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A message from the President & CEO

Dear Friends, It’s amazing how much the world can change in a week, with COVID-19 now impacting every aspect of our lives.  We are doing our best here at the Food Bank to balance the needs of the community with the health of our staff,...

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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

03/28/2020The Food Bank will hold a drive-through Community Food Distribution for STEUBEN COUNTY RESIDENTSWednesday, April 1, 10am-noonSteuben County Fairgrounds, 15 E. Washington St., BathPRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; first come, first served....

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Census data and food insecurity

As the 2020 Census officially rolls out this week, anti-hunger advocates are encouraging everyone in their communities to complete the survey, including and especially populations at risk for food insecurity. The census is the basis for many social safety...

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COVID-19 and food insecurity

The Coronavirus outbreak is proving what we already know: that the health of our communities is only as strong as that of our most vulnerable community members. During times of uncertainty, it is even more important that we work together to take care of...

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Kids’ Farmers Market at School

Kids’ Farmers Market at School

Just before winter break, children flooded the hallways at Enfield Elementary School in Tompkins County with handmade t-shirt bags loaded with produce slung over their shoulders. Kids in Taura McMeekin’s third-grade class gathered in a circle and dumped...

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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 Health starts in our homes, our schools and work places, our neighborhoods and communities. Conditions in the places where people live, learn and work affect a wide range of...

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Just Say Yes!

Just Say Yes!

Before the start of a recent Mobile Food Pantry in Broome County, a group of about 15 is gathered around vehicles at the Colesville Volunteer Ambulance Company to taste a recipe for a pinto bean salad. Elisa Rocks, one of the Food Bank’s two registered...

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Partnering for healthy outcomes

Partnering for healthy outcomes

Jessica Renner, Regional President of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and her staff are at the forefront of community collaboration on healthcare and the social determinants of health. “We are in a new era of coming together with community agencies and...

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Improving Nutrition, Improving Health

Improving Nutrition, Improving Health

Patricia Roe looks over the produce, frozen meats and dairy projects on folding tables in the community center at North Shore Towers apartments in Binghamton at a recent Senior Mobile Food Pantry. “I think it’s wonderful,” she says, putting fresh apples...

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Chasing the Emmy

Chasing the Emmy

Congratulations to our friends at WSKG Public Media who have been nominated for three Emmy Awards for outstanding work in social issues and documentary production, including a series hosted by our own Natasha R. Thompson!The New York State Chapter of the...

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