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Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve more than 2,000 people a week, and divert over 1,000 lbs. of good food from local landfill every day. A model of efficiency, we are almost entirely volunteer-run.

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Food Donations
1,000–1,500
lbs per day
Value of Food Donations
$2,000–4,000
per day
Consumers Served
2,100
per week

Finger Lakes Food Rescue

Check out the FDN infographic to learn about food waste and see how we rescue and redistribute fresh food!

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Neighborhood Food Hubs

Generous gardeners have donated 21,200 pounds of produce through FDN's Neighborhood Food Hubs since 2013! Thank you to everyone who makes this project possible.

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Recent News

Heather Guetterman – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted by Tilden Chao in 2019. First, let’s talk about your origins! Could you explain your path to Ithaca? I’m originally from Illinois and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois. I studied nutrition there. Then, I wanted to continue to do research, and graduate school was the obvious next step. I came to […]

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