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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Food Resources

Access to healthy and nutritious food is an essential need for everyone in our community. During COVID-19 many people suddenly are not able to get the food they need. Even people who have never needed food assistance before may need some extra food now, because they are not working, or are not able to safely leave their home. This adds a lot of stress to individuals, families, and households.

We are fortunate to have many food resources in our County, through the support of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, our school districts, and many others. We are all in this together.

To coordinate food access, distribution, and need in Tompkins County during COVID-19, partners have come together as a Food Task Force to help ensure access for those in need.

Pantries and meals for families, households, and individuals

Dates and times for pantries and meals
Calendars are published on these web pages for the locations listed below. Or call the location for info.
Ithaca locations
  • Baptized Church of Jesus Christ
    412 First Street, Ithaca
    (607) 272-1984
  • Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry
    113 North Geneva Street, Ithaca
    (pantry entrance on West Seneca Street)
    (607) 273-6121
  • St. John's Episcopal Church 
    Loaves & Fishes (Meals)
    210 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca
    (607) 272-5457
  • Salvation Army
    Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard pantry (for City/Town of Ithaca residents ONLY)

    Our Brother's and Sister's Table Mobile Food Truck and meals (for all County residents)
    150 North Albany Street, Ithaca
    (607) 273-2400
  • Calvary Baptist Church Pantry
    507 North Albany Street, Ithaca
    (607) 273-7291
  • Southside Community Center
    305 South Plain Street, Ithaca
    (607) 273-4190
  • Saint Johns Friendship Center
    (Pantry and Meals)
    618 West State Street, Ithaca
    (607) 273-6684
  • Tompkins Community Action
    701 Spencer Road, Ithaca
    (607) 273-8816, ext. 137
Town of Ithaca locations
  • Linderman Creek Apartments
    (Workers Center Pantry)
    Community Room #1, 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca
    (607) 269-0409
    (607) 216-9522
  • Overlook Apartments
    Community Room
    (607) 216-9522

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Caroline locations
  • Caroline Food Pantry
    (for Caroline residents ONLY)
    524 Valley Road, Brooktondale,
    (607) 539-6810 (John Martin)
    (607) 539-7920 (Ted Sobol)
    (607) 539-6057 (Tammy Longabaugh)
Danby locations
  • Danby Federated Church
    Danby Food Pantry (for Danby residents ONLY)
    Mobile Food Truck (for all Tompkins Co. residents)
    1859 Danby Road, Danby,
    (607) 273-7850
    (607) 280-4776 (Joan Barber)
Dryden locations
  • Dryden Presbyterian Church
    Dryden Kitchen Cupboard (for Town of Dryden residents ONLY)
    6 North Street (red brick church), Dryden
    (607) 844-8321
  • Dryden United Methodist Church
    Community Meals
    West Main and North Streets (large white church), Dryden
    (607) 844-9861
Enfield locations
  • Enfield Community Center
    Enfield Food Distribution (for Enfield residents ONLY)
    182 Enfield Main Road, Enfield
    (607) 273-5682 (Pastor Jean Owens)
    Website (The First Baptist Church of Enfield Center)
Freeville locations
  • Freeville United Methodist Church
    Freeville Pantry (for Freeville area residents ONLY)
    37 Main Street, Freeville
    (607) 844-8760 (church)
    (607) 844-5281 (parsonage)
  • Reach Out to Christ Pantry and Outreach
    Pantry and Mobile Food Truck
    318 Johnson Rd, Freeville

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Groton locations
  • Groton Assembly of God
    Groton Food Providers pantry (for Town of Groton residents ONLY)
    Joyce Crouch Benevolence Building,
    101 McKinley Avenue, Groton
    (607) 898-5263, ext. 615
  • Groton Public Library
    112 E. Cortland St., Groton
Lansing locations
  • The Rink
    Lansing Food Pantry (for Lansing residents ONLY)
    Mobile Food Truck (all Tompkins Co. residents)
    1767 East Shore Drive, Lansing
    (607) 592-4685
McLean locations
  • McLean Community Church
    50 Church Street, McLean
    (607) 838-8234
Newfield locations
  • Newfield United Methodist Church
    Newfield Kitchen Cupboard pantry (for Newfield residents ONLY)
    227 Main Street, Newfield
    (607) 564-3555 (Marge Strosnider)
    (607) 564-7823 (church)
Trumansburg locations
  • Trumansburg United Methodist Church 
    Trumansburg Food Pantry (for Tburg/Ulysses residents ONLY)
    80 East Main Street (corner South Street)
    (607) 387-8260

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School Districts

School districts provide food to eligible students and their families. More information will be posted as available.

  • Ithaca City School District: Regular school meals are available for students returning for in-person/ hybrid learning. All meals are FREE for any student through December 31, 2020. Details on the ICSD website here.

Additional food resources for individuals, families, and households

  • Tompkins Food Taskforce has a complete database of resources
  • FoodNet Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to older adults and others in need
  • Operating Farmer’s Markets and CSAs.
  • Many local restaurants are offering food and drink for pick-up or delivery.

Grocery Delivery Services (delivery fee may be charged)
  • Rosie
    • Delivery or store pick-up
    • P&C Fresh, Tburg Shursave
    • $30 minimum order; see website for delivery fee and in-store pick-up fee details
  • Instacart
    • Delivery and/ or curbside pick-up
    • Wegmans, Aldi, Tops, GreenStar, BJ's, Target
  • CNY Home Delivery
    • Home delivery one day a week (day depends on location). $150 minimum order
    • Cortland Produce
    • Pick-up at established locations on specific days. $100 minimum order.
  • Headwater Food Hub
    • 3 pick-up locations on Thursdays in the Ithaca area.
    • Home delivery Thursdays in the City of Ithaca and Village of Trumansburg only ($8 delivery fee).


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