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.
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.
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
Batavia NY, Call 585-343-6284.
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
2-1-1. 2-1-1 can provide a full listing of all the emergency feeding partners
in our region.
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
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
- Foodlink - Foodlinks community
health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in
- 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)
The City Church
Batavia, NY 14020
Feeding Our Families
7001 Lewiston Road
Oakfield, NY 14125
Le Roy Pantry & Help
48 Main Street
Le Roy, NY 14482
North Bergen Community
7068 North Bergen Road
Bergen, NY 14416
The Salvation Army of
529 East Main Street
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 343 - 6284
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
, 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