Issue 2 November 5, 2020
Building a Stronger Tompkins County Together
Twice a month we invite you to learn more about various UWTC partners who, like you, are coming together to build a stronger Tompkins County and support our neighbors as they pursue more sustainable and joy-filled lives.
In November We Celebrate Harvest, Food, and Gratitude in Tompkins County...
AND we want to recognize our funded partner Foodbank of the Southern Tier (FBST) because creating a future without hunger, where everyone has access to healthy food takes work, dedication and strong partnerships.

FBST recognizes access to healthy food by all as fundamental to the well-being and success of individuals and the foundation of a strong, vibrant society.
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier partners with Tompkins County food pantries to build and sustain hunger-free communities. FBST provides our local pantries with quality food items. These pantries ensure that the food acquired gets to the people who need it most. Thank you FBST for providing our community with examples of successful partnerships, and continuing to support of our local food pantries during this time of increased need due to COVID-19.
Support FBST in their 11th annual Virtual Turkey Drive, November 2-26 and make holidays brighter for our neighbors. Click here to learn more.
For more information about FBST visit their website
AND we want to recognize our funded partner Loaves and Fishes because sharing a meal can be the start to relationships that can change your life.

Loaves and Fishes provides free meals 5 days a week, along with hospitality, companionship and advocacy for those in need.

Mon., Wed. & Fri. 12-1pm
Tue. & Thu. 5:30-6:30pm

Special Holiday Meals
Thanksgiving- Tuesday, Nov. 24, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Christmas- Friday, Dec. 25, 12-1pm
During this time of COVID-19 Loaves and Fishes has continued its mission while keeping the community safe. By switching to a "Meals-to-Go" model, community members have continued to have access to a healthy and nutritious meal while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Conversations held in the pick-up line are certainly shorter than they would be gathered around the communal table. However, Loaves and Fishes' consistency and care continue to maintain important relationships with our neighbors in need. Loaves and Fishes is currently looking for volunteers to support their Meals-to-Go each weekday. For more information on becoming a volunteer, e-mail:
Thank you Loaves and Fishes for providing nutritious meals to our neighbors in need.

For more information about Loaves and Fishes and their services, visit
AND we want to recognize our funded partner Fodnet Meals on Wheels (Foodnet) because older adults, and those in need, deserve nutritious meals that promote dignity and independence.

Foodnet is the only local agency that delivers hot meals directly to clients. They have a Registered Dietitian that provides meal planning, nutrition assessment, counseling and education.

Foodnet recently reported that the need for their services has increased 12% since the onset of COIVD-19. If you or someone you know would benefit from Foodnet Meals on Wheels services, you can sign up on their website at
During this time of COVID-19 Foodnet Meals on Wheels has been innovative and proactive in keeping its clients and the larger community safe. All clients have a 14-day supply of emergency meals on-hand in the event of a service disruption. Deliveries are being provide every other day; each delivery day, clients receive a hot meal, and a frozen meal for the following day. In addition, nutrition counseling, assessment and case management continues to be provided by telephone.
Thank you Foodnet for reminding us how to be flexible and prepared to address new and emerging needs in our community.
For more information visit or call 607-266-9553
Learn more about our additional Funder Partner Agencies in our future
UWTC Spotlight newsletters or by visiting
Corporate Cornerstone Partners (CCPs) provide the infrastructure upon which UWTC works and serves. This generous and committed group of individuals and employers join together and underwrite UWTC’s administrative costs so that 100% of all other donations can be used for needed programs and services.

Larkin Insurance
Larkin Insurance prides themselves on providing one-on-one service. Since 1960, this locally-owned independent insurance agency has specialized in providing a wide range of insurance plans: from home and business to car, ATV, and boat insurance. They’re committed to finding a plan that fits your every need and are a proud to be UWTC Corporate Cornerstone Partners.

For more information visit their website
Maguire Family of Dealerships
At the Maguire Family of Dealerships in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, Syracuse and Baldwinsville, they treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount attention to detail. As a full-service car dealer, they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding their customers' high standards each and every time. They are excited to work with you, and are proud to be UWTC Corporate Cornerstone Partners.

For more information visit their website
S&S Flooring Installations
S&S Flooring Installations Inc. specializes in flooring installation and repair services in the Ithaca area. They provide flooring sales, installation and repair services without the overhead costs associated with brick and mortar operations. From the biggest commercial flooring project to the smallest residential flooring installation, they take pride in each and every floor they install and are proud to be UWTC Corporate Cornerstone Partners.

For more information visit their website
Warren Real Estate
For over six decades and three generations, thousands of people have trusted the Warren family with their real estate transactions. Still family and locally owned, Warren Real Estate is a successful and highly reputable force in the Finger Lakes real estate business. The cornerstone of their service is professionalism and a high standard of personal service, and they are proud to be UWTC Corporate Cornerstone Partners.

For more information visit their website
Learn more about our additional Corporate Cornerstone Partners in our future UWTC Spotlight newsletters or by visiting
Special thanks to to following CCPs who have already recommitted to being partners next year: Sciarabba, Walker & Co, LLP.
You may receive additional information on charitable organizations from the NY Office of the Attorney General on their website or by calling (212) 416-8401. You may also receive UWTC’s last financial report by going to