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Food Bank of Central New York relies on food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and farmers.

We collect fresh, canned, boxed and frozen food, and grocery products. These items are shipped from our distribution facility to our partner agencies throughout our eleven county service area.

The generous donations we receive from these sources are critical to the families and individuals in central and northern New York who are struggling to make ends meet.

To make a food donation or learn more, contact Peter Ricardo, Product Donations Manager, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 233.

Reasons your company should donate food to the Food Bank:

Tax Deduction: A gift to a qualified charitable organization may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions. We recommend you consult with your financial advisor/accountant to explore the updated donor friendly tax deduction benefits available following the PATH Act of 12/2015. Click here to view the 2016 Improvements to Tax Incentive Laws.

Cost Savings: In capturing unsalable food and other products, your company reduces tipping fees.

Inventory Control: A food donation can help reduce your surplus of inventory that is hard to move or cannot be sold.

Community Goodwill: Your support of the Food Bank’s mission will help earn your company the respect of the community.

Proud Staff: Employees feel good about their company's role in making a difference in the community.

Safe Food Handling: Your food donation will be handled properly at our 61,000 square foot warehouse during receiving and distribution and will be transported safely by our trained staff.

Efficient Distribution: Your donation will be quickly distributed to individuals in need through our partner agencies. The agencies are monitored to ensure that donated product does not re-enter the marketplace.

Accurate Record Keeping: Your donation will be tracked, documented, and receipted.

Legal Protection: Your company is protected from liability by the Good Samaritan Act.