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YOUR PARTNERSHIP FEEDS FAMILIES

YOUR PARTNERSHIP FEEDS FAMILIES

When you walk into B.C. Cate Elementary School, it is immediately apparent how loved and valued the Kids’ Farmers Market is in this community. “In the winter, we set up the tables with produce in here,” Principal James Nolan explains. “And in the springtime, we do it...

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YOUR SUPPORT STRENGTHENS COMMUNITIES

YOUR SUPPORT STRENGTHENS COMMUNITIES

For Nordia Hoff, nourishment starts, but does not end, with sharing food. As the pantry coordinator at the Friendship SDA Church in Elmira, Nordia goes above and beyond to meet her community’s physical and emotional needs. The pantry started during the pandemic to...

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

In our 40th year of service, my team and I have been reflecting on what our mission of building and sustaining hunger-free communities truly means. Over the decades, our collective understanding of the problem of food insecurity, and how to best solve it, has evolved....

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EMPOWERING ADVOCATES

EMPOWERING ADVOCATES

By Anne Lee For generations, my husband’s family ran a dairy farm in Broome County. But a few years ago, we just couldn’t make ends meet with that anymore.  When the dairy prices were very low and had been for a while, we had to choose between paying bills or having...

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Statement from The Food Bank of the Southern Tier

From The Food Bank of the Southern Tier We are saddened by the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo over the weekend and offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier rejects hateful rhetoric and actions...

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With Your Help, Challenges Drive Change

With Your Help, Challenges Drive Change

As the pandemic laid bare the deep-rooted economic suffering in our region, the team at AIM Independent Living Center in Corning partnered with the Food Bank to launch their Community Nutrition Program. Led by Nick Moffe, Director of Peer Support Services, and Andy...

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President’s Message

In addition to flipping the calendar to 2022, there have been a lot of anniversaries lately. I recently celebrated 20 years at the Food Bank, and, throughout this year, the Food Bank is commemorating its 40th year of service. While we don’t know exactly what day the...

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Your partnership empowers communities

Your partnership empowers communities

“The question,” remembers Chuck Wheeler, Executive Principal of East Learning Center in Binghamton, “was whether food support for whole families could take place in the school setting.” He’s got a radio in one hand, the sounds of school buzzing through his palm as the...

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Your Commitment Puts Values Into Action

Your Commitment Puts Values Into Action

After relocating to Ithaca for Fred’s role as Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell University, Fred and Susan Van Sickle took note when we received the 2017 Food Bank of the Year Award. “Throughout our 37-year marriage, we’ve always supported...

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Love Wins

Love Wins

For two Food Bank volunteers, love wins even in a pandemic. ♥ In 2020, as the world reeled from COVID-19, the last thing on Joan Evingham’s mind was romance. She was busier than ever running the Campbell Mobile Food Pantry, and volunteering at the Rathbone site to...

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