Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

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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.

Click here to download a Mobile Food Pantry Program fact sheet.

In 2013, the Mobile Food Pantry trucks distributed 3,407,819 pounds of food, including 856,794 pounds of produce, at 655 distributions.


For more information contact:
Vickie Steck, Agency Services & Programs Assistant
at 607.796.6061 x4016 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.

August 2014


August 20, 2014, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue, Owego

 

August 20, 2014, Wednesday, Waverly 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly


August 21, 2014, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

August 21, 2014, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

August 22, 2014, Friday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton


August 22, 2014, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

August 23, 2014, Saturday, Pine City 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Pennsylvania Avenue UMC, 1238 Pennsylvania, Pine City

August 25, 2014, Monday, Caton 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

August 25, 2014, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

August 25, 2014, Monday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona


August 26, 2014, Tuesday, Reynoldsville, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, State Route 227, Reynoldsville

 

August 26, 2014, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison


August 26, 2014, Tuesday, Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

August 27, 2014, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

August 27, 2014, Wednesday, Caroline 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale

 

August 27, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

 

August 28, 2014, Thursday, Bath 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

August 28, 2014, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg


August 29, 2014, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

 

September


The Food Bank will be closed September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day

September 2, 2014, Tuesday, Groton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

September 2, 2014, Tuesday, Watkins Glen 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Watkins Glen Community Center, Boat Launch Road, Watkins Glen

September 3, 2014, Wednesday, Addison 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Addison Baptist Church, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison

September 3, 2014, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

September 3, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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


September 4, 2014, Thursday, Richford 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

September 4, 2014, Thursday, Windsor 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor


September 5, 2014, Friday, Arkport 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Arkport Fire Department, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport

 

September 5, 2014, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

September 6, 2014, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen


More September Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 


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