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!
“I really liked this training. The woman who presented it was excellent! It was well planned out. Throughout the training we had classroom time then gym time. We were on the move and having fun. I didn't even realize how fast the time went. During our gym games we were active for 30 minutes, having fun and everyone participated. There was no down time. Very easy in transitions. I will use the set up and CATCH phrases she used for my program next year. I want to spend time this summer reviewing the CATCH binder and grouping the activities and games together as a unit to coordinate with my themes. She also gave ideas on how to change up the games for different age groups as well as when you are short of equipment. I also can see the value that CATCH would have for the summer program. There is also a website she gave us so we can download more material that I want to explore as well. So glad I went.- (Salvation Army Youth leader)” 33 After School program youth leaders from three agencies across Onondaga County engaged in a 6-hour activity-based training to gain resources and skills to engage youth in age-appropriate, “inclusive” active play. CATCH has a 25 year track record as an evidenced-based program proven program to help reduce childhood obesity risk.