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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

Our Impact

Learn more about food waste through our interactive infographic.

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Neighborhood Food Hubs

Generous gardeners have donated 15,000 pounds of produce through FDN's Neighborhood Food Hubs since 2013! Thank you to everyone who made this project possible.

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Recent News

Rescue Mission – Food Program Partner Spotlight

Written by Yolanda Lin, 2017. The Ithaca Rescue Mission opened in March 2014 and now serves the community with an emergency shelter, the Friendship Center drop-in day center, a food pantry, and transitional housing. The Mission also stepped in to operate a lunch program the Red Cross had developed with Ithaca-area faith groups. That effort […]

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