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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.
It’s 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, Director of Community Programs
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.

April 2016


April 28, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

April 28, 2016 Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

April 30, 2016, Saturday, Pine City 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Pennsylvania Avenue UMC, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City



May 2016


May 2, 2016, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

 

May 2, 2016, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

May 3, 2016, Tuesday, Endicott 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Mother Teresa’s Cupboard, 1401 Broad St., Endicott


May 3, 2016, Tuesday, Groton 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

May 3, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

 

May 4, 2016, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

 

May 4, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

May 5, 2016, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

May 5, 2016, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

 

May 5, 2016, Thursday, Van Etten 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

 

May 6, 2016, Friday, Whitney Point 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

St Patrick’s Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

May 6, 2016, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

May 7, 2016, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

May 9, 2016, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

 

May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton

 

May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 61, West Main Street, Canisteo

 

May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Golden Glow, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Golden Glow Fire Department, 214 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City

 

May 11, 2016, Wednesday, Wayland 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

May 11, 2016, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca

 

May 12, 2016, Thursday, Chenango Forks, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Chenango Forks VFD, 2640 Route 12, Chenango Forks

 

May 12, 2016, Thursday, Enfield 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

May 13, 2016, Friday, Caroline 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale

 

May 13, 2016, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

 

May 14, 2016, Saturday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 162 Hawley Street Binghamton

 

May 16, 2016, Monday, Newark Valley 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St John the Evangelist Church, 28 Rock Street, Newark Valley

 

May 17, 2016, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

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

 

May 17, 2016, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

May 18, 2016, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

 

May 18, 2016, Wednesday, Waverly 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

May 19, 2016, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrick’s Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

May 19, 2016, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

May 19, 2016, Thursday, Freeville 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Rd., Freeville

 

May 20, 2016, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maine Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

 

May 20, 2016, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

May 20, 2016, Friday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York Route 414, Hector

 

May 21, 2016, Saturday, Ithaca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca

 

May 23, 2016, Monday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols

 

May 23, 2016, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

May 24, 2016, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

May 24, 2016, Tuesday, Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 360 Conklin Ave., Binghamton

 

May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

 

May 26, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

May 26, 2016 Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

May 27, 2016, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

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