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COVID-19 Food Resources

COVID-19 - Information and Genesee County Food Resources

  • COVID-19 Cases in the New York State
  • Foodlinkis preparing thousands of: (1) healthy meals for distribution to school-age kids, and (2) Emergency Food Supply Boxes (EFSB) for households throughout our service area. Those seeking food assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to learn about resources throughout our 10-county region. 
  • Community Action Organization, Batavia office, 5073 Clinton Street Road, will provide emergency services and food bundles. Noon – 4pm.Call first at (585) 343-7798.
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels. Call (585) 343-1123.

  • Genesee County school districts are offering meal distribution sites or grab and go meals. Please contact your child’s school district or look on their website for the updated meal pick up times
  • The Salvation Army Batavia NY, Call 585-343-6284.
  • Town of Oakfield is offering to deliver food and essential household items to town and village residents who are elderly &/or disabled. Volunteers will shop for the food and essential items. Items will be delivered to the home with payment of cash or check due upon delivery. Volunteers will purchase items with their own money so please be prepared to pay the volunteer upon delivery. Volunteers will not enter the home, just deliver to the door with minimal contact, collecting funds for the purchases. If you need this service, call 585-948-5835 x101 Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and leave a message.
  • Helpful Grocery Store Tips: Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Community Support Map
  • Call 2-1-1. 2-1-1 can provide a full listing of all the emergency feeding partners in our region.
  • People can look at other county CCE sites (Genesee, Erie, Niagara) for food resources if those counties are close to people homes. Those CCE’s are updating their websites as well with this information.

Regular food resource sites that can be used for everyday information

Making ends meet during difficult times can be easier with help from the right programs and other community resources. Cornell Cooperative Extension works with many local food assistance programs to help families, individuals and seniors find and access food resources that best meet their needs.

Local Programs:

  • Foodlink - Foodlinks community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in underserved communities. https://foodlinkny.org/
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging  Meals on Wheels - Assist in maintaining the healthy independence of our senior population and improving their quality of life. 
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging - The Genesee County Office for the Aging offers a variety of programs and services to all county residents who are age 60 and over. 
  • Care-A-Van Ministries, Inc. (585) 343-0328.  http://www.cavministries.org/

Food Pantries

    The City Church

    Batavia, NY 14020

    585-343-6895

    Feeding Our Families Food Pantry

    7001 Lewiston Road

    Oakfield, NY 14125

    585-948-5211

    Le Roy Pantry & Help Fund Inc

    48 Main Street

    Le Roy, NY 14482

    585-768-4559

    North Bergen Community Food Pantry

    7068 North Bergen Road

    Bergen, NY 14416

    585-290-5487

    The Salvation Army of Batavia, NY

    529 East Main Street

    Batavia, New York 14020

    (585) 343 - 6284

    Call 2-1-1 or go to http://www.211wny.org/ to find more food pantries in your area.

    State & National Programs: 

    MyBenefits.Gov- New York State residents can visit this web site to find out if you are eligible for help through SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Nutrition Education, Temporary Assistance, HEAP, WIC, School Meals and Summer Meal Programs.
    SNAP/ (formerly Food Stamp) benefits help low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families. The USDA’s SNAP-Ed connection web site provides great tips and resources. Choose from: Healthy Eating on a Budget , 10 Steps to Help fill your grocery bag, Ways to Manage Your Food Dollars and MORE at: http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/eat-right-when-moneys-tight
    The SNAP-to-Market  website helps you find NY Farmers' Markets where you can use your SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) and explains how to make Farmers' Market purchases with them. You'll also find information on when fruits and vegetables are in-season at your market, and recipes to use with produce you buy.
    WIC - the Women, Infants & Children’s Supplemental Food Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services for low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is available. Find out if you are eligible for WIC, see a schedule of monthly WIC clinics in locations around Genesee County, and other WIC resources on this website.

    Our educational program series and lessons help families and households to stretch their food dollars to make healthier choices and eat better for less! Our SNAP-Ed Program helps individuals and families who have limited resources to gain the knowledge and skills to make healthier food and activity choices.

    Choose My Plate Food planning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    FNS Response to COVID-19 USDA is granting states significant program flexibilities and contingencies to best serve program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. Click link for summaries of actions taken to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

    Last updated May 18, 2020