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Food Distributions

Logo of Foodlink and Marcus Whitman

Marcus Whitman has successfully created a partnership with Foodlink. We are very fortunate to be able to continue our partnership with them.  All Yates and Ontario County residents are welcome and NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY FOR OUR SITE.  We are located at 4100 Baldwin Rd. Rushville, NY 14544. Please enter the District Office side of the building. 

Marcus Whitman/Foodlink Pop-Up Pantry Dates: All between 1pm at 2pm during school hours or 9am and 10am during the summer. All times are based upon the truck’s arrival.
  • 4/23/2024, 2pm
  • 5/14/2024, 2pm
  • 5/28/2024, 2pm
  • 6/11/2024, 2pm
  • 6/25/2024, 2pm
  • 7/9/2024, 10am
  • 7/23/2024, 10am
  • 8/6/2024, 10am 
  • 8/20/2024, 10am 
  • 10/15/2024, 2pm
  • 10/29/2024, 2pm
  • 11/5/2024, 2pm
  • 11/19/2024, 2pm
  • 12/17/2024, 2pm
The Living Well Mission
121 E. Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Facebook: @thelivingwellmission
Hours: M, W, Th,F 9am to 3pm
Tuesday: 9am to 6pm 
  • We offer an emergency food pantry as well as Needs' N Things (Personal care / Hygiene/ household products (Toilet paper, paper towels, Etc) and diapers
  • We assist with utility shut-offs or fuel bills
  • Bereavement and Cancer Care support groups
  • We attempt to connect people to resources so even if we do not have the funding we try to connect them to agencies who can assist. 
  • We also offer Grab and Go lunches on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:30am 
  • We serve Yates County so we can connect with many MW families!
Ontario County Pop-Up Pantry Dates
Canandaigua Highway Barn   5440 Route 5&20 West
Canandaigua, NY 14424  (Please enter on Buffalo Street )
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or until food is gone
Please don’t arrive before 9:30 to allow time to unload truck and set up.  No public restrooms.
  • Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024


To schedule a food drive or make a food donation to CCIA
585-394-7450 x 311
Yates County Residents- Must Register
Finger Lakes Produce Auction, 3691 Route 14A, Penn Yan 14527 (11AM)
People can register online or call Yates OFA at: 315-536-5515 or Yates DSS at: 315-536-5183 and follow the prompts. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • TBA

Food Pantries

Friendship House - 5614 William St. Middlesex, NY 14507
  • Hours: Wednesday 3-6pm, Friday/Saturday 11am-3pm (subject to change)
  • Bread Shed: 8-7pm Daily when pantry is closed
  • Food pantry for Marcus Whitman CSD and thrift store for anyone
Gorham Food Pantry - 4661 Dewey Ave. Gorham, NY 14461
  • Hours: 2-4pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays 12-3pm (subject to change)
  • Ontario County Residents
Gorham United Methodist Church - 4746 South St. Gorham  NY  14461 
  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-4pm, and Saturday 2-4pm
Milly's Pantry - 19 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527
  • Hours: 10am-4pm - Monday-Saturday (subject to change)
  • 315-694-7350
Food for the Needy - 224 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527
  • Mornings on the 4th Friday of each month (Subject to Change)

2-1-1 Life Line

Ontario County: 211/LIFE LINE:

Provides information and referral for human services and crisis/ suicide prevention services serving Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Ontario, Livingston, and Seneca County. 211/LIFE LINE is committed to providing compassionate service for those struggling and in crisis.

Yates County/Southern Tier 2-1-1

Types of Needs Often Identified by 211 Contact Specialists:

  • Basic Human Needs– including food and clothing banks, shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance.
  • Physical and Mental Health– including health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, and drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.
  • Work Support – including financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs.
  • Support for Older Americans and People with Disabilities – including adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation, and homemaker services.
  • Children, Youth and Family Support – including childcare, after-school programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.
  • Suicide Prevention – referral to suicide prevention help organizations. Some 211 contact centers are blended centers, meaning that they are also a 988 center. But all 211 contact specialists are trained to identify active suicide ideation, stabilize the situation, and connect the person directly to the most appropriate help needed.
  • Disaster Response and Recovery – information and referrals to available resources to support response and recovery efforts as directed by Emergency Management, Public Health, and other disaster response organizations.