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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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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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SNAP helps New Yorkers buy food

SNAP helps New Yorkers buy food

SNAP provides monthly benefits that help you keep food on the table. SNAP helps seniors, students, working families, people with disabilities, children of immigrants, and many more. The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can tell you if you may be...

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Celebrating the 2020 VIVAs

Celebrating the 2020 VIVAs

Each year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier hosts a special event called VIVAs, Very Important Volunteer Awards. This event is an opportunity for the Food Bank to recognize and thank our valued volunteers for all of their time and assistance in achieving our vision...

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Giving the gift of time

Giving the gift of time

This spring and summer looked a little different for Max and Maya Orenstein, who live in Dryden. After the pandemic closed most of the country, the teens, a high school senior and a high school junior respectively, found that their schedules and location shifted…...

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