Ontario County Public Health is excited to pilot a new healthy food drive initiative called Nourish Your Neighbor (NYN). NYN is an educational food drive initiative that works with both the community and food pantries to increase the number of healthy foods available at the pantries. The goal is to provide education about healthy food options and encourage their donation to pantries. Ontario County Public Health is working locally with Eat Smart NY, Cornell Cooperative Extension, SNAP, SPCC WIC, Finger Lakes Community College, Boy Scouts of America and the United Way of Ontario County on this project. Eight local food pantries are also involved in the pilot.
The program started with outreach to food pantries and raising community awareness through advertising. Next steps are working with the Boy Scout’s Scouting for Food in the fall and United Way of Ontario County food drives in early 2019.
Keep an eye out for Nourish Your Neighbor advertisements coming soon this summer and fall. Remember to Nourish Your Neighbor by providing healthy options when you donate food to the community.
Participating Food Pantries
We are thrilled to have the following food pantries participating in NYN healthy food pantry initiative.
Victor Farmington Food Cupboard
Naples Open Cupboard
Blessing Room (Bloomfield)
Salvation Army (Geneva)
Center for Concern (Geneva)
Honeoye Community Food Pantry
Twin Cities Food Cupboard (Red Jacket School District)
Canandaigua Churches in Action Zion Fellowship (Canandaigua)
Wellspring Church Food Inc. (Clifton Springs)
Are you looking for a food pantry near you? Call 2-1-1 for a list of local food pantries.
Nourish You Neighbor by Donating Healthy Foods to Local Food Pantries
Not Sure What Food Items to Donate?
Here is a list!
Nourish Your Neighbor Billboards and Bus Wraps!
Have you seen us in your Neighborhood? Check out our new billboards and bus wraps. Be sure to donate healthy foods to your local food pantries. Not sure where your local food pantry is? Call 2-1-1 today!
Nourish Your Neighbor News
Nourish Your Neighbor is in the news!
Nourish Your Neighbor is working hard to increase awareness for health food donations. We are excited to share recent media coverage of our efforts. Check out the interview on WXXI.