Cornell Cooperative Extension is invested in making healthy food and activity choices easier for people living throughout Erie County.
Local Western New York Programs:
FeedMore WNYFeedMore’s Food Bank program provides nutritious food and support throughout Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Niagara Counties. For a list of food pantries and soup kitchens can be found here
School Meal Distributions: The links below share information about sites providing free meals for youth 18 years old and younger.
211 WNYis your free and confidential link
to health and human services. Call 2-1-1 to get information about where to get
free food resources in your community, as well as other resources available for
individuals and families. 211 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
State & National Programs:
New York State Assistance Want to find out if you are eligible for help through Temporary Assistance programs, HEAP, WIC, Schools Meals and Summer Meals programs? Visit MyBenefits.Gov
WIC - the Women, Infants & Children’s Supplemental Food Program provides nutritious foods and resources 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 Erie County, and other WIC resources on this website.
1. Seeds and plants used to grow food may be eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits (food stamps).
2. Some farmer markets accept SNAP benefits. Check out SNAP-to-Market
o Oregon State University’s FoodHero
o FDA’s Food Safety and Coronavirus page
Last updated November 18, 2021