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Meet Jessica

Meet Jessica

“The pandemic has made me realized how resourceful we can be as a family and as a community." But when things started to get tough for Jessica and her family, she knew she needed to tap into her community for help. “I was scared at first to go to the food distribution...

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Watch what happens what you Just Say Yes!

Watch what happens what you Just Say Yes!

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find Paddy and Elisa, both Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Nutritionists, visiting Mobile Food Pantries and partner pantries demonstrating healthy recipes and sharing tips and tricks. The Just Say Yes program is focused...

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Lending a hand by answering the call

Lending a hand by answering the call

Caroline Matthews has been a longtime supporter of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. As an engineering team leader for Corning Incorporated, she led her division’s annual Empty Bowls program, a luncheon and awareness program that benefits the Food Bank of the...

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Your support is delivering meals to doorsteps

Your support is delivering meals to doorsteps

How the pandemic is impacting the last mile meals Through laughter, Sue Zimmerman-Hults, her husband, Chuck, and Pastor Art Evens, join fellow volunteers on a cool winter morning as they pack valuable meals into vehicles that will help feed more than 50 households...

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SNAP helps New Yorkers buy food

SNAP helps New Yorkers buy food

SNAP provides monthly benefits that help you keep food on the table. SNAP helps seniors, students, working families, people with disabilities, children of immigrants, and many more. The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can tell you if you may be...

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Cheers for Change campaign provides more than 67,000 meals

Cheers for Change campaign provides more than 67,000 meals

Wine and spirits stores across the region and their customers came together to help provide 67,042 meals for those experiencing food insecurity in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties during the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’sCheers for...

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Celebrating the 2020 VIVAs

Celebrating the 2020 VIVAs

Each year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier hosts a special event called VIVAs, Very Important Volunteer Awards. This event is an opportunity for the Food Bank to recognize and thank our valued volunteers for all of their time and assistance in achieving our vision...

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Tips for remaining healthy during the holidays

Tips for remaining healthy during the holidays

From Elisa Rocks, JSY Nutritionist The holidays are an exciting time, but this year may be a little different for us all, with smaller gatherings, fewer parties, and less travel. With all the changes of 2020, maintaining our familiar holiday food traditions can be a...

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