Food Distribution Programs

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

Friendship Donations Network (FDN) provides donations of fresh food to the programs listed below. Call before you go to confirm schedule and verify new pickup procedures.

Updated October 7, 2020

Other free food-related resources in our region: 

Mondays:

  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard at Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca: 1:30–3pm, 273-2400. Closed on Labor Day. 
  • Loaves and Fishes Meals to-go at St. John’s Church, 210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca: 12-1pm.
  • Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Rd: 11am–2pm. To place order and schedule pickup, visit http://thefirstbaptistchurchofenfield.com/index.php/enfield-food-pantry/ or call 379-9270.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays: Caroline Food Pantry at Brooktondale Community Center, 524 Valley Rd, Brooktondale: 5-7pm. Call 539-6810 to find your assigned pickup time. For Caroline residents only.
  • 2nd Mondays: Special Lansing Pantry at The Rink, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing: 10am-12pm, 379-7245.
  • 4th Mondays: Lansing Pantry at the Rink, 1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing 1-3:00pm, 379-7245.
  • Every other Monday (dates listed here): Trumansburg Food Pantry, T’burg United Methodist Church, corner of Main and South Streets, 11:30–12:30pm and 5:15–6pm, 387-8260.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm, 354-8990.
  • YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County, 50 Graham Rd: 11:30am–4:30pm. For updates: https://www.ithacaymca.com.
  • PressBay Friendship Food Pantry, 110-1 W. Green St: 3–5pm.

Tuesdays:

  • Healthy Tuesdays @ Main Street Pavilion, Groton: 6pm.
  • Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry, 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca (corner of Seneca and Geneva Sts), 1:00pm.
  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard at Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca: 1:30–3pm, 273-2400.
  • Loaves and Fishes free Meals to-go at St. John’s Church, 210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca: 5:30-6:30pm.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm, 354-8990.
  • Tompkins Community Action Pantry, 701 Spencer Rd, Ithaca. Schedule an appointment at https://tcaction.org/supportive-services/food-pantry/ or call 273-8816.

Wednesdays: 

  • Baptized Church of Jesus Christ, 412 First St, Ithaca: 10am-12pm.
  • Bread of Life Food Pantry, 1 Water St., Candor: 3-5:30pm.
  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard at Salvation Army, 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca: 1:30–3pm, 273-2400.
  • Loaves and Fishes Meals to-go at St. John’s Church, 210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca: 12-1pm.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm, 354-8990.
  • Tompkins Community Action Pantry, 701 Spencer Rd, Ithaca. Schedule an appointment at https://tcaction.org/supportive-services/food-pantry/ or call 273-8816.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays: Newfield Kitchen Cupboard. 227 Main St, Newfield: 6-7pm.

Thursdays:

  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca. 1:30–3pm, 273-2400.
  • Loaves and Fishes Meals to-go at St. John’s Church, 210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca: 5:30-6:30pm.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm, 354-8990.
  • Tompkins Community Action Pantry, 701 Spencer Rd, Ithaca. Schedule an appointment at https://tcaction.org/supportive-services/food-pantry/ or call 273-8816.
  • Spencer Van Etten Food Cupboard, Orchard St, by the old Dollar Store, Spencer: 9–11am. October 8 and 22. Open to all residents in the Spencer-Van Etten School District. Check for updates: https://www.facebook.com/svefoodcupboard/
  • 3rd Thursdays: Danby Food Pantry at the Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Rd., Danby, 3–6pm, 273-7850.
  • Most Thursdays: Pop up food distribution at 706 West Buffalo St. 3–5pm. Follow No More Tears/No Mas Lagrimas Facebook page for updates.

Fridays:

  • Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main St, Interlaken: 3–6pm.
  • Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St., Ithaca: 1–2:30pm, 273-2400.
  • Loaves and Fishes Meals to-go at St. John’s Church, 210 N Cayuga St, Ithaca: 12-1:00pm.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St, Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm, 354-8990.
  • Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca: 2–4pm.
  • YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County, 50 Graham Rd: 11:30am–4:30pm. For updates: https://www.ithacaymca.com.

Saturdays:

  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm. 354-8990.
  • Salvation Army Meals to-go, 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca: 12pm, 273-2400.
  • Southside Community Center Pantry, 305 S. Plain St, Ithaca: 12-2pm.
  • 2nd Saturdays: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams: 1pm.
  • 3rd Saturdays: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry, 507 N. Albany St, Ithaca: 10am-12pm.
  • 3rd Saturday: Baptized Church of Christ, 412 First St, Ithaca: 10am-12:30pm.
  • 4th Saturday: McLean Community Church Pantry, 50 Church St, McLean: 1:30-2:15pm.

Sundays:

  • Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry, 318 Johnson Road, Freeville: 12–1:00pm, 844-3000.
  • New Testament Church of Peruville, 1380 State Route 34B
    Groton: 3–5pm, 898-5287.
  • Enfield Community Building, 182 Enfield Main Rd: 11am–2pm. To place order and schedule pickup, visit http://thefirstbaptistchurchofenfield.com/index.php/enfield-food-pantry/ or call 607-379-9270.
  • Salvation Army MEAL. 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca: 3pm. 273-2400.
  • Alternating Sundays (October 11 and 25): Overlook Apartments, Community Room, 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca: 10:30am.
  • St. John’s Community Services, 618 W. State St Ithaca; Pantry open 9am–9pm. 354-8990.

Friendship Donations Network is also partnering with the following community programs to distribute food donations during this time: 

  • 4-H Urban Outreach
  • Alliance of Families for Justice
  • A Place to Stay, Catholic Charities
  • Black Hands Universal
  • Child Development Council
  • Garden Apartments
  • G.I.V.E. @ West Village and Chestnut Street Apts.
  • Lansing Lunchbox
  • Multicultural Resource Center
  • New Roots Charter School
  • No Mas Lagrimas | No More Tears
  • Nourish Tompkins
  • Our Children’s Future
  • Rainbow Healing Center
  • Second Wind Cottages
  • TC3 Panther Pantry
  • Tompkins Community Action: Supportive Housing Programs
  • Village at Ithaca

Contact us via email at info@friendshipdonations.org or call 607-216-9522 if you would like to donate food or help distribute food.

Friendship Donations Network rescues fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistributes it to neighbors in need. We provide food donations to hunger relief programs that serve more than 2000 people a week, and divert over 1,000 lbs. of good food from local landfill every day. A model of efficiency, founded in 1988 by Sara Pines, we are almost entirely volunteer-run. Learn more at: www.friendshipdonations.org.