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Finger Lakes ReUse – Food Distribution Partner Spotlight

ReSoup! Feeding a Workplace with Recovered Produce Written by Sophia Field, 2018.  The Ithaca ReUse center–a local non-profit dedicated to the community, economy, and environment through the process of reusing materials–has begun a new project. It is the not-small task of feeding the staff at its Ithaca location on Elmira Road with hot, tasty soup […]

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Copied from a PRESS RELEASE sent on April 22th, 2018. Contacts: Gibrian Hagood 607-379-9734, Amanda Kirchgessner 607-339-6075, Mary Anne Grady Flores 607-280-8797  TOMPKINS COUNTY TRUTH COMMISSION:  TESTIFY and LISTEN on how racism, the war economy, economic injustice, and ecological devastation have failed us and our community. Southside Community Center Saturday, April 28th, 3 – 6 pm Free Meal by La Cocina Latina […]

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 […]