Brendan McDonough/Livingston County News File Photo Volunteers wait to distribute 300 boxes of non-perishable, emergency food during a food distribution event in April at Dansville Central School that was organized by Livingston County and Foodlink. Food distribution events will continue through the summer.

Livingston County, Foodlink and five schools districts will host drive-through food distribution events throughout the summer.

The events will take place Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and rotate among school districts.

The goal of the food distributions is to assist households in need of food support during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to Livingston County residents only. Registration is not required.

Each vehicle will receive three boxes of prepackaged food, totaling about 75 pounds. The boxes will contain dairy, produce and other perishables.

The events will involve no-touch distribution. Proper social distancing will be maintained at all times in order to protect the health and safety of everyone at each location.

The schedule:

n July 1: Dansville Central School District, 282 Main St., Dansville.

n July 8: Geneseo Central School District, 4050 Avon Geneseo Rd., Geneseo.

n July 15: Mount Morris Central School District, 30 Bonadonna Ave., Mount Morris.

n July 22: Livonia Central School District, 2 Bulldog Blvd., Livonia.

n July 29: Caledonia-Mumford Central School District, 99 North St., Caledonia.

n Aug. 5: Dansville Central School.

n Aug. 12: Geneseo Central School.

n Aug. 19: Mount Morris Central School.

n Aug. 26: Livonia Central School.

Such events began in April and initially included a single 25-pound box of food. As the pandemic continued, additional events were scheduled with three boxes per vehicle and the addition of other products such as dairy.

“Livingston County is grateful for Foodlink’s allocation of food resources in our community,” Livingston County Administrator Ian M. Coyle said. “These food boxes are helping to combat food insecurity by providing fresh produce, dairy and meat to families.”

Anyone age 18 or older may accept food. Organizers ask that there be no early arrivals.

Depending on the number of vehicles picking up food boxes there could be a wait time at the event. Motorists should follow signs as they pull into the parking and be sure their vehicle has enough gas.

As with the pervious distributions, participants are asked to stay in their cars with the windows rolled up and write down the total number of people in the household and number of older adults, if any, on a piece of paper to be displayed in the vehicle’s window.

The distribution will also be contact-free delivery. Those receiving boxes should have their vehicle’s trunks cleaned out. Once food is placed in the trunk, the car will be tapped, and people can then drive away.

Foodlink is a regional food bank based in Rochester that serves a 10-county region that includes Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties,

For more information, e-mail foodlink@co.livingston.ny.us or call (585) 243-7110.

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