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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.
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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

People Served Each Week


of People Served are Children

of Every Dollar Donated

Square Miles Serviced

Recent News

Re-opening Mobile Food Pantries Across the Southern Tier

Re-opening Mobile Food Pantries Across the Southern Tier

When COVID-19 hit New York State and closures began to take place, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier was no longer able to safely host traditional Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs), where up to 150 households are served by standing in line to receive grocery items. In...

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Ready for anything

Ready for anything

Mask in place, Jim Luoma makes his way into the Enfield Food Pantry to a chorus of volunteers’ cheery greetings. His blue eyes crinkle and you can imagine the smile under his mask. “I don’t need a lot of dry goods. I have a lot already. Save that for someone who needs...

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Message from the President

Message from the President

From Natasha R. Thompson,President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Despite all the uncertainty and change that we’ve had to endure over the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed countless examples of resilience,...

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