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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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.More
Interview conducted in 2017 by Bruce Estes. Mimi Melegito has been collecting food donations for Friendship Donations Network since its earliest days. Like many of the pioneering volunteers who started in the 1980s, Mimi got recruited by FDN founder Sara Pines to help with her food donation plans. The two had meet at an Ithaca […]More