BackPack Food
Bulk Food


Help stock the shelves

By holding a food drive with your friends, family, or coworkers, you can help ensure that we receive and distribute the foods hungry people in our community need most. Contact the Food Bank of the Southern Tier for support and materials, including posters and collection barrels.

Contact Krista Matia to let us know about your food drive.

Most-needed food items

Boxed dry foods such as pasta and instant potatoes
Canned meats such as chili and stew
Canned fruits and vegetables

Note: Perishable, homemade, and home-canned items will not be accepted.

Food for kids

Focus your food drive on kids by collecting items for the BackPack Program™. 
Click here to download a BackPack Program™ Wish List.

Donation drop-off

Donations can be dropped off during regular business hours. When entering the Food Bank of the Southern Tier parking lot, park in the visitor parking area to the right and enter through the Main Entrance. Your donation will be handled in the front lobby area and a receipt provided for your records. If the volume of food is too large to be carried into the lobby, you will be asked to drive around to the loading dock area where unloading assistance will be available.

For more information contact:
Krista Matia, Donor and Community Engagement Manager
at 607.796.6061 x455 or email

388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4

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