Foodlink Urban Farm Expansion

Foodlink Urban Farm Expansion

About This Campaign

Foodlink’s Lexington Avenue Urban Farm is undergoing a transformation. In the past year, we have engaged with community members and landscape architecture firms to plan for the expansion and beautification of the farm and the surrounding property. Our plans include increased play opportunities for children and a more welcoming community space for the neighborhood. We’ve received grant funding and private support to cover a majority of the costs, however we are now seeking public support to help us reach our goal!

The Lexington Avenue Urban Farm, located at 631 Lexington Ave., sits on 1.3 acres of an old Rochester subway bed. Since 2012, the farm has provided land for the local refugee population to grow crops for their families in one of Rochester’s poorest neighborhoods. The farm also serves as a commercial growing operation for Foodlink to harvest food for its community kitchen, which serves thousands of meals daily to Rochester children; and for the Curbside Market – our mobile farmers market that travels to under served communities. The farm continues to expand, and now includes dozens of raised beds, an apiary, an orchard and an 80-foot hoop house. We look forward to utilizing this vibrant piece of property to the fullest in the years ahead, and fostering greater community health among people of all backgrounds. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 631 Lexington Avenue
  • Rochester, NY 14613
  • USA

This project was made possible by the generous suppport from

Foodlink, Inc.

Campaign to Support Foodlink, Inc.

Foodlink is a community food resource center and the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany,  Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne,Wyoming, and Yates counties. We leverage the power of food to transform lives,end hunger and build healthier communities. Through good stewardship,innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of partners and stakeholders to eradicate both the symptoms and root causes of hunger. Our suite of food access programs provides new access points to nutritious and affordable food in under-served communities. Our team of nutrition educators empowers people at risk of diet-related illness with the skills and knowledge to make healthy choices. Our food banking operations distribute millions of pounds of food to a network of hundreds of human service agencies throughout our service area. The Foodlink Community Kitchen prepares and delivers thousands of meals daily for Rochester children, supports our regional agricultural economy by slicing locally grown apples, and hosts a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program to train individuals with barriers to employment for careers in the regional food industry. Learn more about how we are creating healthy futures for every community we serve at www.foodlinkny.org,or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @foodlinkny.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Foodlink Events
Foodlink Events
12574
$125.74 of $500 (25%)
12574
$125.74

The Lexington Avenue Urban Farm, located at 631 Lexington Ave. in northwest Rochester, sits on 1.3 acres of an old Rochester subway bed. Since 2012, the farm has provided land for the local refugee population to grow crops for their families in one of Rochester’s poorest neighborhoods. The farm also serves as a commercial growing operation for Foodlink to harvest food for its community kitchen, which serves thousands of meals daily to Rochester children; and for the Curbside Market – our mobile farmers market that travels to under served communities. The farm continues to expand, and now includes dozens of raised beds, an apiary, an orchard and an 80-foot hoop house. We look forward to utilizing this vibrant piece of property to the fullest in the years ahead, and fostering greater community health among people of all backgrounds. Thank you in advance for your support. 

  1. Jacob Adams
    Jacob Adams gave a $104.58 donation to support Foodlink Events
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  2. Amy Meisner
    Amy Meisner gave a $26.37 donation
    Thank you for the good work you do!
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  3. Mark Dwyer
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  4. Neil Blumberg
    Neil Blumberg gave a $261 donation
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  5. Jes  Scannell
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  6. An anonymous donation has been made to support Foodlink Events
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  7. David Browning
    David Browning gave a $26.37 donation
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  8. Jacques Delettrez
    Jacques Delettrez gave a $52.44 donation
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  9. Foodlink, Inc.
    Foodlink, Inc.

    COOL CUCUMBER!

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    Foodlink, Inc.

    EXCITING EGGPLANT

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    Foodlink, Inc.

    BEAUTIFUL BASIL!

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  12. Foodlink, Inc.
    Foodlink, Inc.

    Check out what's growing in our Hoop House!

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  13. An anonymous donation of $42.45 has been made
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  14. Marcus Ebenhoe
    Marcus Ebenhoe gave a $10.73 donation
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  15. Julianne Wise
    Julianne Wise gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: RIA Students!
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