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Remembering Ray

A remembrance byNatasha R. ThompsonPresident & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern TierAs the year was drawing to a close, I was heartbroken to learn that longtime friend of the Food Bank, Ray Denniston, passed on Christmas Eve after a long battle...

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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received $5,000 from the Douglas G. Anderson–Leigh R. Evans Foundation to support the distribution of food to those in need of assistance in Chemung County. This grant will help provide 15,000 meals in Chemung...

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Legacy Foundation brings produce to Groton kids

Legacy Foundation brings produce to Groton kids

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received $4,000 from the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County to support the Kids’ Farmers Market at the Groton Library. The Groton Kids’ Farmers Market program provides free fruits and vegetables in a farmers market-style set up...

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Corning Foundation Grant Funds School Food Pantry

Corning Foundation Grant Funds School Food Pantry

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has received $10,000 from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to support the School Food Pantry at the Bush Campus of GST BOCES.The Bush Campus in Elmira Heights serves mainly low-income students with specialized education needs. The...

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Local author cooks up donations for the Food Bank

Local author cooks up donations for the Food Bank

Binghamton, NY - Tracy Maines, author of My Cottage Kitchen Cookbook, presented a donation of $52,000 to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier before the start of the Mobile Food Pantry at Maines Community Center in Conklin Friday, Dec. 20.Tracy also helped...

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Congregations come together for holiday giving

Congregations come together for holiday giving

Members of two local churches recently dropped by to deliver donations collected by congregations headed by Pastor Mike Kelly. Congregants of Newfield United Methodist Church and Corning Grace Methodist Church donated enough to provide more than 19,000...

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Your comments matter!

Many of the Food Bank’s supporters have submitted comments on proposed rules that would diminish Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for millions of Americans. The Trump administration has proposed an unprecedented number of changes that would...

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A Natural Fit

A Natural Fit

Hermoine Buckley knows what it’s like to need a little help, and she enjoys the opportunity to lend a hand. Hermoine works with her classmates at the GST BOCES Bush Campus School Food Pantry in Elmira Heights to help families who struggle to provide enough...

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President’s Message

President’s Message

The fall season always reminds me that we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. I love driving into work each morning along country roads framed by rolling hills, farmland, and quaint small towns. This time of year, when the trees are ablaze with...

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