Mobile Food Pantry at Tompkins Cortland

mobile food pantryMobile Food Pantry

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Office of Student Life will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry on the Tompkins Cortland campus in Dryden on Monday, March 6th, 2017 in the BorgWarner Morse TEC Field House, 12pm to 1pm

They are still looking for approximately 25 volunteers – if you are interested please contact Barbara Thayer as soon as possible (nelsonb@tompkinscortland.edu)!!!!  Volunteers need to be able to work from 11am – 1pm.  There is a lot of set up and prep time that goes into this before we are able to hand the food out at Noon.

This is free food for anyone who needs it.

There are no forms to complete and you do not have to ‘qualify’ to receive the food. You just need to leave your name and be willing to give us your phone number and age of everyone in your household/res hall room. (This is just for required data reporting for the funding that supports the mobile food truck.)

Bring bags with you and be prepared to refrigerate food – most of it will be dairy or produce items.

We’ll be set up at the BorgWarner Morse TEC field house located in the Athletic facility. The photo above shows what the truck looks like.

Any member of the Tompkins Cortland community (faculty, staff, or student) is eligible to be a beneficiary.

Some additional information:

-This is perishable food. Sometimes it is close to the expiration date. It is food that might be taken off of shelves in large big box stores when they restock. It is donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in lieu of being thrown away. Here is some information on expiration dates: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/do-food-expiration-dates-matter

-You are able to pick up food for yourself and one other person. You also can have someone else get food for you if you are not able to be there.

Established in 1981 and 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 Program. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and a regional agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. The Food Bank helps fulfill Catholic Charities commitment to create 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.

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