Benefiting over 400 youth and adults and nine local farms, Healthy Food For All has been identified as one of the most successful interventions to ending hunger and building community food security in South Central New York.
Thanks to the funds raised from Ithaca Taste of the Nation and the support of many local funders and fundraising events, Healthy Food For All’s small farms are making a big impact on the health of our community!
For more info contact Liz Karabinakis, Director of Healthy Food For All, at 607-272-2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woods Earth - Ithaca Fresh Snack Program
The Fresh Snack Program provides full servings of fresh, healthy, plant-based snacks and integrated educational “bites” to all students in each of the three elementary schools it serves in Ithaca City School District. Fresh Snacks also increase access to fruits and vegetables, replace less nutritious snacks, familiarize students with healthier food choices, and connect youth with their local food system and local food choices. Fresh Snack ingredients are local and organic whenever possible, and many are grown by the Youth Farm Project, where diverse youth actively participate in building a more equitable local food communities.
A portion of the proceeds from Ithaca’s Taste of the Nation will support the Fresh Snack Program's efforts to serve over 927 students every week, in partnership with ICSD's Child Nutrition Program. For more information, contact Vanessa Wood at email@example.com.
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier - Backpack Program™
Headquartered in Elmira, NY, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food and other grocery products to people in need through a network of more than 160 partner agencies including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and other hunger-relief organizations in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The Food Bank also administers several direct service food distribution programs including the BackPack Program™ and Mobile Food Pantry. Established in 1981, the Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, and a regional agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. The Food Bank helps fulfill Catholic Charities’ commitment to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people by working together to build and sustain hunger free communities throughout the Southern Tier.
The Taste of the Nation funds raised help the Food Bank acquire and distribute food to neighbors in need through their network of member agencies and various programs like the BackPack Program ™. Started at the Food Bank in 2005, the BackPack Program™ distributes food to children at risk of hunger over weekend and holiday breaks when they don't have access to school free or reduced price meal programs. Children receive a bag of nutritious, easy to prepare food each Friday during the school year. The BackPack Program™ helps them return to school on Monday ready to learn. The Food Bank plans to expand the BackPack Program™ in order to meet the need of child hunger right here in the Southern Tier of NY.
For more information contact the Food Bank’s Director of Community Programs, Jennifer Edger at 607-796-6061 x4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunger Solutions NY
By promoting and achieving awareness of both hunger issues and the programs that address them, this organization provides a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers.