Foodlink is partnering to offer free meals on Christmas Day

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — In Rochester, nearly 26% of people face food insecurity according to Feeding America. Foodlink, which serves the ten-county region around Rochester, is partnering with other organizations to make sure everyone can enjoy a fresh-cooked meal on Christmas Day.

Asbury Dining & Caring Center is offering meals starting at 7 a.m. at 1050 East Ave. In addition, the Open Door Mission’s Samaritan House at 210 West Main St. is offering meals starting at 6:30 p.m.

Foodlink has partnered all this week of provide meals. On Sunday, a Meal and More hosted a Christmas Eve lunch at its soup kitchen with lasagna, salad, and the very popular peach cobbler.

Organizers say the meal was especially important for people who weren’t able to gather with family for the holidays.

“There’s a huge need in Rochester and many of us have lived in the City of Rochester for a long time and our children grew up here. It’s our way of giving back and making sure our neighbors who are less fortunate have a very good meal,” said Lois Jones, Vice President, A Meal and More.

A Meal and More provides free meals every Wednesday and Sunday at its kitchen at Christ Church on East Avenue in the city.