Cortland County food pantries.

The food pantries in Cortland County are open limited hours. They are also not able to help everyone due to limited resources. But residents of the community can ask for referrals, as there are a number of other food banks, soup kitchens, and other charity programs in the region. Some of what may be provided includes the following.

  • Pantries may have items such as baby formula, peanut butter, rice, pasta, juices, free diapers, and much more.
  • Applications and linkage is given to New York government aid including SNAP food stamps or the Summer Food Service Program for children.
  • Special seasonal holiday programs, including Christmas meals, toys, and gifts.
  • Cortland food pantries may also have basic needs such as clothing, soap, paper products, and free household supplies.

Generally, anyone seeking help from a pantry needs to be either on a low income and/or in a crisis. The client may not only be given a free box of groceries, but staff will try to enroll the person into a relevant case management program. So there are many resources available in Cortland County New York.

Catholic Charities of Cortland Community Food Pantry
Address is 37 Central Ave
Cortland New York, 13045
Dial 607-756-5992
The pantry and social service agency is available Monday - Friday 1:00 – 4pm. There may be free food, shelter, clothing for the homeless, and information on job programs. They also participate in holiday meal programs and gift giving services for children and single parents.

Cortland Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen
13 Court St.
Cortland New York, 13045
Phone: (607) 756-6195
Hot meals for the homeless and working poor are available. They also try to deliver to the homebound. Breakfast and lunch may be served.





Brink St. Town Hall
Marathon NY, 13803
The food bank is open Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 pm as well as Thursday 5:30pm-7pm.

Truxton Food Pantry
Main Street
Truxton New York, 13158

Cortland County Community Action - CAP
Address is 1427 Rte. 41
Willet New York, 13863
Main number - 607-753-6781
A leading anti-poverty non-profit. Cortland families, if they are unemployed or in poverty, can apply. Free food from a pantry, applications to LIHEAP, SNAP food stamps, and other aid is provided.

Salvation Army Cortland
Location is 138 S. Main St.
Cortland NY, 13045
Phone - (607) 753-9363
The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9am-2:30pm Wednesday 9-11:30am
Programs include Adopt a Family Christmas meal and gift service, summer snacks for students, and housing. Case managers partner with applicants too. A hot meal/soup kitchen is also on site.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
60 Central Ave.
Cortland New York, 13045

Ukrainian Pentecostal Cortland
729 McLean Road
Cortland NY, 13045
Telephone number - (607) 756-8255
Groceries are for low income families. Or there are also special seasonal meal services.





Harmony Helping Hands Pantry
726 Route 221
Harford NY, 13784

Virgil UMC – United Methodist Church
1194 Church Street
Virgil New York, 13045
Call (607) 835-6662
They help the less fortunate, regardless of religion. Clothing, emergency boxes of food, winter coats, and more is available in Cortland County.

McGraw Community Food Pantry
Location is 22 Main Street
McGraw New York, 13101
Hours are Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

For more information on pantries or assistance programs for food, dial 315.437.1899. Many non-profits assist seniors, children, and those at risk of hunger in the community.







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