LOWVILLE, N.Y. — With assistance from the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which aims to keep workers in the food industry employed and provide people in need with access to food on Saturday June 6th starting at 3- 5 pm or the 250 boxes are gone. Families and Seniors in need in Lewis County can come to the Lewis County Agricultural Fairgrounds to receive pre-packaged boxes of fresh produce, dairy, and pre-cooked meats at no cost.
There are no eligibility restrictions (such as income) for people to receive food boxes. This program is being offered through the Food Bank of Central New York and the Lowville Food Pantry with assistance from the Lewis County Agricultural Society, our Lewis County Sheriff and Lowville Village Police.
Volunteers will be there from various agencies/groups to help make the event go as smooth as possible. Proper social distancing, safety, and public health hygiene practices will be adhered to throughout the event. Patrons must remain in their vehicles at all times. All drivers are encouraged to wear a mask when picking up your product. Please pop your trunk or items will be put in your back seat. All social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed per Lewis County Public Health.
- Lowville Food Box Drive-thru time: 3-5 p.m., Saturday June 6th
- Location: Lewis County Fairgrounds. Follow signs and public safety officers directing traffic.
- Patrons will drive in on DeWitt Street and exit via Bostwick Street.
- Patrons will receive one Food Box per vehicle, approximately 45 lbs. of food
- Patrons must remain in their vehicles at all times.
- The Lowville Food Box Drive is for all Families and Seniors who are in need.
- Items are free.
For more details about the event, contact Lowville Food Pantry at (315) 376-7431.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lewis County