Neighborhood Food Hubs

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

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

The 2019 season of FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs starts in July.

Contact us by June 1st if you would like to host a Neighborhood Food Hub at your home, church or community center!

Area gardeners have donated more than 25,328 pounds of produce since the program 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.

Thank you to everyone who shared fruits, vegetables and eggs during the 2018 season of our Neighborhood Food Hubs: 4,108 pounds at 11 locations throughout Tompkins County.

2018 Neighborhood Food Hub locations and schedule:

ITHACA

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.

BROOKTONDALE

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

33 James Street, Sunday 7 a.m.–7 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.