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Local Food Resources

Students experience food insecurities throughout the year, but around the holidays, there may be a heightened need. Faculty or staff who know of a student who is experiencing food insecurity can direct them to many different resources in the area.

Brockport:

Brockport Food Shelf

Hours: 9 am-12:30 pm & 2-6 pm, first four Thursdays of the month

Phone: (585) 637-8169

Emergency Food Help/Delivery: For emergency food help or delivery for the disabled and those without transportation

Brockport Food Shelf Backpack Program for Children: Provides nutritious food for weekends and school year vacations to children in need. During these times, families lose the nutritional support that the school breakfast and lunch programs provide.

(See link below.)

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Hours: Sundays: 3-4:30 pm & Thursdays: 7-8:30 pm

Phone: (585) 637-6650

Brockport Ecumenical Clothing Shelf: Gathers and distributes free clothing to the greater Brockport area communities. There are six Brockport churches that voluntarily coordinate and staff the Center, which is housed in St. Luke's basement.

Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf: Provides food and other household items to those in need

Harvest Kitchen: Free community meal on the second Sunday of every month, 2-3:30 pm

North Porch Ministry New Mom/ Pregnant? (Embarazada?): Free newborn baby clothing, diapers, and supplies

The Gathering Table @ First Baptist Church

Phone: (585) 637-9770

Free community meal every third Sunday of the month, 1:30-3 pm

(See link below.)

BASC

Closed during the shutdown period

Jitterbugs Café reopens on January 2 from 8 am-1:30 pm Monday-Friday

Meal plans begin Thursday, January 24

(See link below.)

Rochester:

Veterans Outreach Center

Hours: Open until 5 pm

Phone: (866) 906-VETS (8387) or (585) 546-1081, for an appointment

The center provides supportive services to veterans in Rochester and the five surrounding counties

(See link below.)

Foodlink

Seeking food assistance? If you are in need, you may visit any of Foodlink’s member organizations for assistance.

Additional Resources:

Lifeline: Call 211 or (877) 356-9211 to find an emergency food provider near you. You will be asked for your ZIP Code, used to identify organizations serving your neighborhood.

Genesee County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 359-5727

Orleans County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 889-1903

Wyoming County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 786-3300

Allegany and Yates Counties: Contact 211 Helpline or (800) 346-2211

contact: In addition to these locations, Student Union and Activities is also a resource for students who are experiencing food insecurities, whether they live on campus or off campus.
submitted: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 by kgree4
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