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Subaru Share the Love® Event 2018

Subaru Share the Love® Event 2018

Foodnet Meals on Wheels joins Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season The eleventh annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Tompkins County seniors Ithaca, New York (November 15, 2018 – Foodnet Meals on Wheels is proud to announce that […]

Foodnet 2018 Annual Report

Foodnet 2018 Annual Report

  Every week, nearly 700 hundred daily meals leave our kitchen and travel throughout Tompkins County into the hands of our neighbors. Each home delivered meal is served by a caring driver who offers a friendly visit and safety check. Our social dining rooms are available throughout the community, and are filled with healthy food, […]

Foodnet Receives an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

Foodnet Receives an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award

Seven nonprofit Central New York organizations were chosen to receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Community Health Awards from among close to 60 applications submitted. Each award recipient will receive up to $4,000 allocated by the company to help fund health and wellness programs in the company’s five-county Central New York region.Through a competitive application process, Excellus […]

More than a meal

More than a meal

Our Foodnet families remind us each day about the importance of our mission.  A family member of a Foodnet participant shared their story… I want to let you know personally how valuable your services were to my father and step mom. My father recently passed, and my step mom was recently put at Clare Bridge […]

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We are so fortunate to have Rachel A Clarkson on our board of directors and as our Treasurer! Thank you, Rachel for all that you do.Our #iamtompkins series continues!

Meet Rachel Clarkson, Corporate Compliance Specialist.

Rachel is responsible for helping the various departments of the bank stay in compliance with Federal Banking Regulations.

We asked Rachel some questions!

Why Tompkins as an employee?

Rachel: I started with Tompkins in January of 2000. It has been a great company to work for. They help you keep learning. I just recently passed my CRCM exam!

Why Tompkins as a community member?

Rachel: Tompkins encourages giving back to the community. I am the Treasurer of Foodnet Meals on Wheels, on the Vestry of St John’s Episcopal Church (where I help with Laundry Love, our program to provide free laundry to those in need), and I volunteer with Rock Steady Boxing (an awesome boxing program for people with Parkinson’s).

Tell us more!

Rachel: I also study Karate at Cayuga Lake Seido Karate. I am an advanced yellow belt and enjoy how much the dojo gives back to the community. I participate in our Annual Punch and Kick-a-thon to raise money for Hospicare and Cancer Resource Center and this summer we helped pack food at the Lansing Food Pantry to help over 90 families in the Lansing community.

Wow! Thank you Rachel for everything you do for our community. We are so lucky to have you as an employee.

#tompkinstrustcompany #iamtompkins #weloveourcommunity #weloveouremployees
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We are so fortunate to have Rachel A Clarkson on our board of directors and as our Treasurer! Thank you, Rachel for all that you do.
Congressman Reed and staff visited our Titus Towers Social Dining Room and delivered meals today. Thank you to Congressman Tom Reeds Office for visiting and coming to learn more about our programs.

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Really enjoyed Congressman Reed's visit to FoodNet Titus Towers. Had a great conversation with him about diabetes. Great day!

Some of my favorite agencies! Way to go!


This is wonderful! Great program!

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Edible Arrangements just made our morning so much sweeter!  Thanks for sharing your delicious treats with our delivery, kitchen and office staff!

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Looks delicious!!! Thanks Edible Arrangements!

We are proud to be a United Way of Tompkins County pacesetter campaign organization again this year! We launched our employee campaign with our annual ice cream social! 🍨 🍦
We are thrilled that Alternatives Federal Credit Union will be offering workshops at two of our social dining sites!  Join us! See below for more information!

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Foodnet’s phones are currently down. Our provider is working to resolve the issue quickly. In the meantime, phone calls are sent to our backup system, but there could be a delay in response time. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less

Great news! We just found out that we received a $500 grant from Walmart Giving! Thank you Walmart for helping us improve the nutritional health of those we serve! #BetterTogether, #WalmartGiving and #Walmart

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Congratulations FoodNet! So deserving.

Another successful diabetic education class in the books! We explored using seasonal foods and eligible participants received senior farmers market coupon booklets.
The watermelon cucumber salad was a favorite and may make an appearance  on Foodnets menu soon! Many thanks to Lorraine Johnson for instructional and recipe support,our summer intern and Sue Martin, our Tompkins County Office for the Aging Registered Dietitian, who helped with coupon distribution

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We are so lucky to have an amazing dietitian at Foodnet that is an inspiring educator too!