COVID-19 UPDATE (3/31):
Foodlink is suspending all Curbside Market activities through May 1.
Foodlink is working diligently to continue serving our community, as well as prevent the community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our region. Our goal has been, and will remain, to prioritize the safety of our staff, partners, and clients by enacting serious risk-reduction measures, while positioning ourselves to ensure continued service to this community.
We will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, and will reassess our schedule later this month – and provide further updates to our community partners in the coming weeks. We did not make this decision without thoughtful consideration of our partners and those whom we serve. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The map below reflects sites throughout the City of Rochester that provide school-age meals for kids while schools are closed. Foodlink and the Rochester City School District are preparing meals daily to meet this need.
Those seeking food assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to learn about resources throughout our 10-county region.
About the market
“We build health and community with underserved individuals by increasing access to fresh, quality, and affordable food.”
The Curbside Market is a mobile farmers market that links low-income communities in the Rochester area with fresh, affordable, and local produce. Our fleet of Curbside Market vehicles visits dozens of sites per week, including: affordable housing facilities, senior centers, health clinics, and community centers. Last year, the market recorded more than 40,000 customer visits and sold more than $275,000 in produce!
The market accepts cash, debit, SNAP and various WIC checks. Customers who use their SNAP benefits can get twice the value through the Double Up Food Bucks program. | Learn more about how the DUFB program operates in New York State via the Field & Fork Network
The program has grown tremendously since its inception in the summer of 2013, and now operates year-round, regularly reaches 6 of the 10 counties in our service area, and helps thousands of people eat healthier and stretch their grocery budgets.
Requests / Questions
- If you’re interested in hosting the Curbside Market at your organization, neighborhood, or town on a regular basis — or would like to request Curbside for a special event, please fill out this form.
- For all other inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Flo Clemmons at (585) 413-4055.
In 2018, Foodlink launched its Curbside Ambassadors program, designed to empower residents with strong ties to their neighborhood to help their community access fresh, affordable, and convenient produce through the Curbside Market.
Ambassadors attend training events, canvass their neighborhood to promote the market, help facilitate nutrition education demonstrations, conduct surveys and assist new customers who are shopping for the first time.
The first four Curbside Ambassadors joined the team in November of 2018, and seven others started in May of 2019. Thank you to all who have helped spread the word about the Curbside Market’s fresh, affordable and convenient food!