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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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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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