Welcome to our new SOOP interns!

SOOP interns learn knife skills in their first Cooking Matters course July 13 at Foodlink.


There’s an uptick in foot traffic at Foodlink these days. 

On Monday, we welcomed the addition of 20 new Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) teens, who will be working with us throughout the summer. The City of Rochester program is designed to give employment and training opportunities to youth. Foodlink serves as a host site each year. 

These “Community Food Interns” came to Foodlink through a more competitive placement process than usual, and will help us with our various programs in July and August. They will assist our Curbside Market drivers, work in the distribution center, take a Cooking Matters course — all in the name in helping Foodlink build a healthier community. 

Welcome to Foodlink!

On their first day, SOOP interns learn about how to work at the Curbside Market, with Ray Mahar, one of our drivers.

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