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Council of Agency Executives names award recipients (access required)

The Council of Agency Executives has named three award recipients for its annual Community Partner Awards and Member of Distinction Award. Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health Michael Mendoza and Foodlink Inc. President and CEO Julia Tedesco each will receive ...

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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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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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Foodlink recruiting for chef training program (access required)

Foodlink Inc. is looking for the next class of future chefs. The Foodlink Career Fellowship is an intensive culinary training program designed for individuals who have experienced barriers to sustainable employment. The yearlong program is a state-registered cook apprenticeship and ...

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Foodlink collaboration brings fresh veggies to underserved communities (access required)

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) has expanded its COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund to Rochester through a partnership with Foodlink Inc. The partnership represents an expansion of PHA’s COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund, which first launched in Denver and has ...

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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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Foodlink receives grant from Sands Family Foundation (access required)

Foodlink Inc. has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Sands Family Foundation Generation 3 Philanthropy Project (G3PP) to support its Curbside Market, a mobile farmers market that visits and distributes food to underserved communities across the Rochester region. The ...

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Excellus BCBS donates to Foodlink (access required)

Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield will provide $600,000 in funding to food banks and food pantries across Upstate New York as part of its planned $162 million response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a ...

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Summer Meals program to be expanded (access required)

Foodlink Inc., the city of Rochester and the Rochester City School District are taking a new and innovative approach to ensure that children in the community have access to nutritious meals this summer. As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues ...

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Area businesses switch things up for pandemic (access required)

As the pandemic continues to clamp down on numerous industries, more local manufacturers find ways to stay relevant and help those in need. L3Harris Technologies this month began offering its BeOn software application for free to healthcare and public safety ...

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Foodlink, others receive grants for workforce development (access required)

Foodlink Inc. will receive nearly $1 million to support its Career Fellowship, a one-of-a-kind culinary training program that creates pathways to prosperity for individuals with barriers to sustainable employment. New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in town Monday ...

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McDonalds introduces “Round Up” program to support Ronald McDonald Houses (access required)

In a sign of our cashless times, McDonald’s has introduced a system that allows fast-food customers to make a contribution to Ronald McDonald House Charities with their credit cards by rounding up their food bills. Similar to grocery store campaigns that ...

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Foodlink Career Fellowship graduates first class (access required)

Foodlink Inc. on Thursday graduated eight members of its inaugural Career Fellowship. “This is a proud moment for these eight individuals, and for our entire organization,” Foodlink President and CEO Julia Tedesco said in a statement. “This is one of ...

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