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The Food Bank has a number of programs that directly serve children. 41% of kids in our service area face food insecurity and its our mission to help families struggling with hunger get access to meals for their kids all year round. 

Kids' Farmers Market     Summer Meals     BackPack Program

Kids' Farmers Market


What is Kids' Farmers Market?
The Kids' Farmers Market program provides free vegetables in a farmers market-style set up to allow kids to "shop" for vegetables they like or haven't tried yet. The Kids' Farmers Markets are held across the Southern Tier during the summer at free Summer Meals sites and during the school year at some after-school programs. 

Find Kids' Farmers Markets in your county here: 

Chemung
Schuyler
Steuben
Tioga

For more information contact:
Mandolyn McConaha, Youth Programs Coordinator, 607.796.6061 x4024 or click here to email

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Summer Food Service Program


What is Summer Food Service? 
Also known as Summer Meals, children and teens (18 years and under) are welcome at open meal sites across our region (like parks and community centers) to eat healthy and nutritious free meals and snacks. There is no registration or paperwork required! At many sites, programs, activities, and fun are also offered to kids and their families!

Find a 2017 open meal site near you:

Broome County 
(click above to download the flyer)
View an interactive map at FeedBroome.org
Like Broome County Child Hunger Task Force on Facebook for updates all summer

Chemung County
(click above to download the flyer)
View an interactive map at FeedChemung.org
Like Chemung County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook for updates all summer

Schuyler County
(click above to download the flyer)
Like Schuyler County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook for updates all summer

Steuben County
(click above to download the flyer)
Like Steuben County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook for updates all summer

Tioga County
(click above to download the flyer)
View an interactive summer meal site map at FeedTioga.org
Like Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force on Facebook for updates all summer

Tompkins County
(click above to download the flyer)
Like Tompkins County Free Summer Meals for Kids on Facebook for updates all summer

For more information contact:
Jennifer Bertron, Child Nutrition Programs Navigator, 607.796.6061 x4056 or click here to email

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Backpack Program


What is the BackPack Program?
Children in the BackPack Program receive packs of nutritious, kid-friendly food on Fridays and before holiday breaks at school. The BackPack program helps ensure that every child returns to school ready to learn. 

Interested in enrolling your child in the BackPack Program?
Please contact the BackPack Coordinator for your school district listed below. If you do not see a coordinator listed, please contact your district directly and ask to speak with the BackPack Coordinator. Every district in the Southern Tier participates in the BackPack Program.

Find your county: Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins

Broome

Deposit: Lori Wheeler
607-467-5507
lwheeler@deposit.stier.org

Harpursville: Darlene Noyes
607-693-8112
DNoyes@hcs.stier.org

Whitney Point: Emma Irwin
607-692-8241
eirwin@wpcsd.org

Windsor: Andrea Hudock
607-655-8257
Ahudock@btboces.org 

Chemung
Elmira City: Derek Almy
607-735-3040
dalmy@elmiracityschools.com

Horseheads: Kelly Bennett
607-795-2580 #4
kbennett@horseheadsdistrict.com

Schuyler
Watkins Glen: Jessica Karius
607-535-3250 x1454
jkarius@wgcsd.org

Steuben
Avoca: Paula Pimm
607-566-2221 x1113
ppimm@avocacsd.org

Corning-Painted Post: Wendy Rosenwinkel
607-936-3704 x1053
wrosenwinkel@gstboces.org

Tioga
Newark: Loraine Trotman
607-642-8606
ltrotman@nvcs.stier.org

Tioga: Nancy Eckstrom
607-687-8006 x2
NEckstro@tiogacentral.org

Tompkins
Groton: Trina Luttinger
607-898-4524
tluttinger@groton.cnyric.org

Newfield: Missy Rynone
607-768-6000
mrynone@newfieldschools.org 

For more information contact:
Mandolyn McConaha, Youth Programs Coordinator, 607.796.6061 x4024 or click here to email

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HELP BEYOND FOOD
For more information, dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-346-2211) or visit www.211helpline.org.
You might be eligible to receive monthly food assistance through SNAP (food stamps). Click here to learn more, or call 607-796-5592.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
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