Neighborhood Food Hubs

Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost!

Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share?  Donate it!

The 2019 season of FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs started on July 15 and continues until October 15. See below for a list of locations and schedule.

Area gardeners have donated more than 25,328 pounds of produce since the program began in 2013!

Purpose of Neighborhood Food Hubs

  • Help home gardeners donate their extra garden bounty.
  • Connect neighbors and communities to fresh, healthy, hyper-local food.
  • Reduce waste.

How Hubs Help

  • Improve community access to fresh food.
  • Raise awareness about the impact of homegrown food.
  • Rescue lovingly grown food from an untimely end at the compost heap.

2019 Neighborhood Food Hub locations and schedule:

*Denotes Give and Take hubs where everyone is welcome to take what they can use in addition to sharing their surplus. 


EcoVillage, Song Community, Rachel Carson Way, Tuesday 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Esty Street Garden, near the intersection of Esty St. and Route 13 next to CFCU, Thursday 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.*

Fall Creek, 102 Franklin St., Sunday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.*

Fall Creek, 222 E. Falls St., Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.*

First Congregational Church, 309 Highland Rd., Sunday 9:30.–11:30 a.m.

Ithaca Community Gardens, Carpenter Circle, Wednesday & Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.*

Tompkins Community Action, 701 Spencer Rd., Tuesdays 9–11 a.m.

Tompkins County Mental Health Department, 201 E. Green St., Weekdays 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

YMCA, 50 Graham Rd., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.–7p.m. (will end at 6 p.m. starting in October)*


Caroline Food Pantry, 524 Valley Rd., 1st & 3rd Monday 9–11:30a.m. & 4–4:30p.m.


252 Enfield Main Rd., Ithaca, Wednesday 3:30–6:30 p.m.*


Library, 112 E. Cortland St., Tuesday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.*


United Methodist Church, 229 Main St, 1st & 3rd Wednesday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.


2020 Cayuga Street, Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.*

*Denotes Give and Take hubs where everyone is welcome to take what they can use in addition to sharing their surplus. 

Read more about FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs:

Give Garden Surplus to Those Who Need It Most Through Our 17 Food Hubs, by Linda Myers, August 2016.

“Food Hubs Help Distribute Surplus Produce” by Linda Brandt Myers. Tompkins Weekly, June 8, 2015. Signs of Sustainability series, page 8.