Festival of Food Guide

The Foodlink Festival of Food is less than a week away! We’ll be posting a complete guide to the event in the coming days, so please check back with us soon. > Festival Guide > Vendor map > More info about Something Else, our featured band!

Ways to engage during Hunger Action Month

It is time to swap out those pink Barbie shirts for something orange because September is Hunger Action Month! During Hunger Action Month each year, Foodlink joins other anti-hunger organizations in support of the nationwide campaign with a mission to inspire people to take action against hunger. Spearheaded by the Feeding America network of food […]