Thomas Ferraro, founder of Foodlink, one of the nation’s first food banks, died on February 11. Tom served on the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) Leadership Team. “Tom was a visionary,” said Glenda Neff, FINYS Coordinator for American Farmland Trust. He believed that Foodlink’s assets – its warehouse, kitchens, trucks, and most of all its passionate talented employees, could be used for economic development that would produce jobs, train unemployed in new skills, and create access to healthy local food. “Foodlink as a “local food hub” would, could and has done that.” Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tom are asked to consider contributing funds to the Foodlink Foundation in his name. Donations can be sent to Foodlink Foundation, PO Box 60766, Rochester, NY 14606.