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Support from Avangrid Foundation

Jan 30, 2020 | Uncategorized, Foodbank Blog

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a $15,000 grant from the Avangrid Foundation, in partnership with NYSEG, to support the Food Bank’s food acquisition and distribution. This reflects the Foundation’s commitment to the communities served by AVANGRID and NYSEG.

In 2018, the Avangrid Foundation contributed support to the purchase of new Food Bank trucks. Nicole Licata Grant, Director of the Avangrid Foundation, said, “We helped permanently expand the fleet, now we’ll help fill those trucks to meet people where they need help the most.”

A $15,000 grant from the Avengrid Foundation will help the Food Bank procure nutritious food such as produce distributed at Kids’ Farmers Markets.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food to people struggling with hunger through a network of 157 food pantries, meal programs,  and other hunger relief agencies in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The Food Bank also directly serves people in need through Kids’ Farmers Markets, the BackPack Program, School Food Pantries and the Mobile Food Pantries. Through advocacy, education and community partnerships, the Food Bank’s vision is to create a future without hunger for everyone in New York State’s Southern Tier. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier was named Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year in 2017.

The Avangrid Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds philanthropic investments that primarily impact communities where AVANGRID, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate. NYSEG is a local operating company of AVANGRID.

Since 2002, the Avangrid Foundation and its predecessors have invested more than $21 million in partnerships that focus on building sustainable, vital and healthy communities, preserving cultural and artistic heritage, advancing education, and improving people’s lives. The Avangrid Foundation is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the United States. For more information, please visit