Food distributions resume on Nov. 13

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 November 2020 at 12:20 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Volunteers, including employees at the Iroquois Job Corps in Medina, are ready at a food distribution on Sept. 18 at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company on Ridge Road.

There wasn’t a food distribution today, but there will be at least the next two Fridays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has funded the program for another two months through Dec. 31.

The USDA has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Organizers in Orleans County has dates set for the next two weeks, with more expected through the end of the December.

The schedule so far includes:

  • Friday, November 13th – Community Action Main Street Store, 131 S. Main Street, Albion.
  • Friday, November 20th – Ridgeway Fire Department, 11392 Ridge Rd., Medina.

All events will begin with the approximate start time of 8:30 a.m., if trucks are there by 8 a.m., said Melissa Blanar, director of the office for the Aging in Orleans County.

There will be approximately 300 boxes of food available at each distribution. Each box weighs 30-40 pounds with a mixture of produce, dairy and meat.

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