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30 days of giving

30 days of giving

The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha have been working to help meet their neighbors’ basic needs since the sorority was founded at Howard University in 1908. When COVID-19 shutdowns began to take place across New York in March, members of the Finger Lakes chapter knew...

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Just Say Yes to Zucchini

Just Say Yes to Zucchini

Are you swimming in summer squash? Maybe you have a garden with oodles of zucchini just waiting to be zoodled? Or maybe you have a generous gardener friend/neighbor who's willing to share their fresh produce. Elisa, Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Nutritionist,...

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Rapid response: Shifting operations to meet unprecedented need

Rapid response: Shifting operations to meet unprecedented need

It all happened so quickly. As the COVID-19 virus turned into a global pandemic and hit close to home, the Food Bank had to act fast, restructuring all operations to keep staff, volunteers, and clients safe while responding to a growing need for food. New York State...

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It takes a village

It takes a village

Hunger relief happens when people come together in support of a shared mission. When schools and businesses began to close, officials at Cornell University contacted the Food Bank and partnered with the Greater Ithaca Activities Center to distribute food for up to 400...

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COVID-19 creates new wave of food insecurity

COVID-19 creates new wave of food insecurity

In April, Kimberly Andreine, of Southport, did something she never thought she would have to do. She needed help with food. So, she went to a Community Food Distribution at the Chemung County Fairgrounds. “This was the very first time I have ever used Food Bank...

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Stepping forward to pay it back

Stepping forward to pay it back

Mark and Lisa Haley, of Corning, know food insecurity. “My mom was a single parent with two kids to feed. It was tough. I grew up familiar with programs like WIC and reduced-price school lunch,” Lisa says. Mark’s parents were disabled, and the family relied on...

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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 As we go to print in late May, our reality will change once this newsletter reaches you in June. The COVID-19 crisis has brought unprecedented need, and we are bracing ourselves for a...

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Statement from the President & CEO

From Natasha R. Thompson,President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Dear Friends, The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has been a trusted leader on hunger and food insecurity issues in our community for nearly 40 years. We are committed to creating a...

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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

October Drive-thru Distributions The Food Bank is transitioning from our large Community Food Distributions to some of our regular Mobile Food Pantry locations. These events will continue to be drive-thrus and pre-registration will continue to be required to attend...

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