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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.

March 2015

 

March 6, 2015, Friday, Arkport 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Arkport Fire Department, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport

 

March 6, 2015, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point

 

March 7, 2015, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen

 

March 9, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

 

March 10, 2015, Tuesday, Enfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

March 10, 2015, Tuesday, Canisteo 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Canisteo American Legion, 61 West Main Street, Canisteo

March 11, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca

 

March 11, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

March 12, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 72 Main Street, Binghamton

 

March 13, 2015, Friday, Millport 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport

 

March 13, 2015, Friday, Campbell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell

 

March 14, 2014, Saturday, Elmira 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira

March 16, 2015, Monday, Newark Valley 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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

 

March 17, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

 

March 17, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

March 18, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Marvin Park, Owego

 

March 18, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

March 19, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

March 19, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

March 20, 2015, Friday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

 

March 20, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

March 23, 2015, Monday, Nichols 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

The Creamery, 263 West River Road, Nichols

 

March 23, 2015, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Volunteer Fire Department, 1780 Danby Road, Danby

 

March 24, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 State Route 414, Hector

 

March 24, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

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

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

 

March 25, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

 

March 26, 2015, Thursday, Bath 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

March 26, 2015, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

March 27, 2015, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

March 30, 2015, Monday, Johnson City 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Family Enrichment Network, 24 Cherry Street, Johnson City

 

March 31, 2015, Tuesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton

March 31, 2015, Tuesday, Endicott 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Old Broad Street School, 1401 Broad Street, Endicott

April Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 

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