Local venues support the Rochester Community

A recent article by Sheila Livadas in the Democrat & Chronicle highlighted the efforts that restaurants and wineries are making to support those in need in Rochester and the surrounding area. Recently, two Rochester-area establishments have launched their own efforts to support the hungry in the community.

Critic’s on the Mall (criticsonthemall.com/), a restaurant in Greece offers two-for-one dinner specials from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Patrons who want to partake in the special offer must make a substantial food or monetary donation to Foodlink (foodlinkny.org), a Rochester-based organization that provides food and other staples to those in need.  For a $1 breakfast coupon, Critic’s will accept donations (monetary or suggested items) to the Foodlink BackPack program, which provides bagged lunches to children during school breaks.

Donations can be made at 362 Greece Ridge Center Drive.

Bully Hill Vineyards (bullyhillcom) and its distributor, Southern Wine and Spirits, based in the Keuka Lake area, have teamed up and are donating $1 to five different food banks for every case of Bully Hill wine sold in upstate New York. The offer began July 1st and will continue until the end of the year. Foodlink and Food Bank of the Southern Tier are two agencies that will benefit from the effort.

Bully Hill is located at 8843 Greyton H. Taylor Memorial Drive, Hammondsport, Steuben County.

Tracy Jong Law Firm applauds Critic’s, Bully Hill and Southern Wine and Spirits for their efforts and commitment to balancing business with supporting their community.