Basic Needs: $34,150

Brooktondale Community Center

o   Caroline Food Pantry at the Brooktondale Community Center - $2,000
The Brooktondale Community Center provides space for the Caroline Food Pantry for food distributions and storage (including refrigerator and freezer space). The Center, through cooperation with the pantry, also serves as an emergency shelter and emergency supply for food, clothing and replacement household and children's articles.
·       Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
o   Samaritan Center Personal Hygiene Products Program - $6,000
The Samaritan Center at Catholic Charities of Tompkins provides personal care items to individuals and families with very low income and who are homeless through our offices in Ithaca, as well as two satellite sites in rural communities. The program has been in operation for several years, and families have come to rely on this service to meet their basic hygiene needs. Because food stamps cannot be used to purchase such items, this program is a resource for families that cannot afford hygiene products.
·       Dryden Community Council
o   Weekend Backpack Program - $600
This program provides supplemental weekend food to Dryden Central School children who are dependent upon school meals for adequate nutrition.
·       Groton Community Council
o   Groton Food Providers - $1,100
Groton Food Providers has been in existence since 1989 and serves as a food pantry and delivers to the two senior housing units in Groton. The units comprise about 40 percent of the families serviced. There are twenty regular worker volunteers and ten reserve workers.
·       Newfield Community Council
o   Newfield Kitchen Cupboard - $1,185
The Newfield Kitchen Cupboard is a food giveaway program designed to help low-income families with a variety of nutritional meals. We serve senior citizens, handicapped, unemployed as well as those with low incomes. We provide food twice monthly, as well as emergency food on an as-needed basis. Our program would like to offer families enough food for 3 to 5 meals during any 14-day period. This is a requirement set forth by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
·       Southside Community Center, Inc.
o   Hot Food Program - $3,500
The Southside Community Center provides prepared meals to Community Center youth Monday – Friday.
o   Food Pantry - $500
The Southside's Food Pantry provides supplemental basic food to approximately a minimum of 30 families once per month. This funding request would allow the Center to provide the pantry service more than once per month on average.
·       The Salvation Army
o   DAP - Direct Assistance Program – $17,000
DAP provides the following services to individuals and families:
-Saturday/Sunday Meals including special holiday meals (Thanksgiving, Christmas/Easter)
-Programmatic and Administrative services for Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard
-Christmas Assistance to individuals and families (food, clothing, toys for children 12 and under/food for individuals and families no age limit)
-Vouchers for special/emergency cases for personal needs/specialized diets, etc.
·       Ulysses Community Council
o   Food Pantry - $2,265