Food Distribution Programs

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

Updated: March 30, 2018

FDN provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below.

Printable PDF now available: FDN_Programs_Served_April18

Mondays:

  • 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.
  • Food is shared with Ithaca Youth Bureau Paul Schreurs Memorial Program, Ithaca High School PTA,  The William George Agency, The Jenkins Center, and Varna After School Program.
  • Lansing Food Pantry,  4th Mondays only. The Rink  1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing, 1:00-3:00pm.
  • 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.
  • GIVE- Giving Involves Virtually Everyone, April 23. 5:00–5:30pm at Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St., and 5:30–6:00pm at Dig’NIty Gardens @ West Village.

Tuesdays:

  • 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.

Wednesdays:

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

Thursdays:

  • Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 2–2:45 pm.     No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday. 
  • Food is shared with Community Justice Center/Alternatives to Incarceration, Renovation House, A Place to Stay, Mentors for Change, The Advocacy Center.
  • Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only. Danby residents only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, Danby, 3:00-6:00pm.
  • 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: 2nd Thursday of the month 5–6 pm and 4th Thursday of the month 9:30–10:30 am.

Fridays:

  • Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3:00-6:00pm.
  • Food is shared with non-profit programs, including: Big Brothers Big Sisters; Dryden O.U.R.S and Y.O.U.R.S.; Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard; New Roots Charter School; Rescue Mission; Second Wind Cottages; Varna After School Program; 4-H Urban Outreach; College Discovery Program; Open Doors; OAR; outreach to low-wage work sites, senior housing and rural families.

Saturdays:

  • 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. No meal on the 3rd Saturdays.
  • Food for All, Lodi’s Community Pantry, Lodi Presbyterian Church just south of the village of Lodi on Rte. 414, 3pm–5pm.
  • 1st 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.
  • 3rd Saturday: Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca, Community Room, 12pm.
  • 3rd Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry, Open to All. 507 N. Albany St., Ithaca, 10am-12pm.
  • 4th Saturday: Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca, 12–2pm.
  • 4th Saturday: McLean Community Church. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15pm.

Sundays:

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

Sundays (Alternating Weeks):

  • Overlook Apartments Pantry. (4/1, 4/15, 4/29) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12-12:30pm.

For a complete listing of daily pantries, see: