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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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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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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

6/15/20 The Food Bank will hold drive-through Community Food Distributions in July. Registration is required to attend any of these events. Registration opens two days prior to the event. You can register online or by calling 1-833-432-3663 between 8am and 4pm on the...

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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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