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Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs

Mission: The food bank of central new york is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy in cooperation with the community.

Programs: Food distribution - general distribution includes the acquisition anddistribution program and retail partnership program (rpp). Acquisitionand distribution program is composed of foods purchased throughvendors, donations from donors, food drives and grocery partners. These foods are then available for the agency partners to request forpickup/delivery to supplement the foods they already have in stock fordistribution to individuals and families within their communities. Rpppicks up grocery and perishable foods on a daily basis from grocerystores and wholesales in our service area for immediate delivery to apartner agency. These partner agencies then ensure prompt distributionof these food items to individuals and families within theircommunities.

noep - the nutrition outreach and education program provides snapoutreach (formerly known as food stamp outreach) to residents ofonondaga, oneida, cortland and oswego counties, as well aspromoting participation in the summer food service program and otherfederal feeding programs. Funded by the federal and state governments,this program is administrated through hunger solutions new york, inc. Aprivate not-for-profit entity.

education and outreach is a program designed to help increase publicawareness of hunger and nutritional issues.

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