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

Updated 10.07.2020

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 their website 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.

YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County, 50 Graham Rd: 11am–5pm. Follow https://www.facebook.com/YIthaca/ for updates.

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 Saturdays: 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 their website 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.

Local Food Listings

Friendship Donations Network

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

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

Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County Takeout Meals

Founded in 1983, Loaves & Fishes is located in St. John’s Episcopal Church. We are grateful for their steadfast support. Loaves & Fishes is Tompkins County’s only community kitchen serving free meals Monday through Friday.

Meals are available for take-out for individuals. Deliveries are available for families/people, please call ahead.

LUNCH EVERY MON, WED, FRI 12-1PM;

DINNER EVERY TUES & THURS 5:30-6:30PM

St. John's Community Service Food Pantry

7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM-9PM DURING CORONAVIRUS

In November of 2018, St. John’s began outreach and services to people experiencing homelessness and hunger in Ithaca, New York. In February alone, our shelter in Ithaca supported over 425 individuals. Simultaneously, the food pantry served 1,500 meals to 140 adults and 28 children. This work provides immediate support for those who need it most.

LOCATION: St. John's Community Service,618 W. State St Ithaca NY 14850

Cornell Food Pantry

The Cornell Food Pantry offers free, confidential access to food and personal care items. Open Tuesday and Thursday 4-7pm, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm, and Sunday 12-3pm. Located at 109 McGraw Place, across Alice Cook House.

Contact Info: foodpantry@cornell.edu

Enroll to participate: Visit mealplan.scl.cornell.edu/foodpantry

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

9/3/20 Update: As schools and our volunteer program re-open, the Food Bank will be transitioning from our large Community Food Distributions to some of our regular Mobile Food Pantry locations. These events will continue to be drive-thrus and pre-registration will continue to be required to attend any of these events. Registration will be open one weekday before the event between 8am and 4pm.

We also encourage community members to visit their local food pantry if possible. Visit FBST's Food Finder for a list of pantries.

Call 2-1-1 to find a food pantry or one of our programs near you. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Mutual Aid Tompkins Food Sharing Cabinets

FRIDGE & COOLER LOCATIONS

(Produce & Perishables)

1775 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg (cooler)

100 Park St, Ithaca, NY (cooler)

26 Wood Rd, Freeville (cooler)

411 E. Yates St, Ithaca (fridge)

520 Alice Miller Way, Ithaca (cooler)

215 First Street, Ithaca (fridge & cooler)

MASK CABINET

407 2nd St, Ithaca, NY

CABINET LOCATIONS

Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca

307 W State Street Ithaca

Multicultural Resource Center: 516 W State Street Ithaca

411 E. Yates St, Ithaca - fridge here as well!

Fall Creek

Alice Miller & Franklin: 520 Alice Miller Way, Ithaca, NY 14850 - cooler with perishables here as well!

Aurora St Pocket Neighborhood (519 N Aurora St)

215 1st Street Ithaca, NY 14850 - refrigerated & cooler goods!

Northeast Ithaca

Varna Community Center: 943 Dryden Road, Ithaca, NY

128 Muriel St. Ithaca, NY

321 Blackstone Ave, Ithaca, NY (food, toiletries, school supplies and little free library)

West End

Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles: 530 W Buffalo St. #4014, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca Free Clinic: 521 W Seneca St #4033, Ithaca, NY

806 W Buffalo St (Corner of Buffalo St & Taughannock Blvd)

West Hill

101 Brookfield Rd (Corner of Brookfield Rd & Cliff St)

Overlook Apartments, 200 W Hill Cir, Ithaca, NY

306 Elm St (a block away from West Village Apartments)

101 Conifer Circle

Southside

109 Cleveland Ave, Ithaca, NY

100 Park Street, Ithaca, NY - cooler with perishables here as well!

Tompkins Community Action: 701 Spencer Road

South Hill Elementary School: 520 Hudson St

Brooktondale

Brooktondale Community Center: 524 Valley Rd, Brooktondale, NY 14817

Candor

Congregational Church - 134 Main St, Candor, NY

Cortland

48 Penguin Drive, Cortland, NY 13045

5 Pierce Street Cortland, NY 13045

Danby

25 Maple Ave, West Danby, NY 14883

Coddington Road Community Center: 920 Coddington Rd, Ithaca, NY

Dryden

Dryden Elementary School 36 Union Street, Dryden, NY 13053

Montgomery Park: Elm St, Dryden, NY 13053

Poet’s Landing (Laundry Room): 4 TS Eliot Dr Dryden, NY 13053

Second Knob Antiques: 129 North St, Dryden, NY

Enfield

Enfield Main: 168 Enfield Main Road, Enfield, NY

The Learning Farm: 272 Enfield Falls Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Enfield Elementary: 20 Enfield Main Rd

Etna

Etna Fire Department: 26 Wood Rd Freeville, NY 13068 - cooler with perishables here as well!

Freeville

Covenant Love School: 1768 Dryden Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

Freeville Village Hall: 5 Factory St, Freeville, NY 13068

510 Asbury Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

Lehigh Crossing Apartments: 15 Cook St, Freeville, NY 13068

Harford

735 Route 221, Harford, NY

Lansing

45 Atwater Road, Lansing, NY 14882

29 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882

McLean

McLean Fire Department: 2 Stevens Rd, McLean, NY 13102

Newfield

2 Douglas Road Newfield, NY

768 Millard Hill Road, Newfield, NY

Slaterville

Slaterville Fire Department: 2681 Slaterville Rd, Slaterville Springs, NY 14881

Trumansburg

1110 Parkside Drive Trumansburg, NY (at Country Estates Leasing Office)

1775 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 - cooler with perishables here as well!

16 E Main St, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Truxton

Beth’s Natural Way 3728 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158

Virgil

State Route 215 between house numbers 2876 and 2890. (2886 seems to work as a good house number if you are using a GPS)