New Resources for Food Delivery and Safe Rides to Covid-19 Testing
ITHACA, NY – April 21, 2020 – Local residents have new options for food delivery and transportation to the Cayuga Health Sampling Site due to recent actions taken by a group of transportation service providers and partner agencies including United Way of Tompkins County, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Human Services Coalition, Tompkins County Health Department, TCAT, Center for Community Transportation and Way2Go.
Free and safe rides in a sanitized vehicle now are available for individuals scheduled for COVID-19 testing at the Cayuga Health Sampling Site located at The Shops at Ithaca Mall. Individuals first must register for testing online at www.cayugahealth.org or by calling 607-319-5708, then call 2-1-1 between 8:30am and 5:00pm to schedule a ride with ASAP cab company. There is no charge for this service.
For emergency or regular food delivery, individuals should call 2-1-1 between 8:30am and 5:00pm for assistance. Emergency food requests will be directed to the United Way of Tompkins County which is organizing deliveries from the food hub via Gadabout.
To support these efforts, individuals may volunteer to deliver goods by bicycle, and can be set up with a bike delivery rig if one is needed. More information is available at: https://www.bikewalktompkins.org/covid-19
Way2Go is a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County that works to keep the Tompkins County community informed of the various transportation changes and emerging solutions arising in response to COVID-19. Visit Way2Go.org for news and updates. We ask that you do your part to share this information with your staff, clients and neighbors to ensure anyone in need has access to these resources.
Last updated May 17, 2020