1,000 boxes of food went fast in Holley this morning

Photo by Tom Rivers: Staff and volunteers with Community Action of Orleans & Genesee put the last boxes of food from a distribution this morning on a trailer. The food was taken to the Eastern Orleans Community Center in Holley, which has a food pantry and runs a kitchen.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 June 2020 at 12:34 pm

HOLLEY – The food was gone not long after the food distribution started this morning in Holley. For the first time, Holley hosted one of the Foodlink distributions.

The event was advertised to go from 9:30 to 11:30. But by 7 a.m. there was already a lineup of cars.

The food was all delivered by 8 a.m. and by then the line of vehicles was down Route 31. That line, at its peak, went from the Public Square past Bennetts Corners Road on 31.

Organizers decided to start the distribution at 8, to shorter the line of vehicles stretched put in the village.

A few minutes after 9:30, more than 1,000 boxes of food were gone and the distribution was done.

More than 300 people received three boxes of mixed dairy, cooked meat and produce. Today also included bonus bags of grapes.

The drive-through distribution was at the parking lot for the former Save-A-Lot at 3 Geddes Street Ext.

The next event in late July in Holley will likely be moved to the Holley Business Park, which will less likely cause a lineup of cars in the heart of the village.

Community Action partners with Foodlink and the Orleans County Office for the Aging for the food distributions, which also are in Albion and Medina. Orleans Hub will post the schedule for July when it’s available.

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