$1.4 million in proposed funding awarded to Foodlink

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Thursday afternoon, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced $1.4 million in proposed funding for Foodlink.

It would be used to expand food access to families in our community. Foodlink’s proposal is one of almost 40 projects selected as part of Bring Monroe Back, the county’s plan to use federal funds to bounce back from the pandemic.

“I would say year ’round our need is always funds and this year that’s probably more true than ever before because of the cost of food,” said Terra Keller, chief operating and financial officer for Foodlink. “Foodlink has the highest purchasing food budget it’s ever had in its history, but the need is higher than ever and inflation is raising costs.”

This proposal allows Foodlink to serve quality, nutritious meals to families through programs like its meal delivery truck. It provides meals to under-served neighborhoods and to anyone in need.