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MOBILE FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM
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.
Itís 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, Community Programs Manager
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.

July 2015

July 31, 2015, Friday, Savona, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona

 

July 31, 2015, Friday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton



August 2015

August 1, 2015, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

August 3, 2015, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

 

August 3, 2015, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

August 4, 2015, Tuesday, Van Etten 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

August 4, Tuesday, Groton 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

August 5, 2015, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

 

August 5, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

August 6, 2015, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

August 6, 2015, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

 

August 7, 2015, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

August 7, 2015, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

August 10, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

 

August 11, 2015, Tuesday, Enfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

August 11, 2015, Tuesday, Canisteo 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion #61, West Main Street, Canisteo

 

August 12, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road

 

August 12, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

August 13, 2015 Thursday, Port Crane 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane

 

August 13, 2015, Thursday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Old Big Lots (parking lot), 435 State Street, Binghamton

 

August 14, 2015, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

 

August 17, 2015, Monday, Fenton, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM

Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

 

August 18, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

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

 

August 18, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

August 19, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

 

August 19, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

August 20, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

August 20, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

August 20, 2015, Thursday, Freeville, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Reach Out For Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road. Freeville

 

August 21, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn, 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

August 21, 2015, Friday, Maine 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine

 

August 24, 2015, Monday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

August 24, 2015, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

August 25, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 Route 414, Hector

 

August 25, 2015, Tuesday, Newfield 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

August 25, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

August 26, 2015, Wednesday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams

 

August 26, 2015, Wednesday, Caroline 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale

 

August 26, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

August 27, 2015, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

August 27, 2015, Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

August 28, 2015, Friday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

August 28, 2015, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

 

August 29, 2015, Saturday, Pine City 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Pennsylvania Avenue UMC, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City

 

August 31, 2015, Monday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton

 

September Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 

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