Food Distribution Programs

Food Pantries, Hot Meals, and other Programs Served by Friendship Donations Network in Tompkins and nearby counties

Updated: September 2, 2019

FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. Contact us if you know of a community program that needs food.

Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_Sept19

Monday – Friday:

  • Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12pm; Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 pm.
  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard. 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca; Mon.–Thurs. 1:30–3:00pm, Fri. 1–2:30pm.


  • Caroline Food Pantry, 1st and 3rd Mondays. Brooktondale Community Center, 524 Valley Road, Brooktondale, 5:00-7:00pm.
  • Enfield Food Distribution. Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Rd. 1:30–3:30pm. Enfield residents only.
  • Lansing Food Pantry, 4th Mondays only. The Rink, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing, 1:00 – 3:00pm.
  • GIVE- Giving Involves Virtually Everyone, 4th Mondays only. 5–5:30pm at LACS, 5:30–6pm at West Village Apts.


  • Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, 1:00– 2:00pm.
  • Healthy Tuesdays at Groton Public Library, 112 E. Cortland St., Groton, 6:00pm.


  • Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water St., Candor, 3:00-5:30pm.  Candor residents only.


  • Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 2–2:45 pm. No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday.
  • Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Rd., Danby, 3:00–6:00pm. Danby residents only.
  • Spencer Van Etten Community Food Cupboard. All residents of the Spencer Van Etten school district welcome. Spencer Federated Church, 70 N. Main St., Spencer. January to October: 2ndThursday of the month 4–5:30 pm and last Thursday of the month 9:30–10:30 am.


  • Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3:00–6:00pm.


  • Food Not Bombs, serving free vegan food at Shawn Greenwood Park/DeWitt Park, 12:00pm.
  • Free hot meal served at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca. Saturday 12pm; Sunday 3pm.
  • Food for All, Lodi’s Community Pantry, Lodi Presbyterian Church just south of the village of Lodi on Rte. 414, 3pm–6pm.
  • 1st and 4th Saturday: Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 12-2pm.
  • 2nd Saturday: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams, 1pm.
  • 2nd Saturday: Free meal served at Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 1–2pm.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday Groton Food Providers, 101 McKinley Ave, Groton, 10-11:30 am. Groton residents only.
  • 3rd Saturday: Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca Community Room, 12pm.
  • 3rd Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry. 507 N. Albany St., Ithaca, 12-3pm
  • 4th Saturday: McLean Community Church Pantry. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15pm.


  • Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry. 318 Johnson Road, Freeville, 1:00–2:00pm.
  • Enfield Food Distribution. Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Rd. 12:00–1:00pm. Enfield residents only.

Sundays (Alternating Weeks):

  • Overlook Apartments. (9/15, 9/29, 10/13) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12:00–12:30pm.

Food is also shared with community programs, including:

Alliance of Families for Justice

A Place to Stay, Catholic Charities

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Child Development Council

Civic Ensemble

College Discovery Program

College Initiative Upstate

Community Justice Center / Alternatives to Incarnation

Cornell Bread N’ Butter Pantry

Dryden O.U.R.S and Y.O.U.R.S

Finger Lakes ReUse

Garden Apartments


Global Roots Play School

Ithaca College Food Pantry

Ithaca Free Clinic Food Pharmacy

Ithaca High School PTA

Ithaca Youth Bureau Paul Schreurs Memorial Program

Lansing Summer Lunchbox

Multicultural Resource Center: Mentors for Change, Youth Fellows

New Roots Free Food Fridays


Open Doors

Our Children’s Future

Rainbow Healing Center

REACH Medical

Renovation House

Rural Youth Services

Second Wind Cottages

Southside Community Center

St. John’s Community Services

TC3 Panther Pantry

The Advocacy Center

The Jenkins Center, Mental Health Association

Tompkins Community Action: Supportive Housing Programs

Varna After School Program


Youth Farm Project

4-H Urban Outreach