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Food Distribution

Rochester Grab & Go Meal Finder App 

With schools having closed during the COVID-19 Emergency, the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District have partnered to serve children pre-packaged breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This app will help you find the closest distribution site by entering your address into the search box or selecting “Use Current Location.” Click here to view the full-screen version of the map.

Rochester Meal Distribution Dashboard 

To view the City’s Meal Tracker Dashboard that shows the total meals served to date by location and type, please click here


Foodlink’s Emergency Food Supply Boxes Program 

Beginning June 1, Foodlink will resume drive-through distribution of grocery boxes for families in need of food during this crisis. A typical box may include: pasta, pasta sauce, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned tuna, cereal, and other foods. Some perishable goods – such as dairy products, eggs, and produce – may also be available. Please see Foodlink’s website here for more information on locations and schedules. 

Free Restaurant Home Delivery for Seniors

The City of Rochester is collaborating with 20 restaurants to deliver meals to area seniors, age 60 and over, who live within the city Limits and are unable to travel to access food due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The City Department of Neighborhood and Business Development has awarded each restaurant with a Restaurant Grants of up to $15,000 to prepare free meals for delivery to area seniors for up to three months. The City is contracting with Goodwill of the Finger Lakes 211/LIFE LINE Mission program to facilitate the enrollment and delivery process.

Starting Monday, Aug. 3, seniors residing in the city seeking to receive meals can call 211 (or text 898-211) 24 hours a day, seven days a week to enroll in the program and order a meal.


Seven days advance notice is required on meal orders and the first orders will be ready for delivery August 10. Senior can order up to three meals a week and place one month’s worth of orders per call.


The restaurants are:

  • Ludwig’s Center Stage Café, 25  Gibbs St.;

  • Munchie’s ROC City Empanadas, 154 N. Clinton Ave.;

  • Allegiant Restaurant, 801 S. Plymouth Ave.;

  • The Acorn Exchange, 75 S. Clinton Ave.;

  • India House Restaurant, 998 S. Clinton Ave.;

  • Lorraine’s Food Factory, 777 Culver Rd.;

  • Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food, 642 Monroe Ave.;

  • Marty’s On Park, 703 Park Ave.;

  • Caribbean Heritage Restaurant, 719 S. Plymouth Ave.;

  • D&L Tropical Sensations, 1005 Genesee St.;

  • Unkl Moe's BBQ and Catering, 493 West Ave.;

  • Arnett Café, 332 Arnett Blvd.;

  • Borinquen Bakery and Restaurant, 1195 N. Clinton Ave.;

  • El Pilon Criollo, 973 N. Clinton Ave.;

  • Tricia’s Kitchen, 1014 Hudson Ave.;

  • Nin’s Restaurant, 1049 Hudson Ave.;

  • Taste of Bahamas, 4705 Lake Ave.;

  • Kandis Food and Drink, 701 Lake Ave.;

  • El Sazón Restaurant, 144 Lyell Ave.;

  • El Divino Restaurant, 1149 Lyell Ave.

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