Drive-through food distribution planned for Friday in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 April 2020 at 3:20 pm

ALBION – There will be a drive-through food distribution from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday outside Community Action’s Main Street Store, 131 South Main St.

Community Action of Genesee Orleans is partnering with Foodlink and the Orleans County Office for the Aging for the food distribution. They will be giving out a 25-pound box of emergency food in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis.

There should be enough boxes of food for about 300 families. It will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.

There are no income restrictions. The food on Friday will be available for people with vehicles. Walk-ins won’t be served.

People who arrive for the food must stay in their vehicle and keep their windows rolled up. They should have their trunks cleaned out and open. Once the food is set in, the trunk will be tapped and people can drive away.

Staff and volunteers at the distribution will be wearing masks and gloves, and using sanitizer, said Annette Finch, director of community services for Community Action.

Community Action is seeing more demand for food at its Albion pantry and its community center in Holley, Finch said.

The Albion food pantry is open from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That site is located at 409 East State St.

The Eastern Orleans Community Center in Holley also provides take-out lunches from Monday through Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. The site has served 600 take-out meals the past month. It also provides emergency food bundles.

“The demand has been unbelievable,” Finch said about the need for food in the community.

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