Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Food pantries offer more than canned goods

The Friendship Donation Network (FDN) is a local organization that recovers and redistributes fresh food to those in need. For example, donations of usable but blemished produce are collected from grocery stores and then offered to families at food pantries.

According to the FDN website, as many as 2,100 people are served weekly through 24 hunger programs and each pantry receives about 1,000-1,500 pounds of mostly fresh, perishable food donations daily – fruits, vegetables, assorted breads and pastries, assorted groceries, variety of dairy and deli items, eggs, pizzas and more.

Here's a list of food pantries from FDN:

www.friendshipdonation.org (607) 272-6758



*MONDAY, Wednesday and Friday – noon; Tuesday/Thursday – 6 pm: COMMUNITY meal at Loaves and Fishes, 210 N. Cayuga St. THIS IS NOT a pantry. Everyone is welcome!

TUESDAYS: Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry. Seneca nr Geneva St., Ithaca 1:00 to 1:45

WEDNESDAYS: Bread of Life Food Pantry, Candor Rt 96, across from Post Office, 2 :30-4:30 pm 2nd and 4th week ; 5 - 7 pm 1st, 3rd and 5th Week

COMMUNITY meal at Noon at Loaves and Fishes, 210 N. Cayuga St. All welcome!

THURSDAYS: Halsey Valley Pantry, GAR building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, NY, 4–4:45 Except 3rd Thursday of month.
COMMUNITY meal at 6:PM, at Loaves and Fishes, 210 N. Cayuga St. All welcome!

ON THURSDAY prior to 3rd Friday –Danby food pantry- Danby Federated Church, 6 - 8pm. Limited to Danby residents only

COMMUNITY meal at 6:00PM, at Loaves and Fishes, 210 N. Cayuga St. All welcome!

FRIDAYS: Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry, Interlaken, NY, 3 – 6 pm.
COMMUNITY meal at Noon at Loaves and Fishes, 210 N. Cayuga St. All welcome!
3rd Friday, shared with Danby Food Pantry 4 to 6pm. Limited to Danby residents

Every Saturday: Community meal at Salvation Army, Noon, 150 N. Albany St. “Our Brothers our Sisters Table”. ALL WELCOME!
1st Catlin Methodist Church. Catlin, NY
2nd Saturday: #1: Workers Center Pantry, Linderman Creek, Comm. Rm #1, noon
#2: Reach Out to Christ Church pantry, Johnson Rd. Etna, NY, 2-3pm
3rd Saturday: Maranatha Church, Elmira, NY
4th Saturday; McLean Community Church: Church St. McLean, NY, Pantry 1:30-2:15
5th Saturday, Youth Bureau and deliveries to rural trailer parks
Alternating Sunday,Overlook Apartments, Community Room, noon – 12:30
Outreach to rural families in trailer parks and low-income housing
Every Sunday, Community meal,Salvation Army 3pm, 150 N. Albany St. All welcome!

*Daily pantry listings, see Ithaca Journal, “Daily Events”; Weekly:Advantage/ Pennysaver; Tompkins Weekly; and 211
Eligibility: Pantries for low to moderate income persons. No questions! No ID!
LIMIT: 1 pantry p/week per household. Non-profit 501c3. Mostly volunteer-run

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