You can help our efforts to address hunger by writing letters to elected officials; making calls to elected officials; and participating in outreach activities through the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, our member agencies and other organizations.

Register to vote here!

Contact Senator Charles Schumer
Contact Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Contact Congressman Tom Reed

Contact Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

Contact Congress through Feeding America's hotline: (888) 398-8702

  • Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.
  • Connect to your Representative first.  Once you are connected to your Representative, state that you are a constituent and give your name and your hometown.  Be sure to give the name of the food bank or local agency you are affiliated with as well.
  • Let them know what legislation you are calling about and deliver your message.
  • Dial back in to make sure you talk to both of your Senators and your Representative

Contact Governor Cuomo
New York State Assembly
New York State Senate

Find your NYS legislator!

Recruit others by spreading the word through your social media channels and share our posts for call-in day so others can help, too.
Thanks for helping us be a voice for food banks and our neighbors in need at this critical time.

Are you planning on taking action? See our facts sheets on:

    Tips for Meeting with Elected Officials
    Tips for Effective Phone Calls
    Tips for Effective Letter Writing

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For more information contact:
Randi Lynn Quackenbush, Advocacy and Education Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4039 or

388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 
(Summer hours Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri. 8-1)

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