SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Summer Food Service Program 2013
Click here or here for information on 2013 Summer Food sites in the Food Bank's service area..
Picnics in the Park Mobile Summer Food Program 2013
Picnics in the Park will be available June 24th through August 16th, and is key to attracting and feeding a sizable number of children in Chemung County.
Click here to download a 2013 Picnics in the Park flyer.
Lunches will be distributed Monday through Friday, and operate in parks in Chemung County where children and families tend to congregate. The locations are, Katy Leary Park, McKinnon Park, Pulaski Park (new this year) and Sullivan Park. Every child (up to 18 years) requesting food will be provided lunch. Games and activities will also be offered in conjunction with community groups.
Sullivan Park - Off Thorne Street, Horseheads
Lunch 11:00am - 11:40am
Pulaski Park - Center Street & Tompkins Street, Elmira
Lunch 11:50am - 12:30pm
Katy Leary Park - Connelly Avenue & River Street, Elmira
Lunch 12:40pm - 1:20pm
McKinnon Park - End of Pratt Street off Matthew Street, Elmira
Lunch 1:30pm - 2:10pm
For more information on volunteering your time, contact Darlene Bachman, Volunteer Coordinator at 607.796.6061 x4043, or email
What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is a national program of the USDA, administered through the New York State Education Department. Sponsors, like the Food Bank, then create partnerships to administer meal service at the local level. The program provides a free, nutritious meal to low income children when school is not in session.
Why do we need the Summer Food Service Program?
In the Southern Tier, there are over 34,000 children who rely on free and reduced priced meals during the school year. Approximately 18% of these children are served by existing summer meal programs. This means the families of far too many children in our area had to stretch limited food budgets even further and many children missed out on nutritious meals essential to their learning and development. There are a number of reasons why children arenít able to get to these necessary meals Ė the largest reason is that there simply arenít enough sites available in areas children can easily get to.
Click here for information on 2013 Summer Food sites in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben County.
Click here for Broome County sites
In 2012 the Food Bank of the Southern Tier sponsored the Summer Food Service Program at 33 sites in Chemung and Steuben counties. 1.888 children received 51,234 meals and snacks.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
For more information contact:
Jennifer Edger, Community Programs Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4037 or email