If you are looking for a place to donate please consider donating to the food banks and food pantries in the area. Donate to your church or neighborhood food bank or pantry so that there will be enough food items to meet the need of those less fortunate or those that have temporarily fallen on hard times. If you know anyone that could use the help, tell them that our food bank resources are there to help them. It is open to anyone that finds themselves in need even if it is temporary.
Cash donations to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier are most efficient. They allow the FBST folks to purchase food at substantial discounts and distribute it to the food banks and pantries that need it the most. FBST accepts donations online at https://www.foodbankst.org/give-a-gift, by phone at 607.796.6061, and by check mailed to 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira NY 14903. You may specify which food bank or pantry you would like to receive your donation.
If you’d like to donate food items, please contact your local food bank or pantry to determine when it’s open and what they need. A list of contacts is available at https://hsctc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoodPantriesPrintableList-01-13-2020.pdf. Remember that your in-kind food donations should be limited to non-perishable items like cereals, pasta, canned sauces, canned fruits and vegetables, and canned fish/poultry/meat.
Please step up to help your neighbors in need. Thank you!!