Do you know of a community program that could use free food?
Friendship Donations Network is Ithaca’s food rescue organization. We rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistribute it to neighbors in need throughout Tompkins County and beyond. We provide food donations to community programs, including food pantries, low-income housing communities, and low-wage worksites, among other places. A full list of our program partners is on our website. Each week 2,000 people are served, and nearly 1,400 pounds of good food is diverted each day from the landfill. Sometimes we have extra food available and we would like to connect with people and programs in the community who can help distribute this food.
A network of 200 volunteers and one part-time employee accomplish those goals with the food donations from local supermarkets, bakeries, farms, dining halls, farmers and food processors. View our current list of food donors on our website. Do you know of local businesses or farms that could be donating excess food?
Since its start in 1988, FDN has served a vital role in providing healthy food to needy households, while helping our community reduce the amount of useable food being thrown away.
Please contact Meaghan at 216-9522 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas about possible food distribution sites, food donors, or to get involved with FDN.