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Prescription for Nutrition

Prescription for Nutrition

After a series of major heart issues, Robin Derick would happily never set foot in a physician’s office again. But in order to get free produce weekly from the Turning Point Fresh Farmacy fruit and vegetable prescription program, she willingly participates in a... read more
Bonnie Nielsen

Bonnie Nielsen

Retired Nurse, Pine City, NY For more than 40 years, Bonnie Nielsen did the one thing she loved most: she helped others. Bonnie worked with children at two hospitals, often caring for the most challenging cases. But then she became ill, and had trouble caring for... read more
Svante Myrick

Svante Myrick

Mayor of Ithaca, NY When Svante Myrick was a boy, his family often didn’t have enough money to buy the food they needed. So at times, they had to rely on their neighborhood food pantry. With food in his stomach, Svante’s mom and teachers were able to fill... read more
Linda Wintermute

Linda Wintermute

Wife, Mother and Assistant Director at Bread Of Life Food Pantry, Candor, NY When Linda Wintermute and her husband moved to Candor, NY, they faced one of the biggest challenges of their lives: the prospect of suddenly having eight mouths to feed. Though Linda’s... read more
April Bridges

April Bridges

“Food Bank programs lifted up my family and put us on the road to better lives.” Mother of four sons, working and attending college. For a single mother with four sons, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier was a lifeline. April Bridges was a member of the... read more
Wendy

Wendy

Living with a disability on public assistance, advocating for change. What’s it like to live in poverty in the Southern Tier? To stifle your pride and accept help to make ends meet? To feed yourself on $6 a day? Wendy can tell you. She is a food pantry client... read more

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