White House hosts long-awaited conference on hunger

Anti-hunger advocates celebrated the long-awaited return of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health on Wednesday — the first such conference in more than 50 years. The previous conference that took place in 1969 saw major policy changes and legislation that directly impacted or launched federal nutrition progams, such as SNAP, WIC, school […]

Congressman Morelle and Foodlink mark the start of Hunger Action Month

Congressman Joe Morelle joined Foodlink officials on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to help mark the start of Hunger Action Month and the new school year by taking action to increase food accessibility, lower costs for families, and combat child hunger in Rochester. Morelle highlighted legislation he co-sponsors to provide free school meals to all children, regardless of […]

Hunger Action Month is here! What you need to know

September is Hunger Action Month — a nationwide campaign driven by Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks to inspire people to take action and raise awareness about food insecurity and its root causes in the United States. Foodlink encourages its supporters to get involved any way you can this month in an […]

NYHealth report analyzes connection between food insecurity, public health

A new report released Tuesday by the NYHealth Foundation analyzes food insecurity’s impact on public health, and provides policy recommendations in an effort to improve food security and health going forward. Among the key findings: Connections between food and health: 21% of food-insecure individuals delay or skip medical care, and 13% delay or do not […]

Join the next class of the Foodlink Career Fellowship!

The recuitment period for the Foodlink Career Fellowship — Foodlink’s unique culinary training program — is almost over, but there’s still time to nominate a future chef! The Fellowship is an intensive apprenticeship and anti-poverty program that allows participants to gain hands-on training within the Foodlink Community Kitchen and the Foodlink Community Cafe. The 12-month […]

Foodlink Career Fellowship Class of 2022 is largest graduating class ever!

The Foodlink Career Fellowship hosted its fourth graduation on Monday, honoring the Class of 2022’s nine Fellows who completed the year-long culinary apprenticeship. It was the largest class yet, following classes of 8, 5 and 7 in previous years. The event was held inside the Central Library downtown, across the hall from the Foodlink Community […]

Foodlink’s Festival of Food returns! Tickets on sale NOW

For the first time since 2019, the region’s best and biggest tasting event returns! Tickets are now on sale for the Festival of Food, Foodlink’s annual fundraiser at the Public Market. The event will be held on Sept. 12 after taking two years off due to the pandemic. Dozens of Rochester-area food and beverage vendors […]

Foodlink honors Wegmans’ Mary Ellen Burris, WDKX at return of The Get Together

The Get Together returned to Foodlink’s front lawn last week. The “annual” spring event launched in 2019, but was canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. It was a scaled back affair this year compared to the 300+ person gathering for the inaugural event. This time, about 150 friends and supporters — […]

Wegmans’ allergen-friendly food drive gets underway

Wegmans Food Markets and the Buffalo Bills are teaming up to help combat food insecurity in our communities for those with food allergies by donating allergen-friendly, gluten free, and lactose free items to FeedMore WNY and Foodlink. Starting May 9 through May 21, customers at Rochester and Buffalo area stores will have the opportunity to purchase […]