Curbside Market celebrates 10 years of service

ROCHESTER – Foodlink’s Curbside Market, a mobile market that provides fresh, affordable, and convenient access to healthy foods, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week.   The Rochester-based food bank held a celebration at its headquarters Friday afternoon on Mt. Read Boulevard, bringing together Foodlink staff, volunteers, community partners, customers, and elected officials to mark the […]

Splash Car Wash supports Foodlink with food and funds collection!

Splash Car Wash recently partnered with Foodlink while celebrating the grand (re)opening of their Brockport and Spencerport locations. In early May, Splash offered free car washes to customers who made a donation to Foodlink. Both locations raised a combined total of more than $8,000 and collected 228 pounds of food. That is the equivalent of […]

Foodlink begins annual partnership with Rochester’s Summer Meals program

It’s time for summer, when Rochester children will be busy with sports and activities, summer classes, camps or just spending time at their neighborhood R-Center. The challenge for thousands of local families, however, is ensuring their children have convenient access to nutritious meals. “With the conclusion of the school year, many children face a gap […]

Foodlink’s JSY nutrition education classes for July

Foodlink’s community health education offerings include the popular “Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables” recipe demonstrations every Thursday at the City of Rochester Public Market, as well as stops at various sites around the city. Below is a listing of where we’ll will be this July!   City of Rochester Public Market (280 N. […]

Foodlink joins anti-hunger advocates across the country for annual conference

Foodlink’s Advocacy & Government Relations Specialist, Dominique Richardson, joined thousands of food advocates from across the country for the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington DC earlier this month. The three-day conference, co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding America, focused on anti-hunger and anti-poverty initiatives from federal to local governments […]

Read Whitley Hasty’s testimony at a Senate hearing on SNAP and nutrition

The following written testimony was submitted by Whitley Hasty to the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics and Research on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.  Hasty was invited by Sen. John Fetterman (PA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) to share her personal experience with SNAP, and how it positively impacted her life […]

Citing recent 30% rise in need, Foodlink speaks out against HPNAP cuts

Foodlink’s advocacy committee last week submitted the following written testimony to the New York State Legislature at the 2023 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing for the Department of Health: SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Gov. Hochul to fully fund anti-hunger programs *** Foodlink welcomes the opportunity to deliver written testimony in support of the Hunger Prevention and […]

Foodlink submits public comment on proposed changes to WIC

On Feb. 21, Foodlink submitted a public comment during the federal government’s rulemaking process concerning revisions made to the food packages for the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) federal nutrition program. The proposed rule aims to promote food security and food equity, while allowing greater flexibility that accommodate participants’ dietary needs and cultural food preferences. […]

Highlights from Foodlink’s ‘Nourishing Lives’ special

Foodlink held its annual “Nourishing Lives” fundraising special on Feb. 15, in partnership with presenting sponsor Wegmans and News 8 WROC-TV. The televised fundraiser helps shine a light on Foodlink’s current operations, including a behind-the-scenes look at the many programs and services we offer beyond our role as the regional food bank. Below, check out […]

SNAP ‘Emergency Allotments’ expiring, reducing benefits for thousands locally

Supplemental Emergency Allotments (EA) of SNAP benefits, which have been issued since April 2020 to help households during the COVID pandemic, will be eliminated after February due to the passage of new federal legislation.   Starting in March, SNAP recipients will get only one allocation per month – their normal benefit. The elimination of supplemental benefits […]