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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Comstock and Vicki Gayle

Written by Brigid Higgins, February 2022 Karen Comstock and Vicki Gayle both began volunteering with FDN about eight years ago when Karen’s friend and FDN board member Carolyn Tomaino asked Karen to join the board. Karen was not familiar with FDN at the time and confessed that she was hesitant to join the board at […]

Cornell Dining Donates 1300 Meals to FDN

Written by Elena Flash, February 2022 If you had over 1300 sandwiches and packaged entrees that you did not need, what would you do? Call Friendship Donation Network! Last month when overnight temperatures were near zero and daytime highs only in the 20s, Cornell Dining prepared meals for students who would need to quarantine upon returning to […]

Annual Appeal, November 2021

Dear Friends,  Your donations helped Friendship Donations Network do extraordinary work in 2021. FDN’s mission is to save food that would otherwise be wasted and distribute it to people experiencing food insecurity who will enjoy it and be nourished by it. We rely on partnerships with people and organizations throughout the community to distribute the […]

FDN Partners in their own words, Fall 2021

Christa Núñez, Quarter Acre for the People: The Quarter Acre for the People project considers FDN to be a crucial partner in our short term goal of getting healthy food delivered to our participants who need support in accessing consistent amounts of high quality food for their families. Children and families not only need land […]

FDN Volunteers in their own words, Fall 2021

Gretchen Rymarchyk, volunteer since 2018: I became involved with FDN via an email from the local Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) group of a shift opening once a month to service a Southside Community Center Food Pantry. As a single parent who works full time, it’s really hard for me to commit to volunteer […]