Community Food Distributions

What is a Community Food Distribution?
The Food Bank holds a food distribution directly from our warehouse four times per year. This is a drive-through distribution meaning that clients stay in their cars and volunteers pack the vehicles with food and other grocery items. Each family represented in the car will receive a wide variety of items available that day such as fresh produce, dairy items, proteins, and snacks. Items do vary each distribution. We serve an average of 450 families during each distribution. First come, first served until the last family is through.

2017 CFD Schedule
Each event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier: 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903. Pre-registration is not required. First come, first served. 

Spring: March 25th

Summer: June 24th 

Fall: September 23rd

Winter: December 16th 

For questions or more information, please contact Mark Lisi at 

To volunteer during a CFD, click here to be directed to our online volunteer registration portal. 

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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