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Visit our Food Pantry links to find daily pantries and meal sites.

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You can pay electronically with your SNAP benefits EBT card at grocery stores and farmers' markets.

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The National School Lunch Program provides healthy, balanced low-cost or free meals to children each school day.

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You can use your EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP card at farmers' markets!

Food Assistance Programs

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.

To learn about local programs that may be able to help you, visit these links:

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Daily Food Pantries & Community Meals 

Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals-on-wheels, community center meals, nutrition assessments, nutrition counseling, and help applying for SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) for older adults and other persons.

Regional Food Bank distributes food and other grocery products to member agencies that then serve people in need, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief organizations in Schoharie and Otsego Counties. 

GLEANING PROGRAMS rescues fresh nutritious food from stores, restaurants and farms that would be thrown away and redistributes it to food pantries and community feeding sites where it reaches people in need. 

MyBenefits.Gov - New York State residents can visit this web site 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 . 

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 Schoharie and Otsego Counties, and other WIC resources on this website. 

Our educational events and classes Schoharie County or Otsego County help families and households to stretch their food dollars to make healthier choices and eat better for less!


Michelle Leveski
Nutrition Educator II
518-234-4303 x115

Last updated May 8, 2020