Poverty

BAckPack Lunches for kids

Program Description: There are children in the Livingston County community that get breakfast and lunch at school for a reduced price. On weekends and holiday breaks these children often go hungry. The Backpack Lunch Program will send children home with food they can easily prepare over the weekend. When selecting food for the Backpack Lunch Program, we are looking for kid-friendly, nutritious, and lightweight items with a long shelf life.
Contact: Dan Matthews at matthewsd@geneseo.edu
Volunteer Opportunities: We appreciate your donations! You can donate individual food items* or cases/boxes of food items. Please drop off food items in CU 353 and specify that your donation is for the Backpack Lunch Program.
*Food items in need: PB & crackers, Cheese & crackers, Fruit cups, Applesauce, Granola bars, Trail mix, Spaghettios, Breakfast bars, Individual cereal boxes, Juice boxes

bOCES Migrant Center

Website: www.migrant.net
Contact: 585-658-7960
Address: 3 Leicester Rd., Leicester, NY 14481
Mission: To provide a variety of services to migrant farmers locally as well as on a state/national level Volunteer Opportunities: Food/clothing drives, fund raising, special events, entertainment, outreach, tutoring.

Foodlink

Mission: To end hunger and to leverage the power of food to build a healthier community
Website:
http://foodlinkny.org/
Program Description: If volunteering in the warehouse, you will be sorting through donated food and checking for quality control.  You may also be asked to back bags for our BackPack program for local children.  You may also be bagging fresh produce for our partner agencies.
Contact: Ethan DeBruyne, Volunteer Relations Coordinator at 585-328-3380 ext.160 or edebruyne@foodlinkny.org
Location: 1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14615
Additional Information: If volunteering in the warehouse,  you are to park in lot B which is in the back of the Foodlink building at 1999 Mt. Read Boulevard; The warehouse can be chilly so dress comfortably and you must wear closed-toed shoes.

**Contact Geneseo Alumnae Gabby Ignatti at GIgnatti@foodlinkny.org for the Cooking Matters Workshop: Nutrition Education Program on March 18th at Walmart for adults looking to learn how to shop for healthy foods on a limited budget

Geneseo-Groveland Emergency Food Pantry

Contact: Betsy Matthews, 585-243-1141 or bsewnsow@yahoo.com
Mission: To provide residents and families of the Geneseo-Groveland school district with food assistance
Volunteer Opportunities: Needs help with fundraising, unloading truck deliveries, student drivers, food drives throughout village and campus
Additional Information: Roughly 30-35 families are served a month

Bethany House

Website: https://www.ssjrochester.org/
Contact: Kathleen O'Shea, 585-454-4197, rbethan1@rochester.rr.com
Address: 1111 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621
Volunteer Opportunities: Helping with cleaning, basic upkeep and seasonal needs of the Bethany House