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Working together to build & sustain hunger-free communities throughout the Southern Tier.

Serving Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Volunteer Today!

Our clients, donors, volunteers and partners all have something to share. Read their stories and learn how you can get involved.

Feed Neighbors. Feed Hope.

Your gift will go a long way to feed more people in need who are struggling with hunger today. $1 provides 3 meals for our neighbors across the Southern Tier.

Why Advocacy Work Matters

Decisions made by our elected officials have a huge impact on the supply of food available to the Food Bank and on the overall demand for charitable food assistance.

A Team Effort

By holding a food drive with your friends, family, or coworkers, you can help put an end to hunger and provide foods that people in our community need most.

Campaigns & Events

Learn more about our different campaigns and events to take part in helping those in need.


1 Month of Meals


10 Bags of Groceries


40 BackPack Packs


The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is carefully monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). A Coronavirus Contingency Planning Task Force, led by the Feeding America Disaster Services team and leaders from member food banks across the nation, is actively supporting regional food banks as we all prepare to continue our operations and distribute food to the people and communities we serve.

The Food Bank is actively consulting with Feeding America, FEMA , local VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), and the USDA. Our network is leveraging other partners who are in a position to support measures to ensure access to food for the most vulnerable members of our communities during this situation. We are reaching out to the school districts and agencies we serve to determine how we can work together to meet the need.

We are continuing to serve our communities with a heightened awareness of increased need and disease prevention. Our organization has always implemented strict food safety measures. The safety of our staff, volunteers and clients is of utmost importance and we are including additional steps for extra sanitation to keep our facility, food and people as safe as possible during this potential threat.

People Served Each Week


of People Served are Children

of Every Dollar Donated

Square Miles Serviced

Recent News

A message from the President & CEO

Dear Friends, It’s amazing how much the world can change in a week, with COVID-19 now impacting every aspect of our lives.  We are doing our best here at the Food Bank to balance the needs of the community with the health of our staff,...

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03/28/2020The Food Bank will hold a drive-through Community Food Distribution for STEUBEN COUNTY RESIDENTSWednesday, April 1, 10am-noonSteuben County Fairgrounds, 15 E. Washington St., BathPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; first come, first served....

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Kids’ Farmers Market at School

Kids’ Farmers Market at School

Just before winter break, children flooded the hallways at Enfield Elementary School in Tompkins County with handmade t-shirt bags loaded with produce slung over their shoulders. Kids in Taura McMeekin’s third-grade class gathered in a circle and dumped...

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If you are in need of assistance, find a nearby food pantry or meal program near you