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MOBILE FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM
What is the Mobile Food Pantry?


The Mobile Food Pantry is a converted beverage truck used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery products directly to distribution sites where people need food.
When the truck arrives at a site, volunteers place the food on tables surrounding the truck. The clients are then able to "shop", choosing items that they need.


Why a Mobile Food Pantry?


Because each day, many of our neighbors in the Southern Tier do not know where their next meal will come from. The area served by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier spans six counties and nearly 4.000 square miles. Despite serving over 160 hunger-relief member agencies, there remain areas with high levels of need. Even in areas where agencies provide assistance, clients may not always have access to food because agencies are only open certain hours or days per week. In outlying areas, many people do not have cars and there is no public transportation.
Itís nearly impossible for them to get to a pantry miles away. They are also not able to incorporate enough fruits and vegetables into their diet because of accessibility and cost.

With the Mobile Food Pantry, we can bring healthy food directly to hungry people in need!

With the support of the Weeks Family - Wendell, Kim, Olivia & Porter, the Seneca Beverage Corporation, and NYS Department of Health, two 35-foot trucks are on the road so that more people will have access to fresh produce, nutrition resources, and social service information, while helping the Food Bank maximize food quality and eliminate food waste.

 

Each truck can transport up to 15,000 pounds of food. A typical mobile pantry visit lasts two hours and provides 200 to 250 families with nutritious food to help them make their ends meet. The Food Bank partners with local sponsor organizations, who provide volunteers to bring the Mobile Food Pantry to a pre-designated site. By sponsoring a mobile pantry distribution, an organization, church or business can directly help their neighbors in need.

In 2014, the Mobile Food Pantry trucks distributed 3,429,894 pounds of food, including 722,062 pounds of produce, at 611 distributions.


For more information contact:
Jennifer Edger, Community Programs Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4037 or email
 



Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry Distributions

Free food is available to those who need it. Food distributions will take place rain or shine.
Please bring your own bags and boxes to carry your items.

May 2015

May 27, 2015, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams

 

May 27, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

 

May 28, 2015, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

May 28, 2015, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

May 29, 2015, Friday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

May 29, 2015, Friday, Reynoldsville, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, State Route 227, Reynoldsville

 

May 30, 2015, Saturday, Pine City 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Pennsylvania Avenue UMC, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City

June 2015

June 1, 2015, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

 

June 1, 2015, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

June 2, 2015, Tuesday, Van Etten 10:00-11:00 AM

Community Fire & Rescue, 321 State Route 224, Van Etten

 

June 2, Tuesday, Groton 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

June 3, 2015, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

 

June 3, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

First Ward Binghamton Boys & Girls Club, 90 Clinton Street, Binghamton

 

June 4, 2015, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

June 4, 2015, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

 

June 5, 2015, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

June 5, 2015, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

June 6, 2015, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

June 8, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

 

June 9, 2015, Tuesday, Enfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

June 9, 2015, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 61 West Main Street, Canisteo

 

June 10, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca

 

June 10, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

June 11, 2015 Thursday, Port Crane 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane

 

June 11, 2015, Thursday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Old Big Lots parking lot, 435 State Street, Binghamton

 

June 12, 2015, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell


June 13, 2015
, Saturday, Elmira 11:00 AM-11:00 AM

Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira

 

June 15, 2015, Monday, Fenton, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM

Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

 

June 16, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Town of Deposit Volunteer Fire Department, 74 2nd Street, Deposit

 

June 16, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

June 17, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

 

June 17, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

June 18, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

June 18, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

June 18, 2015, Thursday, Freeville  5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road, Freeville

 

June 19, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn, 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

June 19, 2015, Friday, Maine 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine

 

June 19, 2015, Friday, Elmira 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Family Services, 310 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira

 

June 22, 2015, Monday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

June 22, 2015, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

June 23, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 State Route 414, Hector

 

June 23, 2015, Tuesday,  Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

June 23, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

June 24, 2015, Wednesday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams

 

June 24, 2015, Wednesday, Caroline 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale

 

June 25, 2015, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

June 25, 2015, Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

June 25, 2015, Thursday, Endicott 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Mother Teresa's Cupboard, 1401 Broad Street, Endicott

 

June 26, 2015, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

June 26, 2015, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

 

July Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 

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