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Learn more about the Foodlink Community Café in downtown Rochester, and how it helps prepare culinary apprentices for their new careers, and serve a diverse customer base inside the Central Library (115 South Ave.). Video credit: WROC-TV Creative Services
“Food should taste good, and do good” … that’s the mantra of the Foodlink Community Café! Our nonprofit café helps train culinary apprentices for their new careers, and offers an amazingly delicious menu inside our downtown library location. Stop by soon! 115 South Ave. Rochester, NY — www.foodlinkcommunitycafe.org — Video credit: Partners + Napier
The Foodlink Member Services team and staff and volunteers from Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church in Warsaw, NY talk about how they collaborate to nourish rural communities throughout the region. Video credit: Oh!Davidson Creative
Administrators from East High and Greece Central Schools join Foodlink’s Joshua Wilcox to discuss the importance of school-based pantries in the Rochester area. Video credit: Oh!Davidson Creative.
On Oct. 6, 2021, seven members of the Foodlink Career Fellowship Class of 2021 celebrated graduation from the yearlong culinary training program. The event was hosted by The Commissary in downtown Rochester.
Foodlink hosted a media event on Sept. 17, 2021, to announce the expansion of the Curbside Market. With two Saturday stops added this past summer, the market became the first mobile WIC vendor in the nation. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other state and local officials helped celebrate the achievement on Hunger Action Day.
Chef Ashley Chung, the chef trainer for the Foodlink Career Fellowship, guides us through a 90-second tour of the Foodlink Community Kitchen. The Fellowship recruits individuals who have experienced barriers to sustainable employment for a yearlong training program and cook apprenticeship.
Participants in the Foodlink Career Fellowship, a yearlong culinary training program and state-registered cook apprenticeship, were able to continue their progress toward their career goals thanks to the generosity of Spectrum’s recent $5,000 donation for the purchase of new laptops.
COVID-19 forced two of Foodlink’s programs and initiatives, the Curbside Market and nutrition education, to pause due to safety concerns. Months later, both programs adapted to a new way of operating to safely and continue to build healthier communities. Video credit: Fish & Crown Creative.