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WASTED! The Story of Food Waste – FLEFF Screening 4/11/18

As part of FDN’s 30th Anniversary we’re co-sponsoring the film WASTED! The Story of Food Waste (2017) at Cinemapolis on April 11 as part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Showing will begin at 6:50 p.m. followed by a panel discussion. Co-sponsored by Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management, Cornell University Food Recovery Network, […]

Feeding the region’s needy with rescued food

Written by Sara Pines, founder of Friendship Donations Network. Published in the Ithaca Journal February 12, 2018.  Friendship Donations Network was founded in 1988 as a response to my visit to migrant labor camps in Sodus, NY where I witnessed extreme hunger and poverty.  In contrast, I observed abundance of food and food waste in […]

Community Conversation on Big Hunger

We are proud to sponsor this event. Please join us! Join nationally-acclaimed author Andy Fisher as he talks about his new book, “Big Hunger,” where he reveals the damage caused the hunger-industrial complex, and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement through a focus on health, economic justice, and local economies. A panel of […]

Friendship Donations Network of Ithaca named Non-Profit of the Year

        Ithaca, NY – Friendship Donations Network of Ithaca has been named the Non-Profit of the Year organization by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will recognize Friendship Donations Network at its annual banquet on January 25. The chamber’s award honors FDN for its commitment to reducing food waste and supporting hunger relief […]