Food and Nutrition Assistance

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school meal programs are not available.  SFSP is made possible by the United States Department of Education with promotional support from the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program.  Children under the age of 18 and disabled persons under the age of 21 are encouraged to use the program.  Lunches and snacks are available at a variety of locations throughout Jefferson County.  
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call 315.782.4900, ext. 222.  Volunteers are always welcome.  Call today and find out how you can get involved!

Food Pantry

When the household budget will stretch no further, members of the community can turn to the Community Action Food Pantry for short-term emergency food assistance.  Visitors to the pantry are provided with a five-day supply of food which includes a nutritional balance of the major food groups.

The pantry receives financial support from a variety of sources, including the Food Bank of Central NY, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), Hunger Prevention Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and the Northern New York Community Foundation, as well as donations and food drives coordinated by area businesses and individuals. 
For more information about the Food Pantry, contact Mary Jane Mathewson at 315.782.4900, ext. 222.
Food Pantry hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Please call 315-782-4900, ext. 221 for an appointment.

Smart Choice Online Pantry Service

We are thrilled to launch Smart Choice, an online ordering system that enables you to CHOOSE the products you need, instead of getting the same bag of groceries each time you order. AND the system is online so you can see what’s in our inventory and shop for your products WITHOUT calling Community Action. Click the link below to be redirected to the platfoSmart Choice Picrm.

*If you do not already have your shopper ID and PIN, please call us at 315-782-4900 ext 221.