Neighborhood Food Hubs collected 700 pounds of homegrown produce.

For Release: October 15, 2013

Neighborhood Food Hubs collected 700 pounds of homegrown produce.

Ithaca-area gardeners donated over 700 pounds of fruits and vegetables to Friendship Donations Network during the 2013 pilot season of Neighborhood Food Hubs, which ran from July 15 – October 1.

Serving the Ithaca area for 25 years, Friendship Donations Network accepts food donations 7 days/week. The Neighborhood Food Hubs were designed to make it easier for people to donate produce, by dropping it off at any of the 4 Hubs in the Fall Creek and Southside neighborhoods. Friendship Donations Network is grateful to the volunteers who made this project happen, and to the community members who donated their homegrown produce.

There are plans to extend the Neighborhood Food Hubs to collect donations during the holiday season in November and December. Details forthcoming.

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.