RG&E Announces Partnership with Foodlink

Joseph E. Robach

January 13, 2011

RG&E Partners With Foodlink to Help Keep Winter Winds at Bay

Rochester, NY RG&E will hand out reusable grocery bags filled with easy-to-install weatherization supplies at seven upcoming food distributions hosted by Foodlink. The supplies will include an insulation kit for three windows, a roll of weather stripping for sealing windows and doors, and 10 switch/outlet sealers.

RG&E representatives will also be on hand to distribute information and answer questions about the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), RG&E’s new Energy Assistance Program for low income customers and how to use energy wisely.

“Our goal in partnering with Foodlink is to add even more value to the vital services the organization provides to the less fortunate in our communities,” said Terri Van Brooker, director - customer service at NYSEG and RG&E.

The Schedule

  • Monday, January 17, noon to 1 p.m.

      Salem Nutrition Center, 60 Bittner Street, Rochester

  • Friday, January 21, noon to 1:15 p.m.

      St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen, 681 Brown Street, Rochester

  • Tuesday, January 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

      Irondequoit Community Cupboard, 4275 Culver Road, Rochester

  • Wednesday, January 26, 10 to 11 a.m.

      Salvation Army Temple Corps Food Pantry, 915 North Clinton Avenue, Rochester

  • Friday, January 28, 11 a.m. to noon

      Salvation Army Emergency & Family Services Program, 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester

Foodlink is the Feeding America regional food bank that rescues and redistributes over

11 million pounds of food annually to a network of 450 member agencies in a 10-county area in Central and Western New York.