GENESEO – Foodlink, a regional food bank serving a 10-county region that includes Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, will host several food distribution events in the GLOW as part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
A 25-pound box of non-perishable, emergency food items will be distributed at each event.
Events are scheduled April 22 at Northgate Church, Batavia; April 23 at Wyoming County CAP, Perry; April 27 in Le Roy at the Mill Street parking lot; April 29 at Dansville Central School, Dansville; May 1 at Main Street Store, Albion, and also Steel and O’Brien Manufacturing parking lot, Arcade; and May 2 at Geneseo Central School, Geneseo.
Events are open to residents of the county in which the event is taking place. Some of the events require pre-registration.
In Livingston County, the upcoming Dansville and Geneseo events follow similar drive-thru distribution events this month in which 600 boxes of food were distribution. Registration for those events were filled less than 24 hours after the events were announced.
“Certainly it is our hope that people who missed out on the last one will be able to register and get food during this distribution,” said Foodlink Communications Manager Mark Dwyer.
Dwyer said the pre-registration helped events go smoothly.
The events involve no-touch distribution. Proper social distancing will be maintained at all times in order to protect the health and safety of registrants and volunteers.
There will be no walk-ups accepted. Only pre-registered households in vehicles will be served.
Dwyer said more food distribution event are being planned.
“At this point we will say for certain that we will be doing these through May,” Dwyer said. “I can not say for certain what will happen after that but it is our plan to continue these drive up sites through May.”
Other upcoming food distribution events in the region include:
Northgate Church, 8160 Bank Street Rd., Batavia, 9 a.m. until gone.
Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union St. Rochester, noon to 2 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.
Wyoming County CAP, 204 North Main St. Perry, 10 a.m. Call (585) 786-8911 for additional information
Port of Rochester Parking Lot, 4800 Lake Ave., Rochester, noon to 2 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.
Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Zion Church/CCIA, 5188 Bristol Rd., Canandaigua, 1 to 4 p.m.
Penuel Christian Fellowship, Mill Street Parking Lot, Le Roy, 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-registration not required but call (585) 732-5511 to reserve a box. The rest will be distributed first come, first served.
St. Ambrose Church, 25 Empire Blvd. Rocheste, noon to 2 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.
South Seneca High School, 7263 Main St., Ovid, 3 to 5 p.m.
Henrietta Recreation Center, 605 Calkins Rd., Rochester, noon to 2 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.
Dansville Central School District, 282 Main St. Dansville, 3 to 5 p.m. Registration is available by calling (585) 243-7110 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and online at https://tinyurl.com/y85xg3k9
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adam St., Rochester, 4 to 6 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.
Geneva Center for Concern/Geneva Enterprise Development Center, 122 North Genesee St., Building B, Geneva, 2 to 5 p.m.
Albion Main Street Store, 131 South Main St., Albion. Time to be announced.
Steel & O’Brien Manufacturing parking lot, 7869 NY-98, Arcade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required and begins April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (585) 786-8911. This is a drive-thru distribution event. Everyone must stay in their vehicle at all times with the windows up. Volunteers will direct traffic. One box of food will be placed in the vehicle’s trunk. Those participating must tape a piece of paper to the driver’s side window that displays for volunteers information that includes zip code, number of adults in household, number of children in household and number of seniors in household. If it is necessary to exit the vehicle to open the trunk, that should be indicated on the paper taped to the window. Once the box is in the trunk, a volunteer will close the trunk and tap it to indicate that driver may leave.
Geneseo Central School District, 4050 Avon Geneseo Rd., Geneseo, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is available by calling (585) 243-7110 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and online at https://tinyurl.com/y85xg3k9
Foodlink Headquarters, 1999 Mount Read Blvd. Rochester, noon to 2 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to register.