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Rescue Mission – Food Program Partner Spotlight

Written by Yolanda Lin, 2017. The Ithaca Rescue Mission opened in March 2014 and now serves the community with an emergency shelter, the Friendship Center drop-in day center, a food pantry, and transitional housing. The Mission also stepped in to operate a lunch program the Red Cross had developed with Ithaca-area faith groups. That effort […]

5th Annual Just Be Cause Party

The 5th Annual Just Be Cause Party will be held on Sunday July 30th at Agava Restaurant.  The Village at Ithaca is this year’s beneficiary organization and 33% of the funds raised at this event go to help offset the cost of operating the Just Be Cause Center. The Just Be Cause Center is FDN’s first official home since we began in 1988, and we continue to realize the benefits […]

July 10 Event: “Waste Less Food: Feed More People!”

A GreenStar Community Projects networking session: Waste Less Food: Feed More People!   Join the movement to avoid wasting good food – by getting it to the people who need it!  Monday, July 10th from 5 – 8 pm Tompkins Public Library (Borg Warner Room) Free Meal ~ Open to All !   DID YOU KNOW?  Across the […]

FDN on WRFI Community Radio

On Friday May 26, FDN board member, Art Pearce, and Coordinator, Meaghan Sheehan Rosen, joined Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI’s Human Rights and Social Justice Program for a conversation about FDN, food waste, food recovery, and more. You can listen at the link below.

Mimi Melegrito – Volunteer Spotlight

Interview conducted in 2017 by Bruce Estes. Mimi Melegito has been collecting food donations for Friendship Donations Network since its earliest days. Like many of the pioneering volunteers who started in the 1980s, Mimi got recruited by FDN founder Sara Pines to help with her food donation plans. The two had meet at an Ithaca […]