Collegetown Bagels Opens Community Kitchen

Updated: Mar 22, 2020

Ithaca, NY— In an effort to keep the vulnerable members of our community well-fed,

Collegetown Bagels has partnered with World Central Kitchen and opened a community kitchen at their City Center location at 301 E. State Street in downtown Ithaca. All pre-packaged soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees are offered on a “pay what you can” basis, up to two items per person, per day.

Ithacans that would like to aid in the effort have the option to “pay it forward” at the register to help buy the next meal for their neighbors in need. The restaurant will continue to offer their full menu for delivery, curbside pickup, or take-out. In addition, everything in the store is 10% off for members of the hospitality industry.

Collegetown Bagels is following the guidance of World Central Kitchen to provide meals during this uncertain time and will continue to evolve to serve the needs of the Ithaca community.



About Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels opened their first location on College Avenue in Ithaca, New York in 1976. A family-run local institution, the company employs over 300 people across 7 locations under their Collegetown Bagels and Ithaca Bakery brands. Collegetown Bagels prides itself for its community engagement and green business practices in wholesale, retail, and catering operations.

About World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen, based in Washington, D.C., is an organization that creates smart solutions to hunger and poverty in communities around the world.