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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.

July 2016

July 28, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

July 29, 2016, Friday, Savona, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

July 30, 2015, Saturday, Johnson City 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Floral Park, 299 Floral Ave, Johnson City


August 2016

August 1, 2016, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

August 1, 2016, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

August 2, 2016 Tuesday, Groton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

August 2, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

August 3, 2016, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

August 3, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
First Ward Binghamton Boys & Girls Club, 90 Clinton Street, Binghamton

August 4, 2016, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM
Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

August 4, 2016, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

August 4, 2016, Thursday, Van Etten 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Fire and Rescue, 321 State Route 224, Van Etten

August 5, 2016, Friday, Whitney Point 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
St Patrick’s Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

August 5, 2016, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

August 6, 2016, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

August 8, 2016, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

August 9, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton

August 9, 2016, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
American Legion 61, West Main Street, Canisteo

August 9, 2016, Tuesday, Golden Glow, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Golden Glow Fire Department, 214 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City

August 10, 2016, Wednesday, Wayland 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

August 10, 2016, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road

August 11, 2016 Thursday, Port Crane 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane

August 11, 2016, Thursday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
First Assembly of God Church, 255 Washington Street, Binghamton

August 11, 2016, Thursday, Enfield 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

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

August 13, 2016, Saturday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Samaritan House 11 Fayette Street, Binghamton

August 15, 2016, Monday, Fenton, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

August 16, 2016, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Town of Deposit Volunteer Fire Department, 74 2nd Street, Deposit

August 16, 2016, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

August 17, 2016, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

August 17, 2016, Wednesday, Waverly 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

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

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

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Elmira, New York 14903

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

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