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, 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.

November 2015

November 25, 2015, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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


November 25, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton


November 30, Monday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

There will be no distributions November 26 - 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

December 2015

December 1, 2015, Tuesday, Groton 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton


December 2, 2015, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford


December 2, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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


December 3, 2015, Thursday, Richford 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford


December 3, 2015, Thursday, Windsor 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor


December 3, 2015, Thursday, Van Etten 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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


December 4, 2015, Friday, Whitney Point 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

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


December 4, 2015, Friday, Millport 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport


December 5, 2015, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen


December 7, 2015, Monday, Erin 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin


December 7, 2015, Monday, Woodhull 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull


December 9, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca


December 9, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland


December 10, 2015, Thursday, Binghamton 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Old Big Lots parking lot, 435 State Street, Binghamton


December 10, 2015 Thursday, Port Crane 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane


December 10, 2015, Thursday, Enfield 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield


December 11, 2015, Friday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath


December 11, 2015, Friday, Campbell 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell


December 12, 2015, Saturday, Elmira 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira

December 14, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing


December 15, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

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


December 15, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg


December 16, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly


December 16, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

VFW #207, Main Street, Owego


December 17, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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


December 17, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville


December 17, 2015, Thursday, Freeville 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

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


December 18, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron


December 18, 2015, Friday, Maine 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine


December 19, 2015, Saturday, Ithaca 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany Street, Ithaca


December 28, 2015, Monday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning


December 28, 2015, Monday, Danby, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby


December 29, 2015, Tuesday, Binghamton, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton


December 29, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison


December 30, 2015, Wednesday, Caroline 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale


December 30, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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


December 30, 2015, Wednesday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams


December 31, Thursday, Wellsburg 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg


January Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come


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