The Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food and other grocery products to people in need through a network of more than 165 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief organizations in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties. They also administer several direct service food distribution programs including the BackPack Program™ and Mobile Food Pantry. They are also a member of Feeding America and a regional agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester.
For more than 40 years, Foodlink has leveraged the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities in Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. Foodlink’s community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in underserved communities. They empower individuals and families to make healthy choices through nutrition and culinary education initiatives. Through their food bank, they distribute nearly 20 million pounds of food annually to a network of nonprofit partners.The Foodlink Community Kitchen nourishes thousands of children daily with healthy meals, slices locally grown apples that are distributed throughout New York, and prepares people for careers in the regional food industry through a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program.
Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County is a Christian ministry which provides a place for free meals, hospitality, companionship, and advocacy for those in need, regardless of their faith, beliefs, or circumstances.
The Rescue Mission Alliance strives to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, change lives and strengthen communities one person at a time. They operate in the communities of Syracuse, Auburn, Binghamton and Ithaca with programs tailored to each community. Among the services, they offer are emergency shelter, meals, supportive permanent housing, employment resources, and spiritual care. In all of their locations, case managers help guests develop individual plans and connect with the support they need to leave homelessness and hunger behind.