Where to find Foodlink’s Emergency Food Supply Boxes

Foodlink has scaled up its food banking operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to meet the rising need in our communities. In doing so, we have had to pivot away from some of our traditional distribution models in order to mitigate further spread of the Coronavirus.

One of the focus areas of our hunger-relief efforts has been the safe distribution of Emergency Food Supply Boxes.

Foodlink is preparing tens of thousands of these boxes — ranging in size, weight and contents — and distributing them through new distribution channels and community partners throughout the region. In addition, boxes of perishable goods (produce, dairy, meat) are provided through the Nourish NY initiative, and the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

SCHEDULE

All Monroe County sites require registration through 2-1-1 (one site registration per call). Other sites that do not list registration info operate on a first-come, first-served basis. In some of those cases, start times are given, and the event ends when supplies run out.

OCTOBER

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

Allegany County
Cuba Fireman’s Park, 100 Center St., Cuba 14727 (3:30PM – 5PM)

Ontario County
Wellspring, 22 Teft Ave., Clifton Springs 14432 (5:30PM – 7:30PM)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Seneca County
Seneca House of Concern, 95 Ovid St., Seneca Falls 13148 (1PM – 3PM)

Wayne County
Fairville Fire Department, 2963 Fairville Maple Ridge Road, Fairville 14513 (NOON – 2PM)
To register, please call 315-359-8024

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

Monroe County
Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union St, Rochester, 14609 (2PM – 4PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Livingston County
Mt. Morris Central School District, 30 Bonadonna Ave., Mr. Morris 14510 (4PM)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

Monroe County
Gates Town Hall, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates, 14624 (3PM – 5PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Wyoming County
United Methodist Church, 212 East Main St., Arcade 14009 (10AM – NOON)

Yates County
Town of Starkey Highway Dept. Barn, 656 Dundee-Glenora Road, Dundee 14837 (2PM – 4PM)
Register online HERE or call Yates OFA at: 315-536-5515 or Yates DSS at: 315-536-5183

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

Monroe County
Foodlink, 1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester 14615 (3PM – 5PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Orleans County
Ridgeway Fire Department, 11392 Ridge Road, Medina 14103 (9:30AM)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

Monroe County
Greece-Arcadia Middle School, 130 Island Cottage Road, Rochester, 14612 (NOON – 2PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26

Allegany County
Allegany County Fairgrounds, 15 North St., Angelica 14709 (3:30PM – 5PM)

Ontario County
Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter Road, Geneva, 14456 (11AM)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Seneca County
South Seneca High School, 7263 Main St., Ovid 14521 (4PM)

Wayne County
Wayne County Fairgrounds, W. Jackson Street (the entire street), Palmyra, 14522 (NOON – 2PM)
To register, please call 315-359-8024

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Monroe County
Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union St, Rochester, 14609 (2PM – 4PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Livingston County
Avon Driving Park, 350 Spring St., Avon, 14414 (10AM)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

Monroe County
Henrietta Department of Henrietta, 605 Calkins Road, Henrietta 14623 (10AM – NOON)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Wyoming County
Attica Food Pantry, 29 Walnut St., Attica 14011 (10AM – NOON)

Yates County
Finger Lakes Produce Auction, 3691 Route 14A, Penn Yan 14527 (11AM)
Register online HERE or call Yates OFA at: 315-536-5515 or Yates DSS at: 315-536-5183

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Monroe County
Foodlink, 1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester 14615 (3PM – 5PM)
To register call 2-1-1, or text 898-211

Orleans County
Albion Main Street Store, 131 South Main St., Albion 14411 (9:30AM – 11:30AM)

FAQs for our EFSB distribution

What’s in the boxes?

Residents can expect a mix of produce, dairy and meat products within the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. Foodlink and our community partners strive to offer additional food items when supplies allow.

Social distancing

All distributions will take place in large, open spaces (e.g. parking lots) where there is room for multiple cars. All staff and volunteers will maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times. Clients are asked to stay in their cars, with the windows up, at all times.

No-contact model

Clients are asked to stay in their vehicle, with the windows up, at all times. The staff or volunteers at the sites will have no contact with all clients. We will use a drive-through model. This means that after you check in, you will drive through the lane with your trunk open. A staff person or volunteer at the site will place the box in the trunk of your car, close your trunk, and tap lightly on your car to let you know that it is safe to drive away.

Check-in process

You can come to the distribution site at any time during the set distribution schedule, By pre-registering, you ensure that you will get a box, which means that you do not need to come early or be given a set time window for pick up. When you pull up to the distribution site, you will be asked to stay in your vehicle with the windows up. A staff person or volunteer will assist you with check in by asking you to show your ID with your name and the address that you used to pre-register, behind your closed window. If you do not have an ID then a bill/statement with name and address is acceptable. The staff person or volunteer will check that you are on their list for pre-registration, ask you to open the trunk of your car, and then direct you toward a distribution lane.

What To Bring

Please bring your ID (or other documentation with name and address, if you do not have an ID) with your name and the address that you used to pre-register for the distribution site. Please make sure to clean out the trunk of your car so that distribution staff and volunteers place your box inside quickly and safely.

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