RIT FoodShare Pre-Packaged Grocery Bag Requests

RIT FoodShare remains dedicated to serving and supporting all local members of the RIT community as the university, country, and world continue to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. In order to reduce the health risks for our staff and the people we serve, we are implementing changes to our normal operations that eliminate in-person "supermarket-style" shopping and replace it with a request and pickup process that will encourage social distancing and minimize person-to-person contact at the RIT FoodShare Center.

In order to facilitate these changes, we have implemented an online request process which will be used to place requests for food items to be picked up at a reserved time. RIT FoodShare staff will, subject to item availability, pack the items you request in grocery bags and have them ready for pickup at the scheduled time.

How to request pre-packaged groceries and schedule a pickup time

Scheduled pickups will occur every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-7pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm beginning August 20, 2020 and running throughout the Spring Semester.  For Summer 2021, pickups will occur on Monday from 2pm-7pm, Wednesday from 12noon-5pm and Friday from 2pm-7pm.  To request items, please select a form that is associated with the week in which you would like the pick up.  After completing the form, you will be re-directed to select an event to schedule a time to pick-up your grocery bag. Select the event for the day you want to pick up your requested items, then register for a specific time slot (they are in ten minute intervals to facilitate physical distancing). Please note that due to high demand, and in the interest of protecting everyone's health through social distancing, any requests that are made without scheduling a pickup time cannot be fulfilled.

All pickups will take place at the RIT FoodShare Center (located at 113 Kimball Drive, in the Riverknoll apartment complex next to the laundry room).

Eligibility

The RIT FoodShare Center does not require any proof of need from visitors, and we are open to any RIT students, staff/faculty members, or alumni who are food insecure or are suffering financial hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic. However, due to the elevated strain on our resources at this time, we request that if you are financially able to do so, please look into the following resources for grocery or meal delivery before placing an request with RIT FoodShare:

If you are not able to make use of the above options, we are here to support your food needs during this time of crisis. For additional emergency food resources available in the Greater Rochester community: