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:

    25 River St, Oneonta
    607-432 – 5960
    M-F  9:30 am to 4:30 pm,   Sunday meal 4pm
    39 Walnut St, Oneonta
    M-F  11 am to 3pm
    18 Elm St, Oneonta
    M-F  9 am to 12 pm, and in the afternoon by appointment
    St. James Episcopal Church
    18 Elm St, Oneonta
    Meals served M-F 4:30pm to 6:30pm, closed major holidays
    First Methodist Church
    66 Chestnut St, Oneonta
    Meal served every Saturday 11 am to 1:30 pm

Click Here for a comprehensive list of resources from the Hunger Coalition of Otsego County 

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

RegionalFoodBankLogoThe 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.

Click Here for more information about the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.


Feeding America

FeedingAmericaLogoFeeding 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.

Click Here for more information about Feeding America.


No Kid Hungry

NoKidHungryLogoThe 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.

Click Here to learn more about No Kid Hungry and their programs.



Helpful Links

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

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.

Otsego County Department of Social Services

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)