Curbside Market expands to become nation’s first mobile WIC vendor

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.

Foodlink Career Fellowship recruiting for Class of 2022

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.

Foodlink’s response to the COVID crisis

Foodlink President & CEO Julia Tedesco, along with community partners in Rochester and Geneva, discuss the organization’s initial response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, and how the pandemic impacted food insecurity throughout the region. Video credit: Oh!Davidson Creative

Curbside Market partners with PHA for Fresh Picks program

The Partnership for a Healthier America selected Rochester as the second city nationally to access the COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund. In deploy this innovative program, Foodlink’s Curbside Market launched the “Fresh Picks” program to deliver pre-packed boxes of produce and nutrition resources to select sites and customers. Foodlink celebrated the program Oct. 15, 2020 at […]

Foodlink, Excellus BCBS announce Fresh Account partnership

The Fresh Account program is a collaboration between Foodlink’s Curbside Market and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. As part of the pilot project, Excellus BCBS members with the greatest risk of food insecurity and health care needs receive a monthly $30 voucher for six months to use at the market, in an effort to add more fruits […]

Foodlink and RTS partner up for Summer Meals

In an effort to provide greater access to healthy meals for Rochester children, Foodlink and the Regional Transit Service (RTS) formed a partnership during the 2020 Summer Meals campaign. RTS buses picked up coolers full of meals each morning and circled five Rochester neighborhoods each day to pass out free meals to kids in July […]

NYS awards Foodlink nearly $1M in workforce development funding

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and several elected officials visited Foodlink Feb. 24 to announce major funding from the state’s Workforce Development Initiative. Foodlink will receive nearly $1 million to help sustain and expand its Foodlink Career Fellowship — a culinary training program that prepares individuals with barriers to employment for middle-skills careers in the regional […]