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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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Advocating for our kids

Advocating for our kids

On Wednesday, September 2, the Food Bank truck bays transformed into a stage of advocacy as the Food Bank welcomed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she proposed the extension of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) through the end of the school year. P-EBT is a federal program that...

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Pivoting to perishables

Pivoting to perishables

Behind each emergency food box, food distribution, and pantry is a team of 15 Food Bank employees that manage all Warehouse activities at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. This is no easy feat, especially during a pandemic. Before March 15, it was not uncommon for a...

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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 This surely has been a year for the books! So much of our world has changed as we were challenged by the onset of the pandemic. Over the year, we have become increasingly aware of how...

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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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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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