Brendan McDonough/Livingston County News File Photo A volunteer prepares to place food in the back of a vehicle during a food distribution event last month at Dansville Central School. The event was organized by Foodlink and Livingston County. A similar event is scheduled for May 16 at the school. Pre-registration is required.

GENESEO – Foodlink, a regional food bank serving a 10-county region that includes Livingston County, has announced two additional food distributions to help Livingston County residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Close to 700 households were served during the last round of food distribution. This speaks to the current demand for food support throughout our community during this challenging time,” said Angela Ellis, deputy administrator for Livingston County.

A 25-pound box of non-perishable, emergency food items will be distributed at each event.

The drive-through distribution events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 16 at Dansville Central School, 282 Main St., Dansville; and from 3 to 5 p.m. May 20 at Geneseo Central School, 4050 Avon Geneseo Rd. The events are open to all Livingston County residents.

As with previous events, pre-registration is required and available positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. No walk ups will be accepted.

Both events will involve no-touch distribution. Proper social distancing will be maintained at all times in order to protect the health and safety of registrants and volunteers.

Registration is for Livingston County residents is open and will close once capacity is reached. Only one registrant per household is allowed.

People can register by phone or online. To register by phone, call (585) 243-7110 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Friday. To register online, go to https://tinyurl.com/FoodlinkLivCo.

People coming to the events are asked to stay in their vehicles and put a piece of paper with your first and last name in the window facing out for volunteers to see.

Foodlink is also asking people to have the vehicle’s trunks cleaned out. The box of emergency food will be placed into the trunk of each vehicle. Once the trunk is closed a volunteer will tap the trunk and driver may drive away.

Drivers are reminded to make sure their vehicle has enough gas as there may be delays depending on volume of those receiving food.

These are the fifth and six distribution events hosted by Foodlink and Livingston County. The previous events also took place at Dansville and Geneseo Central schools.

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