Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to share that free USDA farmers-to-families food boxes are available for the public on Wednesday June 24. This is a first come, first served opportunity and there are no pre-orders or deliveries available. DISTRIBUTION WILL BEGIN AT 10 A.M. AND WILL END WHEN ALL 1,200 BOXES HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT. Anyone is welcome to come and pick up a box — this is not limited to families with children. Those interested should pick up at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds at 12690 Rt. 31 in Albion. You will not need to leave your vehicle for drive through pickup, our staff and volunteers will load into your trunk for you. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cooperative Extension at 585-798-4265 and leave a voice mail staff will monitor and respond.
Each box contains 20 pounds of assorted produce such as: Potatoes (1-5 pounds), Oranges (1-4 pounds), Apples (1-3 pounds), Onions (1-3 pounds), Green vegetables (1-3 pounds of broccoli, cabbage, green pepper, etc.), Carrots (1-2 pounds)
For those picking up boxes please enter the fairgrounds using the Wood Road entrance on the east end of the grounds. For distribution we will be located in the pavilion where the stage is located. After pickup you will be able to leave by the exit on Rt 31 or Taylor Hill Road.
We are grateful for this opportunity to support the community and is thankful to the United States Department of Agriculture and James Desiderio Inc. of Buffalo for helping make this food distribution possible.
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