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Food Bank COVID-19 Update

Food Bank COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends, The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to continue to provide emergency food assistance for our region, which is currently experiencing a 14 percent increase in demand for our services. In accordance with the...

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SNAP for College Students

SNAP for College Students

With so many worries about staying safe while getting an education, college students should not have to worry about where their next meal will come from. But many do. Learn if SNAP can help you buy the food you need. NOEP Chemung County (607) 796-5592

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A message from the President & CEO

A message from the President & CEO

Dear Friends, Since March, the Food Bank team has worked with many of our local partners to make sure our neighbors in need have access to food resources during this unprecedented time. Our main priority is to continue to safely distribute food to our community. To do...

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A Legacy of Advocacy

A Legacy of Advocacy

Our community lost a wonderful soul in July – Karen Haltiner-Ordway, Class of 2019 Bath Speakers Bureau Graduate. Like all of our Speakers Bureau Graduates, Karen chose to lift her voice to drive change in our community. During her graduation speech, she shared, “I am...

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Re-opening Mobile Food Pantries Across the Southern Tier

Re-opening Mobile Food Pantries Across the Southern Tier

When COVID-19 hit New York State and closures began to take place, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier was no longer able to safely host traditional Mobile Food Pantries (MFPs), where up to 150 households are served by standing in line to receive grocery items. In...

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Ready for anything

Ready for anything

Mask in place, Jim Luoma makes his way into the Enfield Food Pantry to a chorus of volunteers’ cheery greetings. His blue eyes crinkle and you can imagine the smile under his mask. “I don’t need a lot of dry goods. I have a lot already. Save that for someone who needs...

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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 Despite all the uncertainty and change that we’ve had to endure over the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed countless examples of resilience,...

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No time to retire

No time to retire

Darlene and David Bachman were just about ready to retire from food pantry volunteer service to spend time with grandchildren, camp, and pursue retirement jobs. And then, the world changed. The COVID-19 pandemic hit New York state and put the Bachman’s plans on hold....

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Racing to end hunger

Racing to end hunger

Watkins Glen International has hosted a wide array of cars in its 37-year speedway history: stock cars, Busch trucks, Indy, Grand Prix, Formula One… In May, WGI welcomed a whole new type of vehicle: Food Bank delivery trucks. The world-famous road racing facility...

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