Healthy Food For All – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Healthy Food For All is a partnership of local farms and Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tompkins County to make fresh produce accessible to low-income households through subsidized Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. Families living at or below poverty receive a variety and abundance of fruits and vegetables at a price they can afford (Food Stamps accepted!) and free educational resources including nutritional cooking classes to support healthy lifestyle choices. Local family-owned farms receive a fair price to sustain their organic, ecologically and socially responsible growing practices, boosting our region’s ability to produce good food.
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 please visit: http://www.healthyfoodforall.org or contact Liz Karabinakis, Director of Healthy Food For All, at 607-272-2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ithaca Community Harvest – Ithaca Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program
Ithaca Community Harvest is a collaborative effort to weave together the activities of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program, Gardens 4 Humanity, Healthy Food For All, Ithaca Crop Mob, Whole Community Project and the Youth Farm Project to create, sustain and expand a system for providing access to local organic produce to youth and families in Ithaca’s public schools, with particular focus on historically marginalized populations.
A portion of the proceeds from Ithaca’s Taste of the Nation will support Ithaca Community Harvest and specifically it’s BJM snack program to provide fresh fruits and vegetables (mostly local and organic) to every classroom every school day at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.
Ithaca Community Harvest is a project of the Village at Ithaca in collaboration with GreenStar Community Projects, the Ithaca City School District, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Southside Community Center, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming and countless community volunteers!
For more info contact Liz Karabinakis, Director of Ithaca Community Harvest, at (607) 256-0780 or 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 165 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, 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 school free or reduced price meal programs are not in session. Children at risk of hunger receive a bag of nutritious, easy to prepare food each Friday during the school year. The BackPack Program™ helps children at risk of hunger 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 Youth Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth Herendeen, at 607-796-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutrition Consortium of NY
Alleviates hunger for poor and low-income residents of New York State, by expanding the availability of, access to, and use of governmental nutrition assistance programs.