Food Program Partner Spotlight

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight: LEAD/REACH Medical

By Brigid Higgins, April 2022 When people cannot afford essentials like hygiene products or food, they are more likely to steal these necessities out of desperation. Rather than incarcerating individuals who commit these misdemeanors, police officers can divert the charge and direct community members toward resources, support, and trauma-informed care by referring them to the […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight: Varna Community Center

An interview with Laurie Snyder. Written by Brigid Higgins, March 2022 The Varna Community Center provides a variety of programs and services for residents within the hamlet of Varna in Dryden, N.Y., including after-school care for local students.  Laurie Snyder, the chairperson of the Varna Community Association Board of Directors, mentors the after-school program and […]

Cornell Dining Donates 1300 Meals to FDN

Written by Elena Flash, February 2022 If you had over 1300 sandwiches and packaged entrees that you did not need, what would you do? Call Friendship Donation Network! Last month when overnight temperatures were near zero and daytime highs only in the 20s, Cornell Dining prepared meals for students who would need to quarantine upon returning to […]

FDN Partners in their own words, Fall 2021

Christa Núñez, Quarter Acre for the People: The Quarter Acre for the People project considers FDN to be a crucial partner in our short term goal of getting healthy food delivered to our participants who need support in accessing consistent amounts of high quality food for their families. Children and families not only need land […]