Friendship Donations Network Fall Feast

This is a press release from Friendship Donations Network. It was not written by Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management. 

Friendship Donations Network to host food rescue feast fundraiser – October 13 at New Park. 

Friendship Donations Network is celebrating 30 years of rescuing food and reducing hunger since Sara Pines founded the organization in 1988. Join us for the FDN Fall Feast, our first signature fundraising event. Local chefs will prepare a delicious 5-course feast from rescued ingredients. The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad, two main dishes, and dessert. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are also included. And all served in the beautiful setting of the New Park Retreat and Event Center! Entertainment includes live music and a raffle featuring great items from local businesses.

Friendship Donations Network Fall Feast

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

LocationNew Park Retreat and Event Center, 1500 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Cost is $45 per person ($25 is tax deductible).

All proceeds benefit Friendship Donations Network: Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger.

Tickets available online at:

We are currently looking for sponsors to make this event a success and accessible to all. Contact us if your organization or business would like to sponsor the FDN Fall Feast.  

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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 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, colleges, 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 useable food being thrown away. FDN is the 2017 recipient of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award.

Meaghan Sheehan Rosen, Coordinator

Friendship Donations Network: Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger

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  •  October 13, 2018
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm