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Giving the gift of time

Giving the gift of time

This spring and summer looked a little different for Max and Maya Orenstein, who live in Dryden. After the pandemic closed most of the country, the teens, a high school senior and a high school junior respectively, found that their schedules and location shifted…...

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You’re Nourishing New York Families & Supporting Farmers

You’re Nourishing New York Families & Supporting Farmers

The Nourish New York Initiative is proven to be a lifeline for families and farmers across the state who have been struggling with changes brought on by COVID-19.  In May, Governor Cuomo instituted the program after many farmers were not able to sell their...

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Advocating for our kids

Advocating for our kids

On Wednesday, September 2, the Food Bank truck bays transformed into a stage of advocacy as the Food Bank welcomed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she proposed the extension of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) through the end of the school year. P-EBT is a federal program that...

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Foods for Immune System Support

Foods for Immune System Support

We can take active steps to boost our immune systems and possibly prevent illness, simply through the foods we choose to eat. There are some key nutrients we want to be sure to include in our diets which can help our bodies to fight off different illnesses.  Vitamin...

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Pivoting to perishables

Pivoting to perishables

Behind each emergency food box, food distribution, and pantry is a team of 15 Food Bank employees that manage all Warehouse activities at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. This is no easy feat, especially during a pandemic. Before March 15, it was not uncommon for a...

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Message from the President

Message from the President

From Natasha R. Thompson,President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier This surely has been a year for the books! So much of our world has changed as we were challenged by the onset of the pandemic. Over the year, we have become increasingly aware of how...

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Food Bank COVID-19 Update

Food Bank COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue to provide emergency food assistance for our region, which is currently experiencing a 14 percent increase in demand for our services. In accordance with the...

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SNAP for College Students

SNAP for College Students

With so many worries about staying safe while getting an education, college students should not have to worry about where their next meal will come from. But many do. Learn if SNAP can help you buy the food you need. NOEP Chemung County (607) 796-5592

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A message from the President & CEO

A message from the President & CEO

Dear Friends, Since March, the Food Bank team has worked with many of our local partners to make sure our neighbors in need have access to food resources during this unprecedented time. Our main priority is to continue to safely distribute food to our community. To do...

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