Tompkins County Free Food Listing
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Tompkins County Free Food Listing

Announcement from Friendship Donations Network:

Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit: (Updated July 1, 2015.)

Monday – Friday:

Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 pm.
Food is shared with Freedom Village USA.
Lansing Food Pantry, 7/27 only. The Rink 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing, 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Caroline Food Pantry, 1st and 3rd Mondays. Brooktondale Community Center, 524 Valley Road, Brooktondale, 5:30-7:00pm.

Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, 1:00 – 2:00pm.
Healthy Tuesdays at Groton Public Library, 112 East Cortland St., Groton., 6:00pm.

Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water St., Candor, 3:00-5:30pm.

Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 4-4:45 pm. No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday.
Food is shared with Community Justice Center/Alternatives to Incarceration.
Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only. Danby residents only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Rd., Danby, 3:00-6:00pm.

Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3-6pm.
Food is shared with non-profit programs: Cayuga Addiction and Recovery Services; Dryden O.U.R.S and Y.O.U.R.S.; Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard; New Roots Charter School; Rescue Mission; Second Wind Cottages; outreach to low-wage work sites, senior housing and rural families.

Free hot meal served at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca. Saturday 12pm; Sunday 3pm (not an FDN program).
1st Saturday: Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 12-2pm. No SSCC pantry on July 4.
1st Saturday: Food for All, Lodi’s Community Pantry, Lodi Whittier Library, 2155 E. Seneca St., Lodi, 12pm-3pm on July 4; Effective July 11: 3pm-6pm.
1st Saturday: King Ferry Pantry, 8703 Route 90, King Ferry, 9am-12pm
2nd Saturday: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams, 1pm.
3rd Saturday: Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca Community Room, 12pm.
3rd Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry. 507 N. Albany St., Ithaca, 12-3pm
4th Saturday: McLean Community Church Pantry. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15pm.
Last Saturday: Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 12-2pm.
Sundays (Alternating Weeks):

West Village Apartments Distribution. (7/12, 7/26) Chestnut St., Ithaca, 12:30 pm.
Overlook Apartments. (7/12, 7/26) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12:00 – 12:30pm.
Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry. (7/5, 7/19) 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, 12:00 – 2:00pm.
Distribution to housing communities in downtown Ithaca. (7/5, 7/19).
For a complete listing of daily pantries, see:
Ithaca Journal, “Daily Events”, page 2B
Weekly Advantage/Pennysaver
Tompkins Weekly
Founded in 1988 by Sara Pines, MSW, Ph.D., Friendship Donations Network’s mission is to rescue fresh nutritious food from stores and farms that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. This is accomplished by an extensive network of volunteers who pick up donations of mostly perishable excess and day-old food and deliver them to pantries and programs that serve in excess of 2,100 people weekly. We divert over 500,000 lbs. of good food from the landfill each year!

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