Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.

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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.

With the Mobile Food Pantry, we can bring healthy food directly to hungry people 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 2014, 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:
Jennifer Edger, Director of Community Programs
at 607.796.6061 x4037 or email

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.

May 2016

May 4, 2016, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford


May 4, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

First Ward Binghamton Boys & Girls Club, 90 Clinton Street, Binghamton


May 5, 2016, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford


May 5, 2016, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor


May 5, 2016, Thursday, Van Etten 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Community Fire & Rescue, 321 State Route 224, Van Etten


May 6, 2016, Friday, Whitney Point 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

St Patrick’s Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point


May 6, 2016, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport


May 7, 2016, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen


May 9, 2016, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing


May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton


May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 61, West Main Street, Canisteo


May 10, 2016, Tuesday, Golden Glow, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Golden Glow Fire Department, 214 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City


May 11, 2016, Wednesday, Wayland 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland


May 11, 2016, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca


May 12, 2016, Thursday, Chenango Forks, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Chenango Forks VFD, 2640 Route 12, Chenango Forks


May 12, 2016, Thursday, Enfield 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield


May 13, 2016, Friday, Caroline 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale


May 13, 2016, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell


May 14, 2016, Saturday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 162 Hawley Street Binghamton


May 16, 2016, Monday, Newark Valley 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St John the Evangelist Church, 28 Rock Street, Newark Valley


May 17, 2016, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Town of Deposit Volunteer Fire Department, 74 2nd Street, Deposit


May 17, 2016, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg


May 18, 2016, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego


May 18, 2016, Wednesday, Waverly 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly


May 19, 2016, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrick’s Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh


May 19, 2016, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville


May 19, 2016, Thursday, Freeville 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Rd., Freeville


May 20, 2016, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maine Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin


May 20, 2016, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron


May 20, 2016, Friday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York Route 414, Hector


May 21, 2016, Saturday, Ithaca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca


May 23, 2016, Monday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols


May 23, 2016, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby


May 24, 2016, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison


May 24, 2016, Tuesday, Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield


May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 360 Conklin Ave., Binghamton


May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams


May 25, 2016, Wednesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton


May 26, 2016, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath


May 26, 2016 Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg


May 27, 2016, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin


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