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Getting to Know the Interim Coordinator—Carolyn Tomaino

Interview by Tilden Chao, July 2019 Where did your passion for volunteerism begin? I grew up on a dead-end street in New Hyde Park, Long Island. It was like a “small town” where all the neighbors knew each other and took care of each other. If someone was struggling, everyone chipped in to help them. […]

Feeding the region’s needy with rescued food

Written by Sara Pines, founder of Friendship Donations Network. Published in the Ithaca Journal February 12, 2018.  Friendship Donations Network was founded in 1988 as a response to my visit to migrant labor camps in Sodus, NY where I witnessed extreme hunger and poverty.  In contrast, I observed abundance of food and food waste in […]