Food Near You
There are many ways to get fresh, healthy food at a low cost in our area!
Your EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP card is welcome at a farmers market near you, making it simple to bring home nutritious food. From just-picked produce to wholesome meat, dairy, and bread products, you’ll find it all at your local farmers market.
Making ends meet during difficult times can be easier with help from the right programs and other community resources. Southern Tier ESNY works with many local food assistance programs to help families, individuals and seniors find and access food resources that best meet their needs.
Free Meals for Youth
In addition to free meals at school, there are several programs that allow childcare providers to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children after-school and during the summer months. Check back here soon for a complete listing of locations that provide free meals for youth!
Choosemyplate.gov is a fantastic resource. As educators, it is a incredibly useful tool to promote to students in ESNY classes. One gentleman went to the site and went into Supertracker to see how many calories he should be consuming on average. He had told us he was consuming on average 5,000 calories a day. He cut his calories in half after going to this site! He started consuming 2,500 calories and went from being 330 pounds to 313 pounds in three weeks! He started looking at healthier food choices to help manage his diabetes, his doctor took him off of insulin, and he says he feels better each day!