Big Red Food Drive Volunteer Training

If you have signed up to volunteer, we ask that you watch this brief training to prepare for your shift. To indicate that you have completed the training, please enter the secret code on this form.


CHR is a student-run program of the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement that works throughout the year to achieve three primary objectives:

1. Works with partnering organizations to learn more about the level of hunger in the community and the organizations we can work with that offer the best outlet for making an impact on the community.

2. Plan and organize a hunger relief effort that is relevant to current needs in the local community and Tompkins County.

3. Engage the Cornell community on issues of hunger and food insecurity in the Tompkins community and beyond, through the organization of virtual events.


Access Food

Whether on- or off-campus, there are a variety of options for accessing free or discounted food in the area. Check out our Find Food page for more information.


Free, confidential access to food and personal care items is available to Cornell undergraduate/ graduate students, as well as Cornell staff/ faculty at the Cornell Food Pantry, 109 McGraw Pl. Register for the Cornell Food Pantry

Cornell's Free Food GroupMe allows students and faculty to coordinate the sharing of meals, leftover goodies, and extra non-perishables across campus.

Join the Free Food GroupMe

Anabel’s Grocery provides fresh, nutritious and affordable food for all Cornell students.

Anabel's Grocery

Tompkins County

Friendship Donations Network (FDN) and Mutual Aid Tompkins County have set up outdoor food cabinets with community members across the county. These cabinets are regularly stocked with non-perishable food, and are open to anyone. Food Hub Locations

Call 2-1-1 or visit to find a food pantry or food collection programs near you. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. They are available 24/7.

Southern Tier

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier contributes to food pantries throughout the country and conducts drive-through food collection events for eligible community members. Check out their website to learn more and find food in counties across the Southern Tier.

Find Food