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!
Over the winter ESNY educators made applesauce pancakes with the youth at DC4. This immediately became the kids' favorite recipe! The youth did a great job pointing out the ingredients in the recipe that made the pancakes healthy and were excellent helpers while making the batter. The kids were very excited to find out that these "GO" cakes were not only good for them, but tasted great as well. All the kids asked for the recipe to take home and make with their families. At the end of the lesson Miss Harley, who works with the school-aged children, said “What I like about this program is that it’s fun and engaging. The level of engagement, especially when we’re cooking, is really good for this group because it cuts down on distractions and allows them to learn more.”