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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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You Can Make A Difference At Any Age

You Can Make A Difference At Any Age

It’s very important to Julie Monahan that her children understand the value of a dollar and the value of giving. The Horseheads mother of two is the business development and sales manager at First Heritage Federal Credit Union and a volunteer member of a Food Bank...

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Nourish New York Feeds Farm to Food Bank Partnership

Nourish New York Feeds Farm to Food Bank Partnership

Every fall, bright red apples come farm fresh to the Food Bank in giant totes from our local farm partners, like Stoney Ridge Orchard and Winery in Erin. Clients take away huge bags of the crisp fruit from our Mobile Food Pantries and agency partners, excited about...

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Your Support Makes Holiday Memories

Your Support Makes Holiday Memories

Food is at the center of many holiday celebrations. The planning, the shopping, the prep; kitchens filled with heady scents of roasting turkey, spiced pies, and baking bread. Coming together with families and friends over a table filled with traditional favorites and...

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We All Have Something to Contribute

We All Have Something to Contribute

Dear Friends, In May 2022, the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton will present a lyrical retelling of the classic children’s tale Stone Soup, encouraging community members to support local hunger-relief efforts. What a perfect pairing of art and action! But, as we saw...

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