Fighting hunger in Tompkins County NY.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Day Meal

Free Christmas Day Meal
2:00 -3:00 PM

Doors open at 1:30 PM

St. John's Episcopal Church

210 North Cayuga St.

All Are Welcome

   Monday          12-1
   Tuesday         5:30-6:30
   Wednesday   12-1
   Thursday        5:30-6:30
   Friday             12-1


Food Distribution Network Meeting Schedule for 2013

The Food Distribution Network of Tompkins County NY has set their meeting schedule for 2013. 

All meetings are to discuss member business and county hunger related issues. Interested individuals, groups, or agencies in the community are welcome to attend by contacting  John Ward to be placed on the agenda. Space is a consideration.

Meetings will be held at 
Tompkins Community Action, 701 Spencer Road, Ithaca NY.
Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM 

  1. January 9
  2. March 13
  3. May 8
  4. July 10
  5. September 11
  6. November 13

Have a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tompkins Community Action Has New Food Pantry Hours

New Hours

Mondays 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Tuesdays 10:30 - 1:30 PM

Emergency Pantries are still available.

For more information please call 607-273-8816 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy Impact Updates for Tompkins County

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has cancelled the Newfield Mobile Food Pantry for today. 

Technical issues.
The 607-273-1900 phone number of the Tompkins County Chapter of the American Red Cross is not working at this time. Please contact the Cortland County Chapter of the Red Cross at 607-753-1182 if you need to reach the Red Cross. The Red Cross Friendship Center and Homeless Shelter has not been affected and can be reached by calling 607-273-6684 during working hours or the 24 hour Homeless Hotline at 607-273-9177. ... expect phones to be back up and working late tomorrow.

For food safety tips during power outages.

Tompkins Community Action is on a two hour delay and the food pantry will be open as expected 11:30 - 2:00 PM. 

Link for complete listing of FDN food pantries

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are experiencing Hurricane Sandy's disastrous aftermath at this time. Please join us in wishing a speedy recovery.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stephen E Garner Day of Caring September 21, 2012

On Friday September 21, 2012  the Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring provided 150 boxes of food products, or 12,000 pounds of food, to the Food Distribution Network of Tompkins County. Without the tireless efforts of the United Way organizers and volunteers we would not be able to reach our neighbors in need during these challenging times. Please accept our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude.

~ The FDN of Tompkins County

 Ithaca Journal article


Monday, June 4, 2012

Who We Are

The Food Distribution Network (FDN) has been providing food in Tompkins County New York for over 20 years. Over 500 volunteers help to distribute over 2 million pounds of supplies and food each year for those who need it most in our communities.

Residents of Tompkins County are eligible to receive food if they are facing challenges in providing enough food for themselves or their families.  The FDN goal is to have people using food pantry services feel welcomed, safe, respected and part of a community.