Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Resource Details
Alternate Name FBST
Starting in January 2021, 2-1-1 Tompkins/Cortland to now handle all phone registrations for mobile distribution events in Tompkins County. Currently, one distribution in Freeville on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration begins one day prior, either online or by calling 2-1-1 or 877-211-8667.

Distributes food to people in need through more than 160 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief organizations six counties.

Administers several direct service food distribution programs including the food "BackPack Program" and Mobile Food Pantry.

BackPack Program requires very specific foods.
  • Kid-friendly
  • Nutritious:  at least 8 items, 2 Proteins, 2 Grains, 2 Dairy & 2 Fruits or Vegetables
  • Individually packaged, unbreakable
  • Small and light enough to carry
  • Shelf stable
  • Easy to prepare, even without a stove (or in some cases a can opener)

Mobile Food Pantry
The Mobile Food Pantry program brings fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery products directly to distribution sites where people need food. When the mobile food pantry truck arrives at a site, volunteers place the food on tables surrounding the truck. Clients are then able to "shop", choosing items that they need.
Coverage Area NY - Tompkins County; NY - Broome County; NY - Tioga County; NY - Schuyler County; NY - Chemung County; NY - Steuben County;

Defined coverage areas:
New York - Broome County
New York - Chemung County
New York - Schuyler County
New York - Steuben County
New York - Tioga County
New York - Tompkins County
Physical Address 388 Upper Oakwood Ave
Elmira NY
14903 United States
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Hours Of Operation Office hours.

Mon: 8am 4pm
Tue: 8am 4pm
Wed: 8am 4pm
Thu: 8am 4pm
Fri: 8am 4pm
Eligibility The Food Bank supplies non-profit agencies providing food to low-income or at-risk populations. We also provide food directly to people at risk of hunger via the BackPack and Mobile Food Pantry programs.
Eligibility: Adult: Yes; Teen: Yes; Child: Yes; Family: Yes; Female: Yes; Male: Yes;
Volunteer Duties Repack and distribute food items
Programs at this agency Summer Food Service Program- Tompkins County

Contact Information
Mailing Address 388 Upper Oakwood Ave
Elmira NY
14903 United States
Fax Number 607-796-6028
Main 607-796-6061
Main Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name
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Director or Senior Administrator Email Address


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