Out of Area Resources
The Cooperstown Food Pantry serves northern Otsego County. Persons living in southern Otsego County should seek assistance from the following food pantries and soup kitchens:
- SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY
25 River St, Oneonta
607-432 – 5960
M-F 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday meal 4pm
- ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY
39 Walnut St, Oneonta
M-F 11 am to 3pm
- ST JAMES FOOD PANTRY
18 Elm St, Oneonta
M-F 9 am to 12 pm, and in the afternoon by appointment
- THE LORD’S TABLE
St. James Episcopal Church
18 Elm St, Oneonta
Meals served M-F 4:30pm to 6:30pm, closed major holidays
- SATURDAY’S BREAD
First Methodist Church
66 Chestnut St, Oneonta
Meal served every Saturday 11 am to 1:30 pm
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.
The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste. We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.
Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
No Kid Hungry
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.
WIC is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed.