State & National Programs

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. 

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 Tompkins County, and other WIC resources on this website. Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, New York 14850

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2018 Buy Local Guide

Get out and explore the great bounty of Genesee County - farm fresh eggs, local honey, sweet strawberries, road side stands with loads of fresh veggies and more!

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Food Preservation Resource Guide

2018 Food Reservation Resource Guide Recommended for New York State. Compiled by Cornell Cooperative Extension Experts, Diane Whitten and Judy Price Addresses verified in April 2018.

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Last updated December 17, 2018