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!
It's rewarding to see behavior change in children at afterschool sites. One girl, whose family originated from Africa has been a wonderful participant in my one afterschool sites. She is always willing to try new things and, is always expressing to myself and her peers many new things her family likes to try with fruits and vegetables. The first time she was in group, the children helped me prepare Apple Wraps from the Cooking Matters recipes. They all really enjoyed the recipe. She came back to me the following week and said "My family has been doing that recipe for breakfast for the past week, we all really love that recipe at home now, thanks Miss Whitney". I just always love to hear things like that from my children that I work with, this is exactly why I do what I do everyday!