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Along for the Ride

Story and photos by John Bayne, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Corning Gorilla Glass. John joined the Food Bank Board of Directors in 2016. It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. One of the...

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Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly 72,000 people right here in the Southern Tier experience food insecurity. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart,...

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Laurie Ellis retires

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier recognizes our friend and partner Laurie Ellis on her retirement from Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga. Laurie has been the Director of the Tioga Outreach Center and our agency partner with the center’s food pantry in...

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A Mother’s Day Gift that Makes a Difference

This Mother’s Day, honor or remember Mom and any special person in your life with a donation that makes a difference in the lives of mothers in our community today. Starting April 26, Wegmans Food Markets and our Board of Directors have joined together to...

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New Roles for Data and Efficiency

As part of our department restructuring this year, two staff members have transitioned to new roles to support data-driven decision-making and focus on efficiency of our programs. As Community Impact Manager, Jennifer Bertron will work directly with the...

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Community Building

Hunger relief happens when people with big ideas and a knack for pooling resources combine their shared passion for helping their neighbors. This compassion has been the fuel behind the development and growth of the Lansing Food Pantry. The...

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A Message from Our President

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! The Food Bank accomplished so much in 2018. While the problem of hunger still remains, we were able to deliver almost 10 million meals, which we couldn’t have done without you. 2019 is shaping up to be a year of growth and...

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Prescription for Nutrition

After a series of major heart issues, Robin Derick would happily never set foot in a physician’s office again. But in order to get free produce weekly from the Turning Point Fresh Farmacy fruit and vegetable prescription program, she willingly participates...

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Bonnie Nielsen

Retired Nurse, Pine City, NY For more than 40 years, Bonnie Nielsen did the one thing she loved most: she helped others. Bonnie worked with children at two hospitals, often caring for the most challenging cases. But then she became ill, and had trouble...

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