We want to send a special thank you to the employees at Van Bortel Subaru of Rochester who spent a recent afternoon with us volunteering at one of our Foodlink food distributions.
To date, Foodlink has organized more than 600 drive-thru food distributions to help alleviate the rist in food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. About 40 of those distributions have been held — almost on a weekly basis — in our parking lot in Rochester.
Although the pandemic has forced us to abandon “group” volunteer experiences for much of the past year, we were pleased to finally open up that opportunity and Van Bortel Subaru was among the first groups we called. They were on our short list of partners to call because of the amazing partnership formed between Subaru and Feeding America food banks this past year.
Subaru mobilized quickly to send a group of volunteers to our facility to help distribute food into people’s vehicles on a beautiful spring day. We can’t thank them enough for their support, and their willingness to see first-hand, how big of an impact that the Subaru Loves to Help campaign has had on communities nationwide.