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New Food Justice Mural at FDN

Help us reach our fundraising goal before 4/15 with a matching donation! The Youth Farm Project’s Social Justice Immersion program, Friendship Donations Network and Ithaca Murals are teaming together to fundraise for a youth mural project at the Just Be Cause Center.  7 BIPOC teens will work with artist Maryam Adib this Spring. These young people […]

Food Distribution Partner Spotlight: Varna Community Center

An interview with Laurie Snyder. Written by Brigid Higgins, March 2022 The Varna Community Center provides a variety of programs and services for residents within the hamlet of Varna in Dryden, N.Y., including after-school care for local students.  Laurie Snyder, the chairperson of the Varna Community Association Board of Directors, mentors the after-school program and […]

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 […]