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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 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 2015

April 1, 2015, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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

 

April 1, 2015, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

 

April 2, 2015, Thursday, Richford 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford

 

April 2, 2015, Thursday, Windsor 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

 

April 6, 2015, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Salvation Army, 95 Seneca Street, Hornell

 

April 6, 2015, Monday, Woodhull 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull

 

April 7, 2015, Tuesday, Van Etten 10:00-11:00 AM

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

 

April 7, 2015, Tuesday, Groton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton

 

April 8, 2015, Wednesday, Wayland 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland

 

April 8, 2015, Wednesday, Avoca 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road

 

April 9, 2015 Thursday, Port Crane 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane

 

April 9, 2015, Thursday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

 

April 13, 2015, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Community Recreation Center, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing

 

April 14, 2015, Tuesday, Enfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

 

April 14, 2015, Tuesday, Canisteo 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

American Legion 61, West Main Street, Canisteo

 

April 15, 2015, Wednesday, Owego 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tioga County Rural Ministry, 143 North Avenue, Owego

 

April 15, 2015, Wednesday, Waverly 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Waverly Presbyterian Church, 459 Park Avenue, Waverly

 

April 16, 2015, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

 

April 16, 2015, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

 

April 17, 2015, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn, 4082 Depot Street, Cameron

 

April 17, 2015, Friday, Maine 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Maine Federated Church, 2615 Main Street, Maine

 

April 20, 2015, Monday, Fenton, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM

Project Concern, 23 Kattelville Road, Chenango Bridge

 

April 21, 2015, Tuesday, Deposit 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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

 

April 21, 2015, Tuesday, Troupsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Troupsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 893 State Route 36, Troupsburg

 

April 22, 2015, Wednesday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams

 

April 22, 2015, Wednesday, Caroline 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale

 

April 23, 2015, Thursday, Bath 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath

 

April 23, 2015, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

 

April 24, 2015, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

 

April 27, 2015, Monday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

 

April 27, 2015, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday, Hector, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Hector Presbyterian Church, 5516 New York 414, Hector

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison

 

April 28, 2015, Tuesday,  Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield

 

April 29, 2015, Wednesday, Apalachin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

St. Margaret Mary, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin

 

April 30, 2015, Thursday, Conklin 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

May Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come

 

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