First Community Food Pod to be Installed in Dryden

First Community Food Pod to be Installed in Dryden
Posted on 04/23/2020

On Friday, April 25, Dryden's first Community Food Pod will be installed at Montgomery Park. 

Community Food Pods (CFP) is a project of Mutual Aid Tompkins. CFPs will be placed across the county in locations where residents face food insecurity and lack of transportation. They will be stocked with food and essential items donated by the Friendship Donations Network. The pods will be managed by volunteer community members. Anyone is welcome to take what they need from the pantry as the pods will not be locked. It will be open 24/7 for anyone in need of food and hygiene items. 

The Montgomery Park Community Food Pod will be a standalone pantry that will be checked daily by a volunteer to be restocked and sanitized. Installation is expected to begin on Friday at 12:30 PM and the pod will be stocked with food around 1:00 PM.

At least five more CFPs are expected to be built in Tompkins County over the next few weeks. Additional locations will open next Wednesday afternoon at Covenant Love, Finger Lakes Spine and Body Works, the Freeville Fire Department, the McLean Fire Department and a private residence at 739 Rte. 221 Marathon Road.

For more information, please visit or call (607) 288-3252. 

Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Please use the QR link below to access a needs request form. This form is for anyone in Tompkins County who needs essential items. After submitting, you will be contacted by a resource that can help.

Update 4/30/20:
Additional Community Food Pods were installed in Dryden at the following locations this week: Covenant Love, Fingerlakes Spine & Body Works, Harford - Tonya Dapp's house, Second Knob, Freeville Village Hall - Rail Trail and McLean Fire Department.

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Needs Request Form

Mutual Aid Tompkins