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 […]

Anti-hunger advocates celebrate increased funding in NYS budget

Anti-hunger advocates in New York scored a victory in early April when the finalized state budget included a significant bump in funding for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP). The program lives within the Department of Health’s budget, and helps support food banks around the state — and thousands of food pantries — […]

Foodlink serves as a host site for RCSD’s Job Shadow Day

Foodlink hosted approximately a dozen RCSD seniors on Thursday, March 24, for Job Shadow Day — a day for Rochester students to gain insights and explore various career paths at organizations around Rochester. The initiative stems out of the RCSD’s Career and Technical Education department, which teaches specific career skills to students in high school […]

Foodlink awarded federal funding for cooler expansion project

Congressman Joe Morelle together with Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Monday the delivery of $750,000 for Foodlink to help cover the costs of a much-needed refrigerator expansion project. “The pandemic forced too many Monroe County residents into food insecurity, and as we continue to emerge from this crisis, we must ensure families […]