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Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:39

A big thank you to the students at Apalachin Elementary School for collecting cans of soup for us through their Souper-Bowl of Giving! All together, they collected 630 pounds of soup! Way to go! (See the Photo Galleries page for pictures!)

Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:27

Sr. Mary O'Brien, Executive Director of Tioga County Rural Ministry presents the award for gaining the most donations for Bill's Burger Eating Challenge on Feb. 16, 2017. Laura Spencer Eberly ate three burgers and earned over $1000 in donations which will benefit TCRM's ministry. Laura was also rewarded with a gift certificate to Bill's Restaurant. Congratulations and thanks to Laura!

Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:17

Our Human Services Aide, Alycia Anthony, along with members of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and some of their member agencies, attended the Food Bank Association of New York State Lobby Day in Albany on March 1, 2017. Alycia and the others met with New York State Assemblymen/women and Senators to discuss issues that impact our food pantry and clients. They also attended a press conference regarding the Farm to Food Bill. It was a wonderful experience for all involved!

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:32

The winner of the beautiful quilt was drawn at our Cookie Sale this past weekend by Sr. Mary O'Brien and Debbie Howard.

TCRM wants to congratulate Joanne Romano of Hunlock Creek, PA!

Quilt

Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:50

Veterans Donation

Saturday, 20 August 2016 13:05

Many people who struggle with societal issues such as poverty and hunger have immense expertise on the realities they face. In order to glean this expertise, the Speakers’ Bureau was launched in April of 2016. Partnering with Tioga County Rural Ministry, the Food Bank recruited community members who access the food pantry. After an application process, 7 local women joined the Speakers Bureau, which involves an intense, 9-week curriculum working to develop leadership and public speaking skills with the people who ultimately receive food from the Food Bank. Topics covered in the training included advocacy, storytelling, conflict resolution, and general education about root causes of poverty. Two members of a local Toastmasters group also led three sessions on public speaking. At the end of the 9 weeks, the Speakers Bureau hosted a graduation for friends and family where the Speakers presented their stories.  (See the Photo Galleries page for pictures!)

These Speakers will now be available to participate in community education forums, panels, presentations, advocacy efforts, and more to add their voice and expertise to the conversation on how to end hunger and poverty in the Southern Tier. Only by working with all types of experts can we ever expect to really move the needle on this pressing issue.

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