St. Lawrence to Host USDA Food Box Distribution July 30 in Canton

Released July 21, 2020

A USDA Food Box Distribution Program will be held at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with no registration necessary and will be held in the University's Parking Lot J, which is the last parking lot on the left on Park Street heading out of Canton. Visitors to campus are required to wear face coverings while attending the event.

Staff and volunteers will be present to provide curbside pick-up of family style grocery boxes. Families will receive a total of three boxes, including a box of frozen meats, a box of produce and a box of dairy products. Products will be provided while they last and the program will end when all products have been distributed. No early arrivals please.

The USDA Food Box Distribution Program is part of the Federal COVID-19 Food Assistance Program. The program is intended to purchase surplus commodities to assist farms and food businesses while making products available for free to those suffering from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

This specific event is made possible by the work of St. Lawrence University, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, the Church and Community Program and GardenShare. Local distributors, such as Renzi Foodservice, deliver the products to non-profit partners who manage distribution to local families and individuals.

Direct questions to Carlene Doane, Associate Director of GardenShare at 315-261-8054 or Ashlee Downing-Duke, Associate Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at 315-229-5135.


Article sourced from St. Lawrence University.