Announcement from Friendship Donations Network (FDN): Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger. Since 1988. FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Updated December 1, 2013.
For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit: hsctc.org/food
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.
Monday, December 16:
Lansing Food Pantry. Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Rd, Lansing, 3-5pm.
Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry. Seneca near Geneva St., Ithaca, 1-1:45pm. No Immaculate Conception pantry on December 24.
Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water Street, Candor, 3:00-6:00pm. No Candor Pantry on December 25 and January 1.
Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 4-4:45 pm. No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday.
Snacks for Community Justice Center/Alternatives to Incarceration and Ithaca Youth Bureau programs.
Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only: December 19. Danby residents only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby, 3-6 pm.
Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3-6pm.
Northern Light Learning Center Pantry. First Baptist Church, 309 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, 12-1pm.
Food is shared with non-profit programs: Cayuga Addiction and Recovery Services; Youth Outreach Undergraduates Reshaping Success (Y.O.U.R.S.); GIAC; and 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: Catlin First Methodist Church Pantry. 402 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, 2-4pm.
2nd Saturday: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams, 1pm.
3rd Saturday: Pantry #1 Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca Community Room, 12-12:30pm.
3rd Saturday: Pantry #2 Sovereign Grace Baptist Church Pantry. 5 Front St, Addison, 11:45am.
4th Saturday: McLean Community Church. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15pm.
Sundays (Alternating Weeks):
West Village Apartments Distribution. (12/15, 12/29) Chestnut St, Ithaca, outside of Apt. 669. 2:30pm - 3pm.
Overlook Apartments. (12/15, 12/29) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12-12:30pm.
Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry. (12/8, 12/22) 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, 12-2pm.
Distribution to housing communities in downtown Ithaca. (12/8, 12/22).
Limit: 1 pantry per week.
Suggested Monthly Income: 1 person -$1,800; 2 people – $2,100; 3 people – up to $2,300; 4 people – to $2,600
For a complete listing of daily pantries, see:
Ithaca Journal, "Daily Events", page 2B