Find Food Near You



Emergency Food Services for Senior Citizens – age 55+   Call 315 218-1987
Emergency Food for Children & Adults  – Please call 211 to find a location closest to you.


Food Bank of Central New York delivers fresh produce, dairy, and bread donated by area grocery stores on a daily basis to community organizations for immediate distribution to neighborhood residents.  For questions or more information about Fresh Foods, contact the Agency Relations Department at (315) 437-1899 ext. 256.

Find Food through the Food Bank 



Syracuse City School District Free Meals 

Free Meals for School Aged Children:  10:00 a.m. to noon.

They are available to any school kids in the city, no matter their age.

Anyone who is high risk or quarantined can call 315-435-4207.

Here’s the list:  (click the link above for the full list)

  • Henninger HS, 600 Robinson Street, Syracuse, NY 13206
  • Huntington PK-8, 400 Sunnycrest Rd., Syracuse, NY 13206
  • HW Smith PK-8, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • PSLA @ Fowler, 227 Magnolia Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Mary Nelson Youth Center, 2849 S. Salina St. Syracue, NY 13205
  • Seymour Elementary School, 108 Shonnard Street, Syracuse, NY 13204
  • Dr. Weeks Elementary School, 710 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13203
  • McKinley-Brighton Elementary School, 141 W. Newell Street, Syracuse, NY 13205
  • STEAM @ Dr King Elementary School, 416 E. Raynor Ave., Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Payton Temple, 1816 Midand Ave., Syracuse, NY 13205

For a referral to a pantry, soup kitchen or other food bank program, please call (315) 437-1899, Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 



Help With Snap 

Online: You can file an application online at The completed online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application will be sent to the agency and you will be screened for expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance within five days and have a scheduled phone interview to determine eligibility.

By telephone: You can request an application by calling our office at (315) 435-2700. We will mail you an application and you can either return it by mail or drop it off in-person. You will need to be interviewed and the interview can be done by telephone or in-person whichever you prefer.

In-person: You can come into our office at 2nd floor Civic Center, TA/SNAP Intake 421 Montgomery Street and we will give you an application. You can submit it that day as long as you have filled in your name, address, telephone number (if you have one) and signed the application. We will give you an appointment for a future interview which can be done by telephone or in-person.


Wilson Park Community Center
1117 South McBride Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 473-6828

Boys & Girls Club Central Village
212 Van Buren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 579-5401


University Christian Fellowship Food Pantry
512 Westcott Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

2nd & 4th Sun 9:00 - 10:00 am

Temple Concord Food Pantry
910 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Please contact the Food Bank for hours of operation.

Save the Whole Man Soup Kitchen
215 Oakwood Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13202

Sun 9:30 - 10:30 am

True Vine Church of God in Christ
111 Furman Street
Syracuse, NY 13205

Fri 5:30 - 7:00 pm; 1st & 3rd Sun 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Syracuse Community Connections
401 South Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204

2:30 - 4:30 pm

3/20/20, 4/17/20, 5/15/20, 6/19/20, 7/17/20, 8/21/20, 9/18/20, 10/16/20, 11/20/20, 12/18/20

Kids Cafe

(315) 474-6823


1st & last Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Valley Worship Center
2929 Midland Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13205

3:00 - 5:00 pm;

4/2/20, 5/7/20, 6/4/20, 7/2/20, 8/6/20, 9/3/20, 10/1/20, 11/5/20, 12/3/20

Outreach Cayuga County - Food Bank of Central New York
7066 Interstate Island Road
Syracuse, NY 13209

(866) 839-7304

NOEP Coordinator Onondaga County - Food Bank of Central New York
7066 Interstate Island Road
Syracuse, NY 13209

Alice Webster
(315) 437-1899 ext. 224

Welcome to the Onondaga County
Department of Social Services – Economic Security

There are new protocols in place because of the Covid-19 Pandemic:

Clients seeking SNAP and/or HEAP assistance may apply online at or by mail or in person. The SNAP application/recertification can be downloaded via:

Clients seeking Temporary Assistance or TA Recertifications

Call 315-435-2700 for information.

Clients seeking Medicaid/Chronic Care

If under 65 and not certified disabled, call NYSOH at 1-855-355-5777 or apply online at

If 65 or older and/or certified disabled, mail an application to the Medicaid Office at 600 S. State St., 7TH fl. KOB, Syracuse, NY 13202.

If you need to apply for Nursing Home of Home Care services, mail an application to the Medicaid office at 600 S. State St. 6th fl. KOB, Syracuse NY 13202.

You may request an application be mailed to you by calling 315-435-2928 and leaving a message. You may download a Medicaid Application at NYMedicaidApplication/

Clients seeking Child Support

All Child Support Appointments are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Anyone with questions should call 315-435-6839 for information.

Indigent Burials

Call 315-380-0948 to apply over the phone.

SCSD meal plan