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hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

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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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