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Volunteer Spotlight: Sondra Wayman’s Food Rescue Journey

Written by Katie Baildon, November 2020 Sondra Wayman began rescuing food from catered events on her college campus and has kept intercepting edible, trash-bound food ever since. While studying environmental science and music at Allegheny College in PA, she was curious about what happened to all of the leftover food from the many catered events, […]


Written by Tilden Chao, November 2020 The PressBay Food Transfer Hub is a tremendous example of community businesses and volunteers leveraging their resources and extending their love to help struggling people. It is also an unparalleled opportunity for Ithaca residents to support organizations that keep our community running, during and after the pandemic. Support the PressBay […]

$10 for Your Thoughts? COVID Food Survey

Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force and Tompkins Food Future, along with researchers from Cornell and Ithaca College would like to ask about your information needs, and how your household has been obtaining food during the coronavirus outbreak and over the long-term. You must be a resident of Tompkins County and over 18 years of […]

Spotlight on No Más Lágrimas – No More Tears

Written by Tilden Chao, October 2020 Note: Ana Ortiz was the 2020 Laura Holmberg Awardee from the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County. Watch the virtual celebration from 10/29/20 here. The first thing that anyone will tell you about No Más Lágrimas is that it is a family. Their facility on 706 […]

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 […]