City, county officials announce food options for Rochester families amid coronavirus concerns

Updated: March 15, 2020 06:33 PM
Created: March 15, 2020 10:46 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Some city R-Centers and schools in the Rochester City School District will remain open during regular hours to help children and families.

County leaders and the president and CEO of Foodlink, Julie Tedesco, announced Sunday morning that Foodlink will provide prepackaged breakfast, lunch and dinner grab-and-meals at nine R-Centers and seven schools.


The following R-Centers will provide meals to school-age children from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, Monday through Friday:

- Adams Street - 85 Adams St.

- Avenue D - 200 Avenue D

- Carter Street - 500 Carter St.

- Tyshaun Cauldwell - 524 Campbell St.

- Frederick Douglass - 999 South Ave.

- Flint Street - 271 Flint St.

- David Gantt - 700 North St. 

- Trenton and Pamela Jackson (Clinton- Baden) - 485 N. Clinton Ave.

- Thomas Ryan - 530 Webster Ave.

The following schools will provide meals from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

- East Upper & Lower School - 1801 East Main St.

- Dr. Freddie Thomas Campus - 625 Scio St. 

- The former Jefferson High School - 1 Edgerton Park

- James Monroe High School - 164 Alexander Street

- John Williams School No. 5 - 555 Plymouth Ave.

- Wilson Foundation Academy - 200 Genesee St.

- School No. 42 - 3330 Lake Ave. 

Families needing assistance regarding food, shelter or non-medical services are asked to call Lifeline at 211.

The city's libraries will remain open during their regular hours through March 22. 

Local officials say families outside the city of Rochester who are eligible for free or reduced meals should check with their local school district to learn more information on food distribution in your district.

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