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 the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. For more than 40 years, we have leveraged the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities. Through good stewardship, innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of community partners to eradicate both the symptoms and root causes of hunger. Foodlink’s community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in under served communities. We empower individuals and families to make healthy choices through nutrition education initiatives. Our food banking operations distribute millions of pounds of food to a network of nonprofit members. The Foodlink Community Kitchen nourishes thousands of children daily with healthy meals, slices locally grown apples, and prepares people for culinary careers through a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program. Learn more about how we are transforming lives and 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. DAVID ROBERTSON
    DAVID ROBERTSON gave a $130.65 donation
    10 months ago · Like
  2. Jeanette Vesz
    Jeanette Vesz gave a $263.73 donation
    11 months ago · Like
  3. An anonymous donation of $60 has been made to support Foodlink Events
    about 1 year ago · Like
  4. 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.
    about 1 year ago · Like
  5. 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.
    about 1 year ago · Like
  6. Lia Crede
    Lia Crede gave a $26.37 donation to support Foodlink Events
    about 1 year ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $26.37 has been made
    about 1 year ago · Like
  8. Kristine and Marvin Mich
    Kristine and Marvin Mich gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Mary Mich
    about 1 year ago · Like
  9. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    Step one of our installation!

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

    COOL CUCUMBER!

    about 1 year ago · Like
  19. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    EXCITING EGGPLANT

    about 1 year ago · Like
  20. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    BEAUTIFUL BASIL!

    about 1 year ago · Like
  21. Juliana Stefani
    Juliana Stefani

    Check out what's growing in our Hoop House!

    about 1 year ago · Like
  22. An anonymous donation of $42.45 has been made
    about 1 year ago · Like
  23. Marcus Ebenhoe
    Marcus Ebenhoe gave a $10.73 donation
    about 1 year ago · Like
  24. Julianne Wise
    Julianne Wise gave a $52.44 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: RIA Students!
    about 1 year ago · Like