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!
“Add more Fruits and Vegetables” Farmer’s Markets are a great place to educate people about the importance of fruits and vegetables. Some people are skeptical to try new things. Trying a small sample is a great way to try new foods or even foods that you thought you didn’t like. “Ewww BEETS!! There’s beets in this smoothie? Good thing I didn’t read the ingredients before I tried it. It’s really good, you should have everyone over here to try this!” - Shopper