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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.

April 2015

April 27, 2015, Monday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

April 27, 2015, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday,  Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

April 29, 2015, Wednesday, Apalachin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

St. Margaret Mary, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin

 

April 30, 2015, Thursday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin



May 2015

May 1, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

May 1, 2015, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

May 2, 2015, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

May 4, 2015, Monday, Woodhull 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

May 4, 2015, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

 

May 4, 2015, Monday, Trumansburg 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Trumansburg United Methodist Church, 80 East Main Street, Trumansburg

 

May 5, 2015, Tuesday, Chenango Forks, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Chenango Forks Volunteer Fire Department, 2640 Route 12, Chenango Forks

 

May 5, 2015, Tuesday, Groton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

May 6, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

May 6, 2015, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

 

May 7, 2015, Thursday, Richford 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

May 7, 2015, Thursday, Windsor 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

 

May 8, 2015, Friday, Campbell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

 

May 11, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing

 

May 12, 2015, Tuesday, Enfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

May 12, 2015, Tuesday, Canisteo 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

American Legion 61, West Main Street, Canisteo

 

May 13, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

May 13, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road

 

May 14, 2015, Friday, Millport 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

May 14, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

 

May 18, 2015, Monday, Newark Valley 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

28 Rock Street, Newark Valley

 

May 19, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

 

May 19, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

May 20, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

 

May 20, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

May 21, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

May 21, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

May 22, 2015, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

May 26, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector

 

May 26, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

May 26, 2015, Thursday, Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

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 10:00 AM-11:00 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, Monday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

May 29, 2015, Tuesday, 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 Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 

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