Neighborhood Food Hubs

Don’t Let Your Veggies Grow Up to be Compost!

Have extra produce from your garden or CSA share? Donate it!

Thank you to everyone who shared fruits and vegetables during the 6th season of our Neighborhood Food Hubs: 4,108 pounds at 11 locations throughout Tompkins County. Area gardeners have donated more than 25,328 pounds of produce since the program began in 2013. Please contact us if you would like to get involved next season.

The 2019 season of FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs starts in July. Contact us if you would like to host a Neighborhood Food Hub!

2018 Neighborhood Food Hub locations and schedule:


Ecovillage, Tree Community Building dining room, Thursday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Fall Creek, 102 Franklin St., Sunday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Fall Creek, 222 E. Falls St., Thursday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

First Congregational Church, 309 Highland Rd., Sunday 9:30.–11:30 a.m.

Ithaca Community Gardens, Carpenter Circle, Wednesday & Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Tompkins County Mental Health Department, 201 E. Green St., Weekdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Caroline Food Pantry, 524 Valley Rd., 1st & 3rd Monday 9–11:30a.m. & 4–4:30p.m.


Danby Farms, 222 Bald Hill Road, Wednesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Morningsong Community Service Farm, corner of Hornbrook and Marsh Roads, Wednesday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.


33 James Street, Sunday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.


Library, 112 E. Cortland St., Tuesday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.


United Methodist Church, 229 Main St, 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Area gardeners have donated more than 21,220 pounds of lovingly-grown produce since Neighborhood Food Hubs began in 2013.

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.

Read more about FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs:

Give Garden Surplus to Those Who Need It Most Through Our 17 Food Hubs, by Linda Myers, August 2016.

“Food Hubs Help Distribute Surplus Produce” by Linda Brandt Myers. Tompkins Weekly, June 8, 2015. Signs of Sustainability series, page 8.