The Food Bank of the Southern Tier recognizes our friend and partner Laurie Ellis on her retirement from Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga. Laurie has been the Director of the Tioga Outreach Center and our agency partner with the center’s food pantry in Nichols. She was a featured speaker at our 2016 Agency Celebration and attended our Albany Lobby Day in 2017, lobbying for the successful passage of the Farm to Food Bank Bill. See Laurie featured in a video about the bill. Laurie has been a tireless advocate for people facing poverty and food insecurity in Tioga County, and we thank her for her efforts on behalf of our community.