COVID-19 Resources – FAQ

Below are a series of answers to some of the common questions that you might have when trying to find essential items and needs.

How can I get food assistance?

If you can get transportation to a food shelf, you can find the food shelf locations and how to receive food here.

If you cannot get to a food shelf there are other opportunities to get food assistance:

  • You may send a proxy to pick up food on your behalf. View Proxy Guidelines HERE
  • Family Service Rochester provides Meals on Wheels. You can learn more about their meal programs HERE.

See other food resources in Rochester HERE.

Are there additional services for individuals over 60?

Find information on the Channel One Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors HERE

Find out more information about Family Service Rochester’s Meals on Wheels and Senior Cafe HERE.

Can I still get food from Rochester Public School’s Backpack Program?

With distance learning in place, the Channel One Backpack Program is not active at this time, yet there are still resources available to get food:

Where can I get ready to eat meals?

If you can leave your house and need food:

  • Find information on Salvation Army’s Lunch Program HERE
  • Some restaurants in and around Rochester are serving free meals to children, no questions asked. You can find an updated list of those restaurants, HERE.

If you cannot leave your house and need food:

  • Family Service Rochester provides Meals on Wheels. You can learn more about this service, HERE.

Where can I receive personal care and household items?

Family Service Rochester provides personal care and household items. You can learn more about this service, HERE.

Channel One COVID-19 Quick Links