This March, SNAP benefits will be reduced due to the federal government’s discontinuance of “Emergency Allotments” that began during the onset of the pandemic. | Frequently asked questionsLocal resources for Monroe County households

To help local SNAP recipients during this time, Foodlink added 5 Monroe County Pop-up Pantries to its March schedule.
At this time, pre-registration for all sites has reached capacity. 

Foodlink (3/17, Registration closed)   |   Public Market (3/22, Registration closed)   |   RCSD-Franklin (3/23, Registration closed)
Monroe County DHS (3/25, Registration closed)   |   RCSD-Jefferson (3/31, Registration closed)

Learn more about Summer Nutrition programs

Foodlink is a proud partner in the City of Rochester’s Summer Meals program! Visit the map below or the Summer Meals website for a listing of meal sites where kids 18 and younger can get a free, healthy meal. 

Foodlink’s “Mobile Meals” routes also will return. Check out our map for details on where we’re headed this year!

The newly launched Summer EBT program provides eligible families with $120 per child to help with grocery expenses during the summer months. 

Benefits will begin to be issued in July and continue through October. Visit the state’s website for details to determine if your family is automatically eligible or if you can apply.

Find Food

If you are in need of food assistance, please use the map below to find information about local food pantries, community meal programs and food distribution sites located throughout Foodlink’s 10-county service area. 

The schedule for Foodlink’s mobile market, the Curbside Market, also is available below. Please visit the Curbside Market page to learn more about where to shop for and purchase healthy food; and for weather-related updates or cancellations.

Food Locator

Click on a category below, or enter your address in the locator to get started.

Contact information for food pantries and community meal programs are provided in the map below. Residents in need of food assistance are encouraged to call ahead to learn about current hours of operation.

Residents also can contact 2-1-1 (or text 898-211) to learn about additional social-service resources in the area. |  >> 211’s website

Need help applying for SNAP or other nutrition assistance programs? Visit to connect with one of our region’s Nutrition Outreach & Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators. 

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Need Help with Food Assistance?

Foodlink recently received a grant through Feeding America to provide SNAP eligibility outreach throughout our service area. Please reach out to us at 585-413-5091 or if you are in need of assistance.

The public can also visit to connect with one of our region’s Nutrition Outreach & Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators. 

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How We Nourished Your Life

Have you been impacted by Foodlink’s mission to fight hunger and build healthier communities? We want to hear from you!

Your story, big or small, has the power to inspire others. Share how Foodlink’s support made a difference in your life. 

Tell us your story!

With your permission, we’d love to feature your experience on our social media platforms, website, or even in printed materials. This is a chance to raise awareness about food insecurity and the positive impact Foodlink has on countless lives in our community.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Describe the challenges you faced before connecting with Foodlink.
  • Explain how Foodlink’s services or programs made a difference.
  • Share how your life has improved thanks to Foodlink’s support.
  • Include a positive message about hope and the power of community

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Simply fill out the form and tell us your story. We’ll be in touch to discuss the details and get your consent to share your experience.

Please give us a brief sentence or two about how Foodlink has helped you and how it has made a difference in your life. Your story will inspire others and help us continue to provide vital services to those in need.

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