Friendship Donations Network
Resource Details
Alternate Name FDN
Description COVID-19 UPDATE:
FDN provides free fresh food to the programs listed at the following link:  Printer-friendly version is also available at the link.

Friendship Donations Network is offering fresh food available for pickup at the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County on Monday and Friday afternoons when available. See their Facebook page for updates on menus and times:

About Friendship Donations Network:
Friendship Donations Network is a food rescue organization located in Ithaca, NY.  Our mission is to rescue fresh, nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown away from stores and farms and redistribute it to neighbors in need throughout Tompkins County and beyond.  We provide food donations to community programs, including meal programs, food pantries, low-income housing communities, and grassroots distribution.  A full list of of our program partners is on our website at  Each week 2,000 people are served, and nearly 1,400 pounds of good food is diverted each day from the landfill.

A network of 200 volunteers and one part-time employee accomplish those goals with the food donations from local supermarkets, bakeries, dining halls, farmers, and food processors.  View our current list of food donors on our website.

Since its start in 1988, FDN has served a vital role in providing healthy food to needy households, while helping our community reduce the amount of usable food being thrown away.

Please let us know if you know of a community program that would like to help distribute food, or if you know of a local business that could be added to our list of food donors.

For a complete schedule of FDN food pantries,   Go To .   Check the Ithaca Journal, (generally on "Today's Events," p. 2B).

For a detailed schedule of ALL food pantries and free meals, visit the HSC Food Calendar.
Coverage Area NY - Tompkins County;

Defined coverage areas:
New York - Tompkins County
Physical Address

Eligibility: Adult: Yes; Teen: Yes; Child: Yes; Family: Yes; Female: Yes; Male: Yes;
Program Fees None
Programs at this agency Calvary Baptist Church Pantry
McLean Community Church Pantry (Friendship Donations Network)
Overlook Apartments Pantry
Thrive Church Pantry
Friendship Donations Network, Lehman Alternative Community School, GIVE

Contact Information
Mailing Address 1013 West State/MLK Jr. Street
Ithaca NY
14850 United States
Main office, not a food pantry 607-216-9522
Main Email Address
Main Contact Name Meaghan Sheehan Rosen
Main Contact Phone 607-216-9522
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Meaghan Sheehan Rosen
Director or Senior Administrator Title Coordinator
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address


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