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Community Potato Harvest!

This spring, Jonathan Bates along with many great volunteers (including Nook & Cranny Farm), and Don Barber with his draft horses, planted a half acre of potatoes at RoseBarb Farm in Caroline with the intent of donating them to people in the community.  When it was time for harvest Friendship Donations Network coordinated community members to harvest […]

2020 US Census

The 2020 Census belongs to us all. If you know someone who has not yet responded, please encourage them to do so today online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal […]

FDN turns donation into food for community members

For release: May 27, 2020 A $4,600 donation to Friendship Donations Network (FDN) from DiBella’s Subs in Ithaca provided Tompkins residents with produce and healthy pantry staples from local farms and local food distributors. The donation to FDN is part of DiBella’s support for not-for-profit organizations in the communities where the Rochester-based firm operates. FDN […]

New partnership FDN & PressBay Food Hub

On Monday, April 20, Friendship Donations Network and PressBay Food Transfer Hub partnered to launch a weekly free food pantry on Monday afternoons. Patrons of the pantry were allowed to select fresh produce donated by local farms and retailers, all while observing Covid-19 safety protocols. The inaugural pantry featured radish greens, various types of mushrooms, Kennebec […]