Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

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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.

Click here to download a Mobile Food Pantry Program fact sheet.

In 2013, the Mobile Food Pantry trucks distributed 3,407,819 pounds of food, including 856,794 pounds of produce, at 655 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.

November


November 21, 2014, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Donnelly Elementary, 1168 Conklin Road, Conklin
Note: Change in location for this distribution!
Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin, NY

 

November 21, 2014, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

November 22, 2014, Saturday, Pine City 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Pennsylvania Avenue UMC, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City

 

November 24, 2014, Monday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols


November 24, 2014, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

November 24, 2014, Monday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

November 25, 2014, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector


November 25, 2014, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

November 25, 2014, Tuesday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

November 26, 2014, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

November 26, 2014, Wednesday, Chemung 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Town of Chemung Annex Building, 270 Wyncoop Creek Road, Chemung


November 26, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

 

The Food Bank will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving

  

December


December 1, 2014, Monday, Woodhull 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

December 2, 2014, Tuesday, Groton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

December 2, 2014, Tuesday, Watkins Glen 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Watkins Glen Community Center, Boat Launch Road, Watkins Glen

 

December 3, 2014, Wednesday, Addison 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Addison Baptist Church, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison

 

December 3, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

December 4, 2014, Thursday, Richford 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

December 4, 2014, Thursday, Windsor 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor


December 5, 2014, Friday, Arkport 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Arkport Fire Department, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport

 

December 5, 2014, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

December 5, 2014, Friday, Fenton, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

 

December 6, 2014, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

December 8, 2014, Monday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams

 

December 8, 2014, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing

 

December 9, 2014, Tuesday, Van Etten 10:00-11:00 AM

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

 

December 9, 2014, Tuesday, Enfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

December 10, 2014, Wednesday, Avoca 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca

 

December 10, 2014, Wednesday, Wayland 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

December 11, 2014, Thursday, Tyrone 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tyrone VFD, State Rte 226, Tyrone

 

December 12, 2014, Friday, Millport 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

December 12, 2014, Friday, Campbell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

 

December 13, 2014, Saturday, Jasper 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, 3769 State Route 417, Jasper


More December Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 


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