Courtesy of the Friendship Donation Network:
Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost!
Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it!
This summer, gardeners and CSA members will have a convenient way to donate their extra vegetables, fruit and eggs, by dropping them off at one of 17 convenient Neighborhood Food Hubs located throughout Tompkins County.
Friendship Donations Network’s Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy. Simply drop off your extra vegetables, fruit and eggs at one of the Neighborhood Food Hubs, and they will be distributed by area food programs the next day. In the first four years of the program, local gardeners and CSA members donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce!
There is at least one active Neighborhood Food Hub on every day of the week from July 8 – October 15, with hubs located in Danby, Dryden, Groton, Ithaca, Newfield and Trumansburg. For a complete schedule and listing, visit https://friendshipdonations.org/hubs/. If you have questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-216-9522.
2017 Neighborhood Food Hub locations and schedule:
Belle Sherman, 604 Mitchell St., Tuesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cornell University Plant Science Building, Tuesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ecovillage, Tree Community Building dining room, Tuesday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Fall Creek, 411 N. Cayuga St., Saturday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fall Creek, 222 E. Falls St., Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 309 Highland Rd., Sunday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ithaca Children’s Garden, Wednesday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Ithaca Community Gardens, Carpenter Circle, Wednesday & Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Ithaca Farmer’s Market, Saturday & Sunday, during market hours.
Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Friday 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Tompkins County Mental Health Department, 201 E. Green St., Monday & Thursday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Danby Farms, 222 Bald Hill Road, Wednesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Morningsong Community Service Farm, corner of Hornbrook and Marsh Roads, Wednesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
22 South Street, Sunday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
Library, 112 E. Cortland St., Tuesday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 229 Main St, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
94 W. Main St., Monday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Purpose of Neighborhood Food Hubs
▪ Help home gardeners donate their extra garden bounty.
▪ Connect neighbors and communities to fresh, healthy, hyper-local food.
▪ Reduce waste.
How Hubs Help
▪ Improve community access to fresh food.
▪ Raise awareness about the impact of homegrown food.
▪ Rescue lovingly grown food from an untimely end at the compost heap.
About Friendship Donations Network:
Friendship Donations Network is our local 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 at friendshipdonations.org. Each week 2,000 people are served, and nearly 1,400 pounds of good food is diverted each day from the landfill.
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.
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.
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