Neighborhood Food Hubs

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

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

This summer, gardeners and CSA members will have a convenient way to donate their extra vegetables, fruit and eggs, by dropping them off at one of 17 convenient Neighborhood Food Hubs located throughout Tompkins County.

Friendship Donations Network’s Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy. Simply drop off your extra vegetables, fruit and eggs at one of the Neighborhood Food Hubs, and they will be distributed by area food programs the next day. In the first four years of the program, local gardeners and CSA members donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce!

There is at least one active Neighborhood Food Hub on every day of the week from July 8 – October 15, with hubs located in Danby, Dryden, Groton, Ithaca, Newfield and Trumansburg.  If you have questions or would like more information, please email hubs at friendshipdonations.org or call 607-216-9522.

2017 Neighborhood Food Hub locations and schedule:

ITHACA

Belle Sherman, 604 Mitchell St., Tuesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cornell University Plant Science Building, Tuesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

Fall Creek, 411 N. Cayuga St., Saturday 8 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 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ithaca Children’s Garden, Wednesday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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

Ithaca Farmer’s Market, Saturday & Sunday, during market hours.

Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Friday 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

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

DANBY

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.

DRYDEN

22 South Street, Sunday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

GROTON

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

NEWFIELD

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

TRUMANSBURG

94 W. Main St., Monday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

 

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.

 

2017 Hub Locations and Operating Hours

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.