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Food distribution went smoothly at Medina High School

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 July 2020 at 9:02 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Volunteers are ready to put three boxes of food in either car trunks or on truck beds during a food distribution at Medina High School today.

This was the first time the Foodlink distribution was at Medina High School. Previously, the old Medina High School on Catherine Street hosted the event, with Calvary Tabernacle Church leading the effort.

There were long lines in village side streets during the distribution last month at the former high school.

The boxes were stacked high at the start of the distribution.

Today, people entered the driveway at Oak Orchard Elementary School and followed an on-campus road past the middle to high school. That location kept the cars and trucks from waiting on village streets.

Volunteers were also able to split the line into two at the high school, which kept the process moving quickly.

Volunteers helped today from Calvary Tabernacle, the Orleans County YMCA, Office for the Aging, Medina Lions Club, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Orleans Community Health, Kalos Health in Niagara Falls, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Medina and the Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Tom Robinson, a retired Medina school counselor, volunteered with the distribution. Susie Miller, Office for the Aging assistant director, carries one of the 25-pound boxes to a vehicle. Each vehicle received three boxes today – mixed dairy, cooked meat and produce.

The schedule until the end of August for the food distributions includes:

  • Wednesday, July 22 – at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville (includes one box of produce), 10 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, July 24 – in Albion at Community Action Main Street Store, 9:30 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, July 31 – in Holley, location to be announced, 9:30 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, August 7 – in Albion at Community Action Main Street Store, 9:30 a.m. until gone
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville (includes one box of produce), 10 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, Aug. 14 – in Medina at school district, 9:30 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – in Albion at Community Action Main Street Store, 9:30 a.m. until gone
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Route 31 in Knowlesville (includes one box of produce), 10 a.m. until gone
  • Friday, Aug. 29 – in Holley, location to be determined, 9:30 a.m. until gone

Kurt Strickland directs traffic to split into two separate lines.

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