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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.

Bringing healthy food directly to our neighbors 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 2015, 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:
Mark Lisi, Mobile Food Pantry Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4047 or email mlisi@feedingamerica.org  

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.


August 2016

August 18, 2016, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

August 18, 2016, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

August 18, 2016, Thursday, Freeville 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Rd. Freeville

August 19, 2016, Friday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector

August 19, 2016, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

August 19, 2016, Friday, Maine 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine

August 20, 2016, Saturday, Ithaca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany Street, Ithaca

August 22, 2016, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

August 23, 2016, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

August 23, 2016, Tuesday, Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

August 24, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 360 Conklin Ave., Binghamton

CANCELLED: August 24, 2016, Wednesday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams

August 25, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

August 25, 2016 Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

August 25, 2016, Thursday, Montour Falls 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Schuyler County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls

August 26, 2016, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

August 31, 2016, Wednesday, Apalachin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
St. Margaret Mary, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin


September 2016

September 1, 2016, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM
Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

September 1, 2016, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM
Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

September 1, 2016, Thursday, Van Etten 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Fire and Rescue, 321 State Rte. 224, Van Etten

September 2, 2016, Friday, Whitney Point 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
St Patrick’s Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

September 2, 2016, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

September 3, 2016, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

September 6, 2016 Tuesday, Groton 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

September 6, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

September 7, 2016, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

September 7, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
First Ward Binghamton Boys and Girls Club, 90 Clinton Street, Binghamton

September 8, 2016, Thursday, Chenango Forks, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Chenango Forks VFD, 2640 Rt. 12, Chenango Forks

September 8, 2016, Thursday, Enfield 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

September 9, 2016, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

September 10, 2016, Saturday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 162 Hawley Street Binghamton

September 10, 2016, Saturday, Elmira 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Food Bank, 388, Upper Oakwood Ave. Elmira 

September 12, 2016, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

September 13, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton

September 13, 2016, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
American Legion 61, West Main Street, Canisteo

September 13, 2016, Tuesday, Golden Glow, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Golden Glow Fire Department, 214 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City

September 14, 2016, Wednesday, Wayland 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

September 14, 2016, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road

September 15, 2016, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

September 15, 2016, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

September 15, 2016, Thursday, Freeville 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Rd. Freeville

September 16, 2016, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Maine Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

September 16, 2016, Friday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector

September 16, 2016, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00AM

September 17, 2016, Saturday, Ithaca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St. Ithaca

September 20, 2016, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Town of Deposit Volunteer Fire Department, 74 2nd Street, Deposit

September 20, 2016, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

September 21, 2016, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

September 21, 2016, Wednesday, Waverly 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
North Waverly Chapel, 40 State Route 34 Waverly

September 22, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

September 22, 2016 Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

September 22, 2016, Thursday, Montour Falls 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Schuyler County Human Services Complex 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls 

September 23, 2016, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

September 24, 2016, Saturday, Elmira, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Feed Elmira Food Pantry, 500 Walnut Street, Elmira 

September 26, 2016, Monday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols

September 26, 2016, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

September 27, 2016, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

September 27, 2016, Tuesday, Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

September 28, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 360 Conklin Ave. Binghamton

September 28, 2016, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams

September 28, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

September 30, 2016, Friday, Savona, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

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388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4

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