Friendship Donations Network

Food Donor Spotlight: Cornell Egg-Vengers

Interview by Nicholas Jayne, May 2021 Partner Organization: Cornell Egg-Vengers Interviewees: Regina Martinez, Vice-President Brianna Green, Co-President Location: Cornell University, 616 Thurston Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14853 Partner Background: The Cornell Egg-Vengers are a group of Cornell University animal science students who work to fight food insecurity and waste. Founded by PhD student Kasey Schalich, […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight – Village at Ithaca

Interview by Nicholas Jayne, April 2021 Partner Organization: Village at Ithaca Interviewee: Meryl Phipps, Executive Director Location: 401 W Seneca St, Ithaca, NY 14850 Partner Background: Village at Ithaca was founded in 2002 on the belief that it takes a village to raise a child. Today, its mission is to advocate for educational equity and […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight – Child Development Council

Written by Nicholas Jayne, March 2021 Partner Organization: Child Development Council of Central New York Interviewees: Melissa Perry, Family Services Director Brittnay Vanderhoof, Family Support Specialist Michael Hoit, Family Services Coordinator Location: 609 W Clinton St, Ithaca, NY 14850 Partner Background:  Incorporated in 1967, the Child Development Council of Central New York works to promote […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight on the Y

Interview by Nicholas Jayne, March 2021. Partner Organization: YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County Interviewee: Teresa Morehouse, Associate Executive Director Location: 50 Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY 14850 Partner Background: The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is a nonprofit organization that serves the community through programs which foster youth development, healthy living, and social […]

Gleaning is Gorges

(Glean: verb, to gather from the fields after the main harvest) Dear community members, We are pleased to share with you a Win-Win-Win opportunity to glean vegetables from our local farms to serve hungry folks! Win #1 = farmers receive a service of removing surplus produce from their fields;Win #2 = community members get to enjoy […]