Radio Marathon Benefits FDN
Exciting News! Starting this Friday, April 7th, four radio DJs will stay up for 50 consecutive hours to raise money for FDN in a local marathon. Join in by listening or donating, don't miss our volunteers announcing the hours and interviews of FDN stalwarts, including founder Sara Pines, coordinator Meaghan Sheehan Rosen, and board members Carolyn Tomaino and Art Pearce.


Towards Food Dating Clarity
You know how those "use by", "delicious before", and "best by" labels on food products don't follow any guidelines? Well, maybe not for long. Two leading food industry associations have jointly released voluntary guidance to help standardize date labels and reduce confusion about what those labels mean.

Food Donor Spotlight
This is FDN volunteer Joni, pictured picking up food from 7-eleven in Collegetown. How did a national chain come to donate food? Enter local champion of food rescue, Michael Von Dengler. Read about how Michael took action to prevent milk from being wasted and his role in connecting 7-eleven with FDN to rescue hundreds of pounds of fresh food each week.

Power Of The People
Join us at the Ithaca Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 29, the all-day activities include a march, rally, music, speakers, exhibitions, workshops, and food vendors. The event is hosted by Sustainable Tompkins and takes place in conjunction with the national March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington DC.

Volunteers Work Through Stella

A special shout out and recognition of the FDN volunteers, Immaculate Conception food pantry, and members of the Lansing School District who braved the weather during Winter Storm Stella to ensure that food donations were collected and distributed to families in need. 

Local Resolution Supports NYS Food Waste Proposal

Tompkins County Legislature now officially supports Governor Cuomo's proposal to require large-scale generators of food waste to donate and recycle excess food. Can you find where FDN was mentioned in the full resolution? Thanks to Dan Klein for introducing this resolution, and to our county legislators for their unanimous support. 
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