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

Foodlink has made available boxes of fresh produce labeled Fresh Picks through the Fresh Food Fund at subsidized rates on its Curbside Market, a mobile farmers market for communities throughout Rochester and the Finger Lakes region with limited access to fresh produce. (Photo provided)

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)

The Curbside Market has weekly stops at many affordable housing communities, including Pinnacle Place Apartments on South Clinton Avenue. (Photo courtesy Foodlink)

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Community Kitchen brings students nutrition and opportunities (access required)

Chef Charmaine Walker (in red apron) shows students Raajon Moss, left, and Jada Walker how to make Caesar salad dressing. (Photo by Diana Louise Carter)

  The kitchen backsplashes are covered with up-to-date subway tiles. There are seven workstations, complete with sink, oven and range combo, counter space and storage cupboards and drawers. And there are even control panels operated with a code so students ...

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With help from some friends, the public market adds new demo kitchen (access required)

Desiree Bass and Marcy McMahon, of Foodlink, give the public market's new demo kitchen a trial run. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

Gone is the camping stove. In its place, a shiny new commercial grade range and oven. Food demonstrations at the Rochester City Public Market just got a huge upgrade with the opening Thursday morning of the new Public Market Nutrition ...

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Foodlink to address ‘SNAP Gap’ (access required)

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Foodlink Inc. will add a number of additional food distributions to address food insecurity as a result of the government shutdown. Fourteen additional food distributions will be available the week of Feb. 18 through Feb. 23 for individuals who received ...

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