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Friendship Donations Network Seeking Volunteers

The Friendship Donation Network has put out a call for new volunteers to help with their food rescue projects. They are seeking volunteers to “prevent good food from being wasted and ensure that it gets to people in our community who need it most.” Shifts are flexible and volunteers can do an amount of work […]

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2017 Season of FDN’s Food Donation Hubs

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 […]

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Friendship Donations Network Food Distribution Programs

Taken from the Friendship Donations Network website: FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_July17 Mondays: 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 […]

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Rainbow Healing Center of America 4th of July Fundraiser

Announcement from Rainbow Healing Center of America: You’re invited! 4th of July Annual Fundraiser  for the Rainbow Healing Center of America July 4th Time: 11am to 4pm Place: 225 S. Fulton St Ithaca, NY Food by Chef A.I. Armstrong Music of Yesterday and Today’s Hits Sponsored by: Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Herbs from Rainbow Garden […]

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Waste Less Food: Feed More People!

Join the movement to avoid wasting good food – by getting it to the people who need it!  In this session, GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) has partnered with leading food recovery efforts, featuring  Friendship Donations Network and  Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management  decades of experience. This networking session includes a panel of experienced speakers, and round table […]

Farm to Truck Fundraiser
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Farm to Truck Fundraiser Wednesday, June 28

On Wednesday, June 28, Stick and Stone Farm in Ithaca will be hosting a fundraiser benefiting Healthy Food For All. Called the Farm to Truck Fundraiser, this event is free to attend and features local food vendors and live music. Healthy Food For All provides low-income residents with access to local produce through subsidized Community […]

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Study: Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

by Krishna Ramanujan This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle. A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that […]

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Do you know of a community program that could use free food?

From Friendship Donations Network: 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 […]

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Foodnet Meals on Wheels Picnic

Announcement from Foodnet: What? It’s that time again! Foodnet Meals on Wheels is about to celebrate our 30th annual picnic and you’re invited. The picnic is always a great place to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. It’s also a way to meet the Foodnet Meals on Wheels staff.  Where? The […]

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Friendship Donations Network on WRFI

From the WRFI Human Rights Show: Meaghan Sheehan Rosen and Art Pearce from the Friendship Donations Network (FDN) talk about how the organization is rescuing surplus food and distributing it to food pantries and other sites across the county. Every year they distribute 500,000 pounds of food in Tompkins County and every week this services […]