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
21211
$212.11 of $500 (42%)
21211
$212.11

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. Jeanette Vesz
    Jeanette Vesz gave a $263.73 donation
    12 days ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $60 has been made to support Foodlink Events
    2 months ago · Like
  3. Eric Lintala
    Eric Lintala gave a $313.14 donation
    We are so excited to support Lexington's growth in size and community involvement. We truly believe in the cause and are honored to donate on behalf of our new family.
    3 months ago · Like
  4. melissa matson
    melissa matson gave a donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Suzy Farrell
    A donation to Foodlink's Urban Farm Expansion in celebration of my friend Suzy's recent birthday, and in support of Foodlink's ongoing work in the Rochester area.
    3 months ago · Like
  5. Lia Crede
    Lia Crede gave a $26.37 donation to support Foodlink Events
    3 months ago · Like
  6. An anonymous donation of $26.37 has been made
    3 months ago · Like
  7. Kristine and Marvin Mich
    Kristine and Marvin Mich gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Mary Mich
    4 months ago · Like
  8. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    Step one of our installation!

    4 months ago · Like
  9. Jacob Adams
    Jacob Adams gave a $104.58 donation to support Foodlink Events
    4 months ago · Like
  10. Amy Meisner
    Amy Meisner gave a $26.37 donation
    Thank you for the good work you do!
    4 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  11. Mark Dwyer
    Mark Dwyer gave a donation
    4 months ago · Like
  12. Neil Blumberg
    Neil Blumberg gave a $261 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  13. Jes  Scannell
    Jes Scannell gave a donation
    4 months ago · Like
  14. An anonymous donation has been made to support Foodlink Events
    4 months ago · Like
  15. David Browning
    David Browning gave a $26.37 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  16. Jacques Delettrez
    Jacques Delettrez gave a $52.44 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  17. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    COOL CUCUMBER!

    4 months ago · Like
  18. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    EXCITING EGGPLANT

    4 months ago · Like
  19. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    BEAUTIFUL BASIL!

    4 months ago · Like
  20. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    Check out what's growing in our Hoop House!

    4 months ago · Like
  21. An anonymous donation of $42.45 has been made
    4 months ago · Like
  22. Marcus Ebenhoe
    Marcus Ebenhoe gave a $10.73 donation
    4 months ago · Like
  23. Julianne Wise
    Julianne Wise gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: RIA Students!
    4 months ago · Like