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!
Throughout the Summer of 2015, nutrition educators provided nutrition education for those that came to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) bus. The SNAP-Ed nutrition educators saw many of the same participants weekly. Over time, the participants would share the changes they made from the information they learned through the nutrition education. One participant shared, “I made that broccoli salad you had brought last week--so good! I’m definitely making it when my family comes to visit!”. Another participant said, “This information has been really helpful and gives great ideas for cooking healthy! I have been using your recipes.” The presence of SNAP-Ed educators at the CHOW Bus has allowed the community to become comfortable in approaching the SNAP-Ed educators, asking nutrition and health related questions, and sparking interest in what the SNAP-Ed program has to offer.
Alyssa Scoville & Jenna Matthews