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Food distribution on July 31 in Holley will be at Jr.-Sr. High School

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 July 2020 at 6:52 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Cars and trucks are lined up on East Park Street in Albion on July 10 for a food distribution organized by Community Action, the Orleans County Office for the Aging, and Foodlink. Albion will host another food distribution Friday morning. It is scheduled form 9:30 until gone but could start earlier in the delivery trucks are done unloading.

The food distribution on July 31 is moving from the parking lot at the former Save-A-Lot to the Holley Jr. Sr. High School parking lot.

This event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. but could start sooner if the delivery trucks are unloaded. Many people have been lining up in their vehicles well before the scheduled start time. That created a traffic bottleneck in Holley last month.

To access the event, motorists should enter the school grounds from High Street and then follow the bus garage access road that leads to the high school. After receiving the sealed boxes of food, vehicles will exit off Lynch Road. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter other than from High Street, said Roland Nenni, Holley police chief.

Signs will be posted to where vehicles should begin to line up. Nenni said the vehicles should be ready with the trunk or rear hatch open and the windows closed.

“These events draw many vehicles that cause traffic issues because of the long lines that are created,” Nenni said. “We are hoping that the plan we have developed and the location for this event will have the least impact on traffic and residential streets.”

This event is being conducted by Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Food Link and the Office of the Aging.

”We would like to thank the Holley School District for the use of the parking lot,” Nenni said.

The schedule for the Friday distributions (all scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.) through the end of August includes:

  • July 24: Albion at Community Action Store on Main Street
  • July 31: Holley at Junior-Senior High School, 16848 Lynch Rd. – no lines before 8am
  • August 7: Albion at Community Action Store, Main Street
  • August 14: Medina at Medina Central District – no lines before 8am
  • August 21: Albion at Community Action Store, Main Street
  • August 28: Holley at location to be determined

Volunteers are still needed for all Fridays in August. For more information on volunteering, call Melissa Blanar at the Orleans County Office for the Aging at 589-3191.

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