Working together to build and sustain
hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.



What is the Summer Food Service Program?

In the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's six-county service area, over 50% of children are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals at school. With the school year ending, many children in the Southern Tier who rely on these meals will soon be without access to in-school meal service for the summer. This is where the Summer Food Service Program steps in to the help fill this gap.  Any child aged 18 and under is welcome at an open meal site and can eat a free, healthy meal or snack.  There is no registration or paperwork required.  Please help us spread the word about this program.

For more information, dial 2-1-1 or visit

For information about receiving monthly food assistance through SNAP/Food Stamps, click here or call 607-796-5592.

Kids' Farmers Market

FREE fruits and vegetables for kids! Come early for Summer Meals before the market begins. Kids' Farmers Market runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, beginning in July. Click here for Kids' Farmers Market sites. Coming soon!

2016 open summer food sites coming soon!

For more information contact:
Jennifer Bertron, Child Nutrition Programs Navigator 
at 607.796.6061 x4056 or email
388 Upper Oakwood Ave. | Elmira, NY 14903 | 607-796-6061 A regional agency of Catholic Charities and a member of Feeding America