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hunger-free communities
throughout the Southern Tier.



What is the Summer Food Service Program?

With the school year ending, many children in the Southern Tier who receive free or reduced price school meals will soon be without access to in-school meal service for the summer. That is why the Food Bank of the Southern Tier is partnering with community organizations to offer free summer meals for children in need.


2014 Open Summer Food Sites

Broome County & Tioga County
Click here for open sites in Broome and Tioga counties

Steuben County
Click here for open sites in Steuben County

Chemung County

Frontline Community Youth Center at Hathorn Court Apartments, Elmira

Monday-Friday, June 30th - August 29th

Lunch: 2:30-3:30; Dinner: 5:30-6:30


Southside Community Center, Partridge Street, Elmira, Elmira

Monday-Friday, July 7th - August 14th

Lunch: 2:00-3:30; Dinner: 5:00-6:00


A’Don Allen Early Childhood Center at Heritage Park Apartments, Elmira

Monday-Friday, July 7th - August 14th

Lunch: 12:00-1:00; Snack: 3:00-3:30


Ernie Davis Community Center, across from Ernie Davis School, Elmira

Monday-Friday, July 8th - August 22nd

Lunch: 11:00-12:30; Dinner: 3:00-4:30

Faith Temple Community Church, Standish Drive, Elmira

Monday-Friday, July 8th - August 22nd

Dinner: 5:-6:30

Southern Tier Church of Christ, 351 E. Thurston Street, Elmira
Monday-Friday, starting July 30th
Lunch: 12:30-1:30

In Chemung County, an estimated 23% of children are food insecure which represents more than 4,550 children 18 and under. The Food & Health Network of South Central New York reports that of the 4,376 children who receive free or reduced price school meals, only 446, approximately 10%, participated in summer feeding programs in 2013.

The newly formed Chemung County Child Hunger Task Force is focused on expanding the number of open summer food sites and feeding more children. Organizations involved include the Chemung County Youth Bureau, Economic Opportunity Program, Inc., the Elmira City School District, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Southside Community Center and Frontline Ministries.

This summer, open sites will offer free meals and snacks to anyone 18 and under. No enrollment is required.

Click here
to find additional open sites in your community. Additional sites outside of Chemung County can also be located by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting For information about receiving monthly food assistance through SNAP, call 607-796-5592.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

For more information contact:
Nancy Eckstrom, Summer Food Navigator 
at 607.796.6061 x3417 or email

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