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Mobile Food Pantry Program

What is a 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!

Each day, trucks are on the road so that more people will have access to fresh produce, nutrition resources, and social service information, while maximizing food quality and eliminating 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 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.

MFP Schedule

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.

December 2016

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

December 1, 2016, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

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

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

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

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

December 5, 2016, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

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

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

New  December 6, 2016 Tuesday, Elmira 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Corning Community College, 318 Madison Avenue, Elmira

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

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

December 8, 2016 Thursday, Port Crane 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane

December 8, 2016, Thursday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
First Assembly of God Church, 255 Washington Street, Binghamton

December 8, 2016, Thursday, Elmira 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Feed Elmira Food Pantry, 500 Walnut Street, Elmira

December 9, 2016, Friday, Maine 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 16, 2016, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

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

December 19, 2016, Monday, Fenton, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

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

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

December 21, 2016, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
VFW-207 Main Street, Owego

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact:
Mark Lisi, Mobile Food Pantry Manager or 607.796.6061 x4047

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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