Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

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Food and Fund Drives

Food & Fund Drive Information 
Food Drive Participation Form
Enhance Your Food & Fund Drive
Parties With a Purpose (coming soon)

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, brochures and collection boxes.

Contact Missy Knowles at 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

Click here to download a shopping list (coming soon)
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

When entering the Food Bank of the Southern Tier parking lot, proceed to the left side of the building, to the Agency Pickup Area. A Food Bank staff member will help you unload, weigh your food and provide with a poundage receipt for your records. Food drive donations can be dropped off during regular business hours.

For more information contact:
Missy Knowles, Food Sourcing Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4029 or email

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