Friendship Donations Network (Page 4)

FDN Volunteers in their own words, Fall 2021

Gretchen Rymarchyk, volunteer since 2018: I became involved with FDN via an email from the local Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) group of a shift opening once a month to service a Southside Community Center Food Pantry. As a single parent who works full time, it’s really hard for me to commit to volunteer […]


By JEN CURLEY with Elena Flash, November 2021 Food rescue and waste reduction, volunteerism, and compassion for her neighbors are lifelong passions for Jen. When she was a teenager, she worked at a pizza shop in Binghamton and would gather all the leftover pizza from her shift and take it to a homeless shelter. Years […]

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 […]