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Food Donor Spotlight: Paris Baguette

Written by Elena Flash Interviewee: Jungie Que – Christy  Location: The Commons, 125 E. Martin Luther King St.  Partner Background:  Paris Baguette, is one of Ithaca’s newer eateries. It is a large bright space with a bakery-focused menu, offering breads, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads and coffee.  Customers can watch the beautiful cakes being made in the […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight: Healthy Tuesdays

Groton library’s Healthy Tuesday provides FDN’s donated food and books to its patrons By Brigid Higgins, July 2022 Every Tuesday at noon, the back room of the Groton Public Library becomes, in the words of one of its volunteers, “a little grocery store.” Food donated through Friendship Donations Network, local farms, and other organizations is […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Robbie Sanders & Nancy Siegele

By Brigid Higgins, May 2022 As an intern at FDN, I have spent every Friday morning for the last few months volunteering alongside longtime FDN volunteers Robbie Sanders and Nancy Siegele. The Friday morning pick-up has become second nature to them both; watching them work so intuitively is incredibly impressive. Nancy and Robbie know what […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight: LEAD/REACH Medical

By Brigid Higgins, April 2022 When people cannot afford essentials like hygiene products or food, they are more likely to steal these necessities out of desperation. Rather than incarcerating individuals who commit these misdemeanors, police officers can divert the charge and direct community members toward resources, support, and trauma-informed care by referring them to the […]