Food Bank of Central New York Overview
Programs: FBCNY operates two food rescue programs. Our Fresh Foods Program picks up dairy, produce and other perishable foods each weekday from grocery stores, wholesalers, and dairies and delivers the food to one of twenty established food distribution sites; our Second Helpings Program rescues wholesome, unserved, prepared food from restaurants, caterers and cafeterias and makes it available to programs serving meals, such as emergency soup kitchens and shelters. FBCNY is also noted for outreach, education and advocacy through our Food$ense food co-op, Food Stamp Outreach, Community Garden and our 'at risk' youth education CookShop and Kids Cafe initiatives. Funding is public and private.