Surplus Food Saves You Cash

Community Action can help you supplement your food budget. For income eligible families and individuals in Genesee and Orleans Counties, a few moments can provide you with a box full of rice, pasta, fruits and vegetables.

Cable News Network YNN covered a recent distribution in Genesee County (Click here for video):

Hundreds of families in Genesee and Orleans counties are taking advantage of a local food distribution service. Community Action of Orleans & Genesee donated free food to income-eligible families in Batavia. The food was distributed at the Genesee County Fairgrounds throughout the day on Wednesday.

Families just need to bring their own box and proof of ID, income and residence. Volunteers and workers at Community Actions then give out the fresh fruits, vegetables, brown rice, pasta and other food.

“This is a huge help to anybody who is low income. You don’t have to be on food stamps, you don’t have to be disabled – just income eligible,” said Lisa Wittmeyer, the emergency services coordinator with Community Action. Community Action holds these food donations six times per year in each County.


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