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. The same amount of food will be distributed to each family. First come, first served.

- Each family must be represented by at least one person (18 years or older) in the vehicle
- Walkers are welcome from 9:45 - 10 am only. Please check in at the front door. Once vehicles begin to move through, we cannot accomodate walkers. 
- Volunteers are not eligible to receive food before, during, or after their shift. 

2017 CFD Schedule
Each event is held from 10 am to noon at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier: 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903. Pre-registration is not required. First come, first served. Each family will receive the same amount of food.

Spring: March 25th
10 am - Noon

New Date Summer: June 17th 
10 am - Noon

Fall: September 23rd
10 am - Noon

Winter: December 16th
10 am - Noon

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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