Food resources during Covid-19
Food Resources in out Community
Food Access & Planning
Many community members are concerned about consistent access to food during this unique time.
There is a great deal that you can do for your own household to feel secure for the near future and the long run. Community members have also put some systems in place to support each other during this period of uncertainty.
Where to Seek Help Locally
- Orleans County CCE will hold produce distributions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of June, July, and August. Call our offices for event details. 585-798-4265
COVID-19 response efforts. Will be updated as the situation evolves. Foodlink
is 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. https://foodlinkny.org/fight_hunger/mobile-pantries/#102
Orleans Community Center will be providing take-out lunch meals (Monday – Friday
at 11:30am) and emergency food bundles (9am-Noon). Phone: (585) 638-6395. 75
Public Square, Holley, NY 14470
- Community Action’s
Albion office, 409 East State Street, will provide emergency services and food
bundles. The food Pantry is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 8am to
11am, until further notice. Call first. Phone: (585) 589-5605.
Tabernacle Food Pantry: open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon OR by
calling (585) 798-3738 for emergency need. 324 Catherine Street Medina, NY 14103
Community Food Cupboard, Kendall United Methodist Church, 1814 Kendall Road,
Arc of Genesee Orleans Meals on Wheels. Call (585) 343-1123.
Orleans 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
Support Map. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1VbNCateAVq3Cs0pn4zJdq6TQ3CRNSjYy&ll=42.92764772812752%2C-78.00318784999996&z=9
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.
Your Home Kitchen
Food Planning During the Coronovirus Pandemic from the USDA (including a 2 week meal plan and shopping list)
Suggested Emergency Food Supplies from Ready.gov
Preparing for Social Distancing from Health.Harvard.edu
Simple Recipes to Cook at Home
Tips to Reduce Food Waste from EPA.gov
Canning & Preserving Instructions & Recipes
Clean and Disinfect, from CDC.gov
COVID-19 Consumer Food Safety from the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University
Contribute to Local Food Supplies
Food Gardening at Home
Grow Microgreens Indoors
Grow Sprouts Indoors
Fact Sheets are often shared between counties. Please contact your local Cooperative Extension for more information on this topic.
Last updated December 22, 2021