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Area Congregations Together (ACT)

Who We Are

  •  Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard

           Provides three days emergency  food for the  hungry in our community on a monthly basis as  needed

  • Tompkins County Food Distribution Network

           Provides administrative "umbrella" support to food pantries throughout Tompkins County, ordering through Food Bank of the Southern Tier and educating member pantries as needed 

  • Annual Multi-faith Thanksgiving Service

          A community expression of gratitude that involves participants from many different faith communities

  • Ithaca MobilePack/FMSC co-sponsorship

          Since 2010, Ithacans have packed over 1 million meals through the Ithaca MobilePack/Feed My Starving Children, to aid children in  hunger throughout 70 countries, at a cost of $.22 per meal. Each year Ithacans have to raise the $66,000 to purchase the dry food needed for the Pack. ACT co-sponsored the 2013  FMSC musical concert fundraisers, "Feed It Forward." ACT will co-sponsor the 2014 Musical Concert on September 20, at St. John's Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca.

  • Mini-grants and co-sponsorships

           ACT works with agencies such as Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, Shared Journeys, Better Housing of Tompkins County, Catholic Charities, Friendship Distribution Network, and American Red Cross to meet emergency needs and  sponsor events that bring people together across lines of  religion and  culture. Since 1969, ACT has initiated and sponsored such community events as Hospital Chaplaincy, Jail Ministry Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), Repair and Maintenance Program (RAMP) and others.

What We Do

Area Congregations Together, Inc. (ACT) is a multi-faith not-for-profit (501c3) corporation, committed to local and  global community service, and to mutual understanding and  respect. Its leadership is drawn from religious groups throughout Tompkins County, New York, and represents a wide variety of perspectives. Through its activities, ACT seeks to foster cooperative efforts for the common good and to promote sensitivity, understanding and respect for differences among peoples.


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