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Tag Archives: food insecurity

Funding for Foodlink expansion passes U.S. House (access required)

The recently passed House appropriations bill has set aside $750,000 for Rochester’s Foodlink Inc. to help the nonprofit cover the costs of a much-needed refrigerator expansion, Rep. Joe Morelle said on Wednesday. The bill still needs to be passed by ...

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Food pantries open at several city schools (access required)

A $20,000 grant from the William & Sheila Konar Foundation has enabled seven Rochester City School District schools to open food pantries. “I am very proud to join with the RCSD and our faith and business communities to address the ...

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Foodlink to invest $1 million in food pantries, shelters (access required)

Foodlink on Wednesday said it will phase out its drive-thru food distribution events in Monroe County next month while expanding its food-banking partnerships and capacity during the summer months. To better support food-insecure households during the transition period, Foodlink has ...

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SNAP benefits to increase for low-income families statewide (access required)

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance this week said that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for April. Households already at or near the ...

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Excellus BCBS, Foodlink collaborate on food insecurity program (access required)

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has teamed with Foodlink Inc. on a Fresh Account at Curbside Market program. As part of the pilot project, Excellus BCBS members with the greatest risk of food insecurity and health care needs will receive a monthly ...

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Wegman Foundation gives $3 million to help low-income MCC students (access required)

Monroe Community College has received a $3 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation to help low-income students in need of food and other necessities overcome obstacles that make it hard to attend college or complete a degree. Wegmans’ ...

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