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!
After completing a six week CATCH series as part of the her after-school program Leigh wrote, "Dear Mrs. Neal, Thank you for teaching me how to cook. It has been a pleasure cooking with you. Now I know how to cook with a knife. Don't worry I will ask my parents. Also thank you for teaching me to eat healthy. I am going to miss you so much. Love, Leigh". Leigh's mom added that Leigh had been paying attention in class and was constantly coming home and sharing new recipes and healthy eating tips with her family! Leigh included a drawing of all her favorite things about nutrition class!