Friendship Donations Network
"Simply put, FDN rescues food and reduces hunger in our community. FDN focuses on rescuing foods that have a limited shelf life and so are not typically available in a traditional food bank model. These nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and breads, are donated by local food outlets, including stores, restaurants, farms and colleges. Every day, volunteers deliver these perishable items directly to local pantries and other community food programs. FDN calls upon its network of volunteers to respond quickly once food becomes available, in order to ensure that food is distributed within a few hours on the day it is picked up. If FDN did not exist, most of this food would be discarded, contributing to environmental degradation and increased hunger."
- From the FDN Website, read more here
FDN works closely with Cornell Hunger Relief throughout our Big Red Food Drive, as they collect all the donations we receive and distribute them to local food pantries and hunger relief programs. In 2019, we worked together to collect and distribute over 1500lbs of food to residents of Tompkins County.