Headquartered in Rochester, Foodlink aims to end hunger in Rochester and surrounding counties.  To do so, Foodlink distributes food to its network of 500 nonprofits, serves meals through a commercial kitchen, and offers more than 30 food-related programs. In 2012, Foodlink launched a value-added processing (VAP) program to extend the shelf life of local agricultural products and train unemployed residents in preparing, processing, packaging, and marketing raw local products.  In 2014, the nonprofit distributed over 18 million pounds of food, offered more than 200 nutrition education courses, and earned 63 percent of its $32.8 million budget.

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