Making ends meet during difficult times can be easier with help from the right programs and other community resources. Cornell Cooperative Extension works with many local food assistance programs to help families, individuals and seniors find and access food resources that best meet their needs.
Daily Food Pantries & Community Meals- The RCC website has an online calendar that gives the hours and locations of food pantries and community meals offered in Rockland County on each day of the week.
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered meals-on-wheels, community center meals, nutrition assessments, nutrition counseling, and help applying for SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) for older
Healthy Food For All - If you are WIC or Food Stamp eligible, HFFA gives you the option to purchase a weekly share of the harvest from local participating farms at 50% off. Your share will provide a large quantity and variety of fresh organic produce to feed your family every week. Additional subsidies available for single parents with children 5 and under. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cooperative Extension at 607-272-2292 ext 242.
MyBenefits.Gov - New York State residents can visit this web site to find out if you are eligible for help through SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Nutrition Education, Temporary Assistance, HEAP, WIC, School Meals and Summer Meal Programs.
SNAP / (formerly Food Stamp) benefits help low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families. The USDA’s SNAP-Ed connection web site provides great tips and resources. Choose from: Healthy Eating on a Budget, 10 Steps to Help fill your grocery bag, Ways to Manage Your Food Dollars and MORE at: http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/eat-right-when-moneys-tight .
The SNAP-to-Market website helps you find NY Farmers' Markets where you can use your SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) and explains how to make Farmers' Market purchases with them. You'll also find information on when fruits and vegetables are in-season at your market, and recipes to use with produce you buy.
WIC - the Women, Infants & Children’s Supplemental Food Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services for low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is available. Find out if you are eligible for WIC, see a schedule of monthly WIC clinics in locations around Rockland County, and other WIC resources on this website Rockland County Health Department . Or Call (845) 364-2577 for an appointment and more information, or call one of the WIC offices below:
Our educational program series and lessons help families and households to stretch their food dollars to make healthier choices and eat better for less! Our SNAP-Ed New York Program helps individuals and families who have limited resources to gain the knowledge and skills to make healthier food and activity choices.
Last updated December 15, 2021