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The Food & Health Network is offering a special sponsorship challenge for farm and food businesses!
When you contribute $25 as a FaHN Sponsor, an additional $75 will be matched by an anonymous donor to reach
the Seedling sponsor level.


Sponsor benefits:
  • Promote your Farm or Food Business through a Sponsor listing in FaHN publications and media (FaHN Membership Directory, website, e-newsletter, blog and Food System Assessment).  
  • Invitation to annual recognition event featuring local food. 
  • Framed Certificate of Appreciation
  • Speakers & technical assistance available for your food and health related events.
  • Opportunity to network, collaborate, and request support for local food and health related initiatives.
You can learn more by visiting our website here, or viewing the sponsor form here.

For more information on how to take advantage of this opportunity contact:
Erin Summerlee, FaHN Coordinator
607-692-7669 or

Healthy Kids through Community Partnerships
Update on the summer food service program:

Communities across the region are working hard to ensure that more students have access to the Summer Food Service Program. In Broome County, FaHN’s Healthy Food Access Coordinator Victoria Delaney has been working on an outreach and assessment initiative to increase the number of eligible students receiving summer meals in 2015, in partnership with the Broome County Child Hunger Task Force and many community organizations. We invite you to visit the new Summer Meals page on our website to learn more about the assessment and find resources to access healthy summer meals. 
NYOGS Pilot Project for Purchasing Fruits and Vegetables

New York State Office of General Services (OGS) has been chosen to participate in a USDA Pilot Project for Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables. The goal of the Pilot Project is to develop additional opportunities for schools to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables with USDA funding, and develop new relationships with farmers, growers, produce wholesalers, and distributors.

OGS is looking for vendors from all areas of the state to apply. 
Follow the link for more information and eligibility requirements. 

For further information contact:
Annemarie Garceau 
NYSOGS Director of Food Distribution and Warehousing 

Diane Green 
NYSOGS Food Distribution and Warehousing 
June 18, 2015
Thursday, 7am - 3pm

Cowbella Creamery 
Dairy Processing 

Hands on Workshop

Cowbella Creamery 
157 Danforth Road, Jefferson, NY 12093

Please RSVP (limited space available): 
(607) 433-2545 or

Click here for more information. 
June 19, 2015
Friday, 9:30am - 4pm

Growing Grains For Flour: 
Workshop for Farmers

Cornell Cooperative Extension of 
Delaware County 

34570 NY-10, Hamden, NY 13782

Call or Email Janet Aldrich, 
(607) 865-6531,

Click here for more information.
June 21, 2015
Sunday, 1pm - 2pm
Outdoor Yoga:
To benefit the CHOW Bus and summer meals for students

Yoga Body Shop

765 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, NY

Click here for more information.
June 23, 2015
Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm 
FRAC Webinar - 
Hunger and Health

Connecting Patients to Food Assistance

Register here

On September 30th the child nutrition bill will expire.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization sets funding for the federal school meal and child nutrition programs that ensure children have access to healthy and nutritious food they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

Participate in national call-in day on June 23rd to make your voice heard!
Visit the Feeding America website here to learn about the simple steps to get involved.
June FaHN Community Forum:
Leveraging Resources for Healthy Food Systems

June, 25, 2015, 2pm - 4pm 
Tioga County Office Building, Legislative Conference Room, 56 Main St, Owego, NY

How can communities utilize economic development funds to build a healthier food system? Join us to learn about several funding sources, including the Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Application, Upstate Revitalization Fund, and the Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative. 

Please RSVP to: or 607-692-7669
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Farmers' Market SNAP Support Grants 
Due June 18, 2015 
View RFA here

USDA Value-Added Producer Grant 
Due July 2, 2015.

Learn more here

Regional Economic Development Councils:
Consolidated Funding Application
Due, July 31, 2015

Learn more here.

American Academy of Pediatrics:
Community Access to Child Health Program Grants 
Due July 31, 2015.

Learn more here

Vice President of Development & Community Engagement: 
Food Bank of the Southern Tier 

Learn more here

Exciting full and part time AmeriCorps and VISTA positions:
Focused on food access and health available with a range of organizations.
View positions and apply: 
Rural Health Service Corps website.

Organizational Members

Broome-Tioga BOCES Food Service
Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) 
Chenango County Health Department
Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tioga County
Delaware Opportunities Inc.
Family Enrichment Network
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Hatherleigh Foundation
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (United Way)
Rural Health Network of South Central New York
Seven Valleys Health Coalition
Tioga County Hunger Coalition 
Tioga Opportunities
Tompkins County Food Distribution Network
VINES: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments
Individual Members

Susan Adair
Diane Albrecht
Richard Andrus
Donna Bates
Mark Bordeau
Christina Boyd
Ray Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
Matthew Griffin
Kathleen Horner
Sonia Janiszewski
Kevin Millar
Ann Moring
Peaceful By Nature Farm
Jeffrey Piestrak
Tony Preus
Amy Shapiro
Rose Zonetti

Diane Albrecht
Greg Albrecht & Victoria Zeppelin
Connie Barnes
Susan Beaudoin
Elizabeth Bossong
Diane Crews
Ray Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
Engelbert Farms, LLC
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Moore Family Organic Valley Farm
Jeffrey Piestrak
Charles and Mary Place
John and Linda Roush
Jack Salo
Linda Seeger
Doris Summerlee
Lauren Tonti
United HealthCare
United Health Services (UHS)
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