Programs Served


Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs
Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties

Last updated: March 30, 2015

FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below.


  • Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 pm. *Lunch will be served instead of dinner on April 2 only. 
  • Food is shared with Freedom Village USA and clients at Women’s Opportunity Center.
  • Lansing Food Pantry, 4/27 only. The Rink  1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing, 1:00-3:00pm.
  • Caroline Food Pantry, 1st and 3rd Mondays. Brooktondale Community Center, 524 Valley Road, Brooktondale, 5:30-7:00pm.


  • Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry. 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, 1:00-2:00pm.
  • Healthy Tuesdays at Groton Public Library, 112 E. Cortland St., Groton, 6:00pm.


  • Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water Street, Candor, 3:00-5:30pm.


  • Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 4-4:45 pm.     No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday.
  • Food is shared with Community Justice Center/Alternatives to Incarceration, Ithaca Youth Bureau programs, and Rescue Mission.
  • Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only. Danby residents only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby, 3:00-6:00pm.


  • Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3:00-6:00pm.
  • Food is shared with non-profit programs: Cayuga Addiction and Recovery Services; Dryden O.U.R.S and Y.O.U.R.S.; New Roots Charter School; Rescue Mission; outreach to low-wage work sites, senior housing and rural families.


  • Free hot meal served at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca. Saturday 12pm; Sunday 3pm (not an FDN program).
  • 1st Saturday: Catlin First Methodist Church Pantry. 402 Chambers Rd., Horseheads,   1:30-3pm. Catlin pantry will close after April 4 distribution. 
  • 2nd Saturday: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams, 1pm.
  • 3rd Saturday: Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca, Community Room, 12pm.
  • 3rd Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry, Open to All. 507 N. Albany St., Ithaca, 10am-12pm.
  • 4th Saturday: McLean Community Church. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15pm.
  • Last Saturday: Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 12-2pm.

Sundays (Alternating Weeks):

  • West Village Apartments Distribution. (4/5, 4/19) Chestnut St., Ithaca, 2:00pm.
  • Overlook Apartments Pantry. (4/5, 4/19) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12-12:30pm.
  • Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry, Open to All. (4/12, 4/26) 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, 12-2pm.
  • Distribution to housing communities in downtown Ithaca. (4/12, 4/26).


  • Limit: 1 pantry per week.
  • Suggested Monthly Income: 1 person -$1,800; 2 people – $2,100; 3 people – up to $2,300; 4 people – to $2,600

For a complete listing of daily pantries, see:

  • Ithaca Journal, “Daily Events”, page 2B
  • Weekly Advantage/Pennysaver
  • Tompkins Weekly