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

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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.
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 and underwrite the cost of food distributed, 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.

April 2014

April 17, 2014, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh

April 17, 2014, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

The Food Bank will be closed Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday 

April 21, 2014, Monday, Lockwood 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Lockwood Volunteer Fire Department, 34 Main Street, Lockwood


April 22, 2014, Tuesday, Reynoldsville, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, State Route 227, Reynoldsville


April 22, 2014, Tuesday, Tuscarora 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tuscarora Town Barn, 1098 Gill Road, Addison


April 22, 2014, Tuesday, Newfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Newfield United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Newfield


April 23, 2014, Wednesday, Beaver Dams 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Grace Lee Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Road, Beaver Dams


April 23, 2014, Wednesday, Caroline 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Brooktondale Community Center, 522 Valley Road, Brooktondale


April 23, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

The United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton


April 24, 2014, Thursday, Bath 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Thomas Church, 122 Liberty Street, Bath


April 24, 2014, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg


April 25, 2014, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin


April 28, 2014, 2014, 2013, Monday, Danby, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby

April 28, 2014, Monday, Savona, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Small Bus Garage, 64 East Lamoka Avenue, Savona


April 29, 2014, Tuesday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

April 29, 2014, Tuesday, Binghamton, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
American Legion, 177 Robinson Street, Binghamton


April 30, 32014, Wednesday, Apalachin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
St. Margaret Mary, 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin

May 2014

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

Richford Congregational Church, 13290 Route 38, Richford


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

Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Academy Street, Windsor

May 2, 2014, Friday, Arkport 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Arkport Fire Department, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport

May 2, 2014, Friday, Whitney Point 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

St Patrickís Church, 59 Keibel Road, Whitney Point


May 3, 2014, Saturday, Watkins Glen 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Schuyler Outreach, 112 10th Street, Watkins Glen


May 5, 2014, Monday, Hornell 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Masonic Temple, 34 Maple Street, Hornell

May 5, 2014, Monday, Woodhull 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Woodhull Town Barn, 1610 Pine Street, Woodhull


May 6, 2014, Tuesday, Groton 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Avenue, Groton


May 6, 2014, Tuesday, Watkins Glen 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Watkins Glen Community Center, Boat Launch Road, Watkins Glen


May 7, 2014, Wednesday, Addison 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Addison Baptist Church, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison

May 7, 2014, Wednesday, Bradford 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Bradford Volunteer Fire Department, 7603 Main Street, Bradford

May 7, 2014, Wednesday, Binghamton 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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


May 9, 2014, Friday, Millport 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church, 5528 State Street, Millport


May 9, 2014, Friday, Campbell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Campbell United Methodist Church, 8516 Main Street, Campbell


May 10, 2014, Saturday, Jasper 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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


May 12, 2014, Monday, Monterey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monterey Fire Department, 1665 South Street, Beaver Dams


May 12, 2014, Monday, Lansing 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing


May 13, 2014, Friday, Chenango Forks, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Chenango Forks Volunteer Fire Deparment, 2640 Route 12, Chenango Forks


May 13, 2014, Tuesday, Enfield 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Enfield Community Center, 182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield

May 13, 2014, Tuesday, Canisteo 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Steuben County Rural Ministry, 34 West Main Street, Canisteo


May 14, 2014, Wednesday, Avoca 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Avoca United Methodist Church, 8593 Jacobs Ladder Road, Avoca


May 14, 2014, Wednesday, Wayland 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Holy Family Catholic Church, 206 Fremont Street, Wayland


May 14, 2014, Wednesday, Port Crane 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

United Methodist Church, 386 Sanitaria Springs Road, Port Crane


May 15, 2014, Thursday, Prattsburgh 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

St. Patrickís Church, 47 North Main Street, Prattsburgh


May 15, 2014, Thursday, Colesville 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Colesville Ambulance Center, 28 King Road, Harpursville

May 16, 2014, Friday, Conklin, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Maines Community Center, 942 Conklin Road, Conklin

May 16, 2014, Friday, Cameron 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Cameron Town Barn, 4082 Depot Street, Cameron


May 17, 2014, Saturday, Caton, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning

More May Mobile Food Pantry distributions to come



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