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.

September


September 13, 2014 Saturday, Elmira 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira

September 13, 2014, Saturday, Jasper 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Jasper-Troupsburg Central School, 3769 State Rte 417, Jasper

 

September 15, 2014, Monday, Newark Valley 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Newark Valley Fire Department, 7151 State Route 38, Newark Valley

 

September 15, 2014, Monday, Lockwood 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Lockwood Volunteer Fire Department, 34 Main Street, Lockwood

 

September 16, 2014, Tuesday, Deposit 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

 

September 16, 2014, Tuesday, Troupsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

September 17, 2014, Wednesday, Owego 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego

 

September 17, 2014, Wednesday, Waverly 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

September 18, 2014, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

September 18, 2014, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

September 19, 2014, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, Conklin

 

September 19, 2014, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

September 20, 2014, Saturday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

September 22, 2014, Tuesday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols


September 22, 2014, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

September 22, 2014, Monday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona


September 23, 2014, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison


September 23, 2014, Tuesday, Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

September 24, 2014, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

September 24, 2014, Wednesday, Chemung 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Town of Chemung Annex Building, 270 Wyncoop Creek Road, Chemung


September 24, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Old Big Lots parking lot, 435 State Street, Binghamton

 

September 25, 2014, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

September 25, 2014, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg


September 26, 2014, Friday, Cohocton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

St. Pius Church, 35 Maple Street, Cohocton

 

September 26, 2014, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

September 30, 2014, Tuesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton



October


October 1, 2014, Wednesday, Addison 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Addison Baptist Church, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison

 

October 1, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

October 2, 2014, Thursday, Richford 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

October 2, 2014, Thursday, Windsor 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor


October 3, 2014, Friday, Arkport 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Arkport Fire Department, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport

 

October 3, 2014, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

October 3, 2014, Friday, Fenton, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

 

October 4, 2014, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen


More October Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 


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