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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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Can YOU Live on $4 Per Day?

Can YOU Live on $4 Per Day?

Christine Barksdale takes a vegetarian lasagna out of the oven and stirs the remaining tomato sauce on the back burner. She repackages the leftover ingredients — cheeses, peppers, riced cauliflower, greens — and plans how she’ll use them in meals for the rest of the...

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Health Meets Home

Health Meets Home

A joint effort between the Food Bank and healthcare partners, along with support from local medical students, will get clients the food they need to make long-lasting strides toward total wellbeing. Health Meets Home, in its pilot stage, will create the ability to...

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YOU Are Helping Clients Gain Momentum

YOU Are Helping Clients Gain Momentum

A few years ago, at the Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington D.C., Food Bankers leaned in as an advocate asked a panel of food-insecure people what agencies could do to really learn what kind of help food-insecure people need. “You ask them,” a panelist said...

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“Ending Hunger” is an Ever-Moving Target

“Ending Hunger” is an Ever-Moving Target

Dear Friends,At the Food Bank, we are constantly analyzing our distribution data to determine where hunger exists in our communities and strategizing innovative ways to reach out to our neighbors in need.But, as we saw last year, social and economic forces move in...

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Meet Jessica

Meet Jessica

“The pandemic has made me realized how resourceful we can be as a family and as a community." But when things started to get tough for Jessica and her family, she knew she needed to tap into her community for help. “I was scared at first to go to the food distribution...

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Watch what happens what you Just Say Yes!

Watch what happens what you Just Say Yes!

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find Paddy and Elisa, both Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Nutritionists, visiting Mobile Food Pantries and partner pantries demonstrating healthy recipes and sharing tips and tricks. The Just Say Yes program is focused...

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Lending a hand by answering the call

Lending a hand by answering the call

Caroline Matthews has been a longtime supporter of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. As an engineering team leader for Corning Incorporated, she led her division’s annual Empty Bowls program, a luncheon and awareness program that benefits the Food Bank of the...

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