Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Because One Hungry Neighbor
Is ONE Too Many.

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2014-2015 HPNAP Food Grant Application Now Available
(posted May 21, 2014)

Completed applications due at the Food Bank by Friday, June 20, 2014
For more information, please contact Vickie Steck at  
or 607.796.6061 x4016
Click here to access the Food Grant Application
Click here for the Shelter Application

2014 Annual Agency Conference - Friday, May 16, 2014
(posted March 28, 2014)

Save The Date, the 2014 Annual Agency Conference will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Owego Treadway Inn from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This year's theme is "Creating a New Blueprint for a Hunger-Free Southern Tier"

2014 Conference Keynote Address:
The Two Faces of Hunger: Ensuring Equitable Food Access for All

2014 Conference Keynote Speaker:
Councilwoman Lea Webb, is an award-winning activist, working to bridge the gap between local and state government to bring about positive change in her community. Her greatest achievement includes being the first-and-youngest African American representative on the Binghamton City Council.

Click here for more information and to download a brochure and registration form.
Click here to submit a nomination for the Bernie Sieser Volunteer of the Year Award.

2014-2015 HPNAP OS/CE Application Materials Available
(posted March 18, 2014)

Completed applications are due to the Food bank by Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by no later than 4:00 p.m.
Click here to access the forms

Emergency Food Programs Available to Lowman Residents
Due to the Closing of the Lowman Food Pantry
(posted January 17, 2014)|

Food Pantries

Salvation Army Food Pantry
Phone: 607-732-0314

414 Lake Street, Elmira

M-F 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm


Catholic Charities Samaritan Center
Phone: 607-734-4898

380 South Main Street, Elmira

Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays 10:00-3.30pm

Tuesdays 10:00am-5:00pm


North Chemung Food Pantry

North Chemung United Methodist Church

2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm


Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry Distributions

January 22, 2014, Wednesday, Chemung 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Town of Chemung Annex Building, 270 Wyncoop Creek Road, Chemung

Recurs 4th Wednesday of every 2 months


January 23, 2014, Thursday, Wellsburg 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Volunteer Fire Department, 3661 Front Street, Wellsburg

Recurs 4th Thursday of every month


January 24, 2014, Friday, Erin 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Erin Town Hall, 1138 Breesport Road, Erin

Recurs 4th Friday of every month

HPNAP Holiday Foods Available
(posted December 5, 2013)


The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is pleased to announce that there are staple foods available immediately for food pantries to order at NO charge to their agency. Click here for a listing of food items available. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Steck or 607.796.6061 x4016.

2014 Agency Membership Renewal Forms Now Available
(posted November 18, 2013)

Click here to access the 2014 Agency Membership Renewal Forms.

The Food Bank is pleased to announce its new & improved Online Ordering!

(posted November 7, 2013)

Click here to download our manual for details!

If your agency did not attend a recent Online Ordering Training, we strongly urge you to attend your county’s upcoming Hunger Coalition meeting this month. Vickie Steck with be providing technical assistance at those meetings.

For more info or questions, please contact Vickie at or 796-6061 x4016.

Effective November 1, households receiving SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
will see a decrease in monthly benefits
(posted October 30, 2013)

Click here for the complete press release.
Click here for more information on SNAP.

Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twist Product Recall
(posted October 30, 2013)

The complete list of recalled product can be found at
Click here for the press release.

2013 Turkey Request Form
(posted August 29, 2013)

Click here for the 2013 Turkey Request Letter and Form

Legislative Alert
(posted August 22, 2013)

Calling All Food Bank Agency Partners - Take Action Against Cuts to Programs like SNAP and TEFAP!
Our nation’s leaders are in the midst of a debate that could have dramatic impacts on those of us here in the Southern Tier fighting to end hunger in our local communities. Click here for more information, and how you can help!

Click below to download summer veggie recipes and tips
from the Food Bank's
JSY Coordinator Lindsay Sawyer
(posted August 1, 2013)

Summer Squash I
Summer Squash II

2013-2014 HPNAP Food Grant Application Now Available
(posted May 9, 2013)

Completed applications due at the Food Bank by Friday, June 7, 2013
Click here to access the form

2013-2014 HPNAP OS/CE Application Materials Available
(posted March 20, 2013)

Completed applications are due to the Food bank by Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Click here to access the forms

Legislative Alert
(posted February 26, 2013)

The Program

Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) funding is one of the primary sources of funding for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and its network of hunger-relief member agencies, like food pantries and soup kitchens. The Food Bank allocates HPNAP funds to cover the cost of food for member agencies as well as provides grants to help offset the cost of staffing, operations and equipment.

The Problem

On January 22, Governor Cuomo proposed a decrease in funding and a major restructuring of NYS health and anti-hunger programs. If approved, the budget would remove HPNAP as a directly funded line-item, and transition it into a “Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition� block grant category, creating potential competition among human service providers. Governor Cuomo has proposed a $13 million overall cut to these critical programs.

Our Request

Restore dedicated, line-item funding for the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) at no less than the amount approved in fiscal year 2013 ($29 million).

We Need Your Help!
Contact your local NYS Senator and Assemblyman and let them know how critical the program is to your agency and ask them to help restore dedicated, line-item funding for HPNAP at no less than the amount approved in FY2013.

**Please take 2 minutes to click on this link
. It was created by the Food Bank for NYC and will send an automatic e-mail to our legislators urging that they restore line item funding for HPNAP.

Click here for more information and specific talking points.

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) Monthly News and Recipe
(posted February 25, 2013)

Click here to download the March newsletter from our JSY Coordinator with a featured recipe and healthy tips. 

Share Your Story...
(posted January 9, 2013)

Have you, or someone you know, benefited during a time of need from a food pantry, soup kitchen, food stamps, or other hunger-relief service? The Food Bank is looking for individuals who are willing to share their personal stories with us for a new public awareness campaign. 


The face of hunger may surprise you � it could be your neighbor, co-worker, or the child sitting next to yours on the school bus. The struggle with hunger is real but often kept hidden � your story can be a powerful tool in the fight against hunger.


Share your story by contacting Gina in the Food Bank’s Marketing Department at 607.796.6061 ext.4033
or email

Together, we can make a difference.

2013 Agency Membership Renewal Forms Now Available
(posted November 14, 2012)

Click here to access the 2013 Agency Membership Renewal Forms

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