Support Friendship Donations Network: 35 years of rescuing food

Support Local Food Rescue by Making a Donation to FDN Dear Friendship Donations Network Community,  FDN was started a little over 35 years ago by Sara Pines who single-handedly met the challenge of keeping good food from being wasted and getting it to people that need it. Sara created the foundation on which FDN operates […]

FDN Celebrates 35 Years!

Come and celebrate FDN’s 35th anniversary on September 14th! RSVP Appreciated Friendship Donations Network will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Ithaca Farmers Market with food, awards, games, a free raffle, and an FDN song composed by Ithaca’s Jan Nigro. This is the first time in years […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Koplinka-Loehr

By Elena Flash, September 2023 Mike is a lifelong Ithacan with a passion for building community.  Mike, one of 8 children, grew up in a household committed to social justice and community service.  He followed his family heritage devoting his 40 year career to human service and nonprofit management.  Mike also served Tompkins County as […]

Food Donor Spotlight: Cornell Hydroponics

Written by Kelly King-O’Brien, May 2023. Interviewees: Hannah Lee and Olu Aliweri Location: The Greenhouses at Cornell on Tower Road Partner Background: In the middle of winter, when Ithaca was gray outside, bundles of green lettuce were thriving as they grew hydroponically inside the greenhouses on Tower Road on the Cornell University campus. Hannah and […]