Making ends meet during difficult times can be easier with help from the right programs and other community resources. Cornell Cooperative Extension works with many local food assistance programs to help families, individuals and seniors find and access food resources that best meet their needs.
these resources are specifically listed for use if you need food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be updated once regular schedules resume.
Families with school-aged children who receive free or reduced school lunches will be receiving $420 in food benefits (either on their EBT cards or on a debit card which will be mailed to them) between early July and August. See the chart below for the breakdown of the three phases. This information will is available on the Foodlink website. These benefits will only apply towards food.
Community Food Pantries and Emergency Food Resources: if you are unable to access any of the resources listed here please contact Emma Kett, Nutrition and Local Foods Resource Educator at the office for further assistance. Phone: 315-331-8415
St. John’s Food Pantry 315-902-4130
43 West DeZeng Street, Clyde
Open to all community members for EMERGENCY food only. Please contact St. John’s Rectory for more information at the number listed above.
Clyde United Methodist Church 315-651-3235
84 Sodus St, Clyde, NY 14433
3rd Tuesday each month 2pm- 3:30pm
(also has an outside community cupboard)
Helpful Hearts- Carolyn Cook 315-690-1952
10-12 Geneva Street, Lyons
- Saturday 9-2
Lyons Community Food Pantry at the Presbyterian Church 315-946-4178
11 Queen Street, Lyons
Serving residents of the Lyons Central School District with Monday - Friday food deliveries. Please call Erin Perry at 315-946-4178 for assistance.
Lesario Deli 315-665-0325
37 Canal Street , Lyons
Lunches- PB+J sandwich or bologna, chips and juice
Fingerlakes WIC- 877-310-5938
Marion Food Pantry 315-926-4235
Second Reformed Church
3757 Mill St. Marion
In the education building behind the church
Thursday 6-7pm and Saturday 9-10am
Newark Food Closet 315-332-8582
301 E. Miller St. Newark
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 12pm
Available to Newark, East Palmyra, and Port Gibson zip codes. No appointment necessary.
City of God Church 315-283-2867 or 585-743-7544(Española)
1916 Rt. 89, Savannah (GPS address)
3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm-8pm
Wayne County Action Program 315-483-8761
WEB Support Services
7188 Ridge Road, Sodus
Monday by appointment, Tuesday by appointment at Foodlink distribution in Lyons, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm, Friday 11:30am – 4:30pm
Food boxes available every 30 days, agency form must be filled out, ID, proof of income and address required
Sodus Point United Methodist Church Food Pantry 315.483.4540
7490 South Ontario St.,Sodus Point
Food provided by appointment to Sodus Township residents. Call number above to get the volunteer’s phone number to make an appointment.
Butler United Methodist Church
3478 Rte. 89 N, South Butler
Community Cupboard (non-food essentials)
Located outside behind church
Tyre Food Pantry 315.515.8309
645 State Rte. 414, Tyre (Seneca County)
2nd and 4th Fridays each month 2-4pm
Christmas distribution will be held on Friday, December 11th. Distribution will take place indoors- it will still be pre-packaged food. Masks are required for anyone coming into the building. The pantry will close after distribution on December 11th and a reopening date is TBD based on the transmission rate of COVID-19 in the community. Check the Facebook page for updates and to contact the pantry: https://www.facebook.com/tyrereformedchurch/.
Daily Bread Food Pantry 315.589.9120
4494 Route 104 East, Williamson NY 14589
Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Emergency Food Pantry for residents of Wayne County.
Williamson United Methodist Church 315.589.8622
4146 E. Main St., Williamson315.926.9438(Naomi Fisher, Director)
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursday from 9am to 12pm
Pre-filled bags will be handed out during pantry hours.
Wayne Co. Rural Ministry Come-Unity Center, Inc. 315.589.8105
4170 E Main St. Williamson
Serving all Wayne County Residents
Food Pantry: Food boxes are given based on number of people in the household. Tuesday – Friday 10am – 12pm- come to the inside door, give your name and household size and all computer-based information will be filled out by staff. You can call ahead to give name and household size to make the process faster.Food boxes are given once every 30 days, but an extra emergency box can be obtained one time each year.
Soup kitchen: Lunch-to-go from 12pm to 12:30pm Tuesday - Friday
FoodLink Emergency Food Box Distribution -
All Wayne County residents can obtain a food box at rotating locations through the end of June. Please visit the Wayne County Partnership for Strengthening Families for the most up-to-date information about locations, dates, and times.
OTHER MOBILE FOOD PANTRY SITE INFORMATION: Call 211 or visit https://211lifeline.org/taxonomy.php?&tax=BD&county=WAY&tax=BD-1800
Senior Meal Programs
Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth
Senior Centers throughout Wayne County are offering meals for pick-up while they are closed during the pandemic. The meals for pick-up are offered Monday through Friday. Reservations for the meal must be made at least a day in advance by calling the senior center.
Emmanuel Methodist Church 315-331-8755 301 E. Miller St. Newark
Brown Square Village 315-524-3034 2100 Brown Square, Ontario
Sodus Lunch Club 315-729-1490 47 Maple Ave. Suite 200, Sodus
United Methodist Church 315-359-3119 84 Sodus St. Clyde
The Village Park & Club Rooms 315-597-4015 149 E. Main St. Palmyra
The Office of Aging is also providing home-delivered meals for seniors who cannot get to a senior center to pick up meals. The home-delivered meals are provided Monday through Friday between 11am and 1pm. Meals may be available for individuals who have modified diets.
MyBenefits.Gov - New York State residents can visit this website to find out if you are eligible for help through SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Nutrition Education, Temporary Assistance, HEAP, WIC, School Meals and Summer Meal Programs.
SNAP / (formerly Food Stamp) benefits help low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families. The USDA’s SNAP-Ed connection web site provides great tips and resources. Choose from: Healthy Eating on a Budget, 10 Steps to Help fill your grocery bag, Ways to Manage Your Food Dollars and MORE at: http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/eat-right-when-moneys-tight .
Find free summer meals in your area by simply entering your zip code in "find sites" on the map.
The SNAP-to-Market website helps you find NY Farmers' Markets where you can use your SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) and explains how to make Farmers' Market purchases with them. You'll also find information on when fruits and vegetables are in-season at your market, and recipes to use with produce you buy.
WIC - the Women, Infants & Children’s Supplemental Food Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services for low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is available. Find out if you are eligible for WIC, see a schedule of monthly WIC clinics in locations around Tompkins County, and other WIC resources on this website. Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
Our educational program series and lessons help families and households to stretch their food dollars to make healthier choices and eat better for less! Our Eat Smart New York! Program helps individuals and families who have limited resources to gain the knowledge and skills to make healthier food and activity choices.
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Last updated May 3, 2021