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Flatten the curve, spring for meals

Crises hit those in need the hardest.


People already struggling with food insecurity do not have the luxury of stocking their cupboards. People will lose employment as businesses shutdown, forcing those who’ve never known need to reckon with a new reality. 

Some of us will find ourselves with an unexpected surplus in our budgets as restaurants, theaters, gyms and other leisure activities shutdown. Imagine what we could do for people in need with the funds we’re saving on discretionary spending … 

A $100 family outing for pizza and a movie could help provide nearly a year’s worth of dinners for a senior. A $250 date night could help supply a family of four with three meals a day for four months. 

You can turn your canceled travel plans into hope for our neighbors struggling through this uncertain time. While you’re staying at home, doing your part to flatten the curve, spring for meals to give hope to our neighbors in need.

Once COVID-19 community needs have been met, remaining funds and food will be used to support our ongoing hunger-relief efforts.

See the difference a dollar makes!

Other Ways to Donate

  • By Mail
    Make checks payable to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier
    Mail to: 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue Elmira, NY 14903
  • By Phone
    Call the Development & Community Engagement Department at 607.796.6061
    We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover
  • In Person
    Stop by the Food Bank during normal business hours to make a donation via cash, check or credit card

For more information contact:
Lynn Dates, Executive Assistant
607.796.6061 x4057

If you are in need of assistance, find a nearby food pantry or meal program near you