In response to SNAP reductions, Foodlink partners with local sites to add 5 Pop-up Pantries to its March schedule

Supplemental Emergency Allotments (EA) of SNAP benefits, which have been issued since April 2020 to support households during the COVID pandemic, have been eliminated this month due to the passage of new federal
legislation. This impact is felt by more than 62,000 households in Monroe County.

In response, Foodlink has partnered with Monroe County, the Rochester Public Market, and the Rochester City School District to offer five emergency food distributions later this month.

Monroe County SNAP recipients can pre-register for one of the five emergency box distributions starting Tuesday, March 7. Those looking to register can do so by visiting or by calling (585) 471-7340.

Registrations for this series of drive-thru distributions are on a first come, first served basis. Each distribution site will serve 300 households. In case of inclement weather, cancellation information will be posted on

“We’d like to thank Monroe County, the City of Rochester Public Market and the Rochester City School District for partnering with us for these additional distributions,” said Julia Tedesco, President & CEO of Foodlink. “We know that no amount of charitable food can offset the financial impact of these cuts to SNAP, so we are also encouraging everyone to visit to learn more about local resources during this challenging time.”


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