Volunteer Spotlight

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 […]

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JEN CURLEY

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Finkelstein

Written by Nicholas Jayne, February 2021. Ken Finklestein emailed me on the morning of our interview to explain that he would be about an hour late. There was a blizzard raging outside, and he was covering for a fellow volunteer who could not get their car out of the driveway. It is this willingness to […]

Connection. Collaboration. Community.

E-News from Friendship Donations Network, your local food rescue organization. Volunteers rescuing food and reducing hunger, every day since 1988.  Our final newsletter of 2020 includes: Food Distribution Partner Spotlight on Press Bay Food Transfer Hub Volunteer Spotlight on Sondra Wayman Gleaning at Plowbreak Farm FDN volunteers and food distribution partners in their own words- FDN’s Annual Appeal – Support your local food rescue So Many […]