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Food Insecurity

Includes information about organizations fighting food insecurity.

Syracuse Emergency Food Pantry

Salvation Army Emergency Food Services 

They can be reached at 315-479-1157. The food pantry is located 677 South Salina Street (Use the back door entrance). The addresses and ID for all household members are needed. 


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Human Services Assistance

Dial 211 for 24-hour health and human services information for Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. Access their database at

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Emergency Food Pantries

Emergency Food Pantries

The link contains a list of food pantries.  

Free Meals Sites

Referral to Food Pantries or meal sites in your area: 

Interreligious Food Consortium315-474-8855 

Food Bank of Central New York: 315-437-1899

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

"The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups."

- United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service 


Get in the Know

Food Bank of Central New York serves as the main food distribution hub for hundreds of partner agencies that comprise the emergency food network in our eleven county service region across central and northern New York.