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Foodlink bringing emergency food distribution events to Wayne County

A pair of emergency food distribution programs are coming to Wayne County this week, as part of a partnership between Foodlink, Department of Social Services, Wayne County Action Program, Covenant Life Fellowship and Finger Lakes Community Schools.

Distribution will include 25-pound boxes of non-perishable foods.

The first drive-through event will take place Tuesday, April 14th from 4-7 p.m. That will take place at Finger Lakes Community College’s Newark campus 1100 Technology Parkway.

The second will take place Thursday, April 16th from 4-7 p.m. at the Sodus Central School District complex at 6375 Robinson Road.

County Administrator Rick House told the FLT that safety protocols will be in place.

“Our organizers realize the importance of meeting the needs of residents, while still taking precautions to not put volunteers or participants at risk,” House said. “For us, it is important that we put in place pretty strict procedures for these distribution events, including a one box, per car limit. While we do understand the hardship that creates, we also know that it is an important step to encourage social distancing.”

Here are those protocols:

  • Advanced registration is required. Call 315-359-8024. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Recipients will be required to stay in their vehicle throughout the process.
  • No walk-ups will be allowed.
  • Trunks should be cleared out so that a box of food can be placed.

“This is a touchless operation, where we really have taken great care to eliminate person-to-person contact,” House added. “Once your trunk is loaded, tapped and closed, you will be asked to drive away.”

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be on-hand to assist with managing traffic.