Friendship Donations Network announces 2014 Neighborhood Food Hubs

This summer, gardeners throughout Tompkins County will have a convenient way to donate their extra veggies, by dropping them at Neighborhood Food Hubs in Danby, Dryden, Groton, and Ithaca.

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Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy!  A volunteer Hub Holder hosts a cooler on their front porch one day a week, which will serve as the drop-off location for produce. The donations are distributed to food pantries, local meal programs, and individuals. The 2014 season will run from July 1 – October 1. Details will be posted at <>.

Volunteers Needed

We need Hub Helpers in Danby, Dryden and Ithaca to pick up donated produce from their local Neighborhood Food Hub and deliver it to the local distribution site.  Please contact Friendship Donations Network if you are interested in helping.

Purpose of Neighborhood Food Hubs

▪       Help home gardeners donate their extra garden bounty.

▪       Connect neighbors and communities to fresh, healthy, hyper-local food.

▪       Reduce waste.


How Hubs Help

▪       Improve community access to fresh food.

▪       Raise awareness about the impact of homegrown food.

▪       Rescue lovingly grown food from an untimely end at the compost heap.


About Friendship Donations Network

Founded in 1988 by Sara Pines, MSW, Ph.D., Friendship Donations Network’s mission is to rescue fresh nutritious food from stores and farms that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. This is accomplished by an extensive network of volunteers who pick up donations of mostly perishable excess and day-old food and deliver them to pantries and programs that serve in excess of 2,100 people weekly.