ESNY provides nutrition education materials and sponsors education events and classes in local communities on a variety of nutrition topics like: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity.

State & National Programs

MyBenefits.Gov- New York State residents can visit this web site and find out if they are eligible for help through SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), SNAP-Ed (Nutrition Education), Temporary Assistance, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), WIC, Health Insurance, Veteran’s Benefits, School Breakfast and Lunch programs and Summer Food Service program, Tax Credits, Affordable Connectivity Program (assistance to pay internet), and Low Income Household Water Assistance program (help paying water bill).

SNAP (formerly Food Stamp) helps low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families.

The SNAP-to-Market website helps you find NY Farmers' Markets where you can use your SNAP benefits to purchase locally grown and produced food and lists which fruits and vegetables are in-season at your market.

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.

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program - (FMNP) provides WIC families and low-income seniors coupons to use at participating farmers’ markets, farm stands, and mobile markets. Coupons are available in June and can be used throughout the market season. WIC families and low-income seniors receive up to $20 in coupons.

Last updated April 3, 2024