Food Pantry Information for Over the Break

Dear West Genesee Families,

Many students enjoy breakfast and lunch in our cafeterias on a regular basis. It is understandable when families find it challenging to provide those meals during school vacations.

Food pantries partner with the Food Bank of CNY to provide low cost, nutritious food to those in need. The following is a list of food pantries and services available in our community to assist families. Please know that you will be serviced by the food pantry nearest your legal address. If you have questions or need assistance please call:

The Interreligious Food Consortium (IRC) weekdays at 315-474-8855 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Their website is:

Local Food Pantries:

Holy Family Church
130 Chapel Dr.
Syracuse, NY

St. Joseph’s Church
5600 West Genesee St.
Camillus, NY 13031

First Ukrainian Pentecostal Church
3875 Warners Rd.
Syracuse, NY

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on W. Genesee St. offers Free Community Dinners every third Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 PM.
Feb 19 – Baked Chicken Dinner
Mar 18 – Baked Ziti Dinner

Additional Resources:

Amaus Medical Clinic at Cathedral – 315-424-1911
Amaus Dental Clinic at Cathedral – 315-802-6741

Onondaga County Health Department Immunization Clinic (for those without private insurance) Civic Center – Room 30 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon Wednesdays – no appointment needed. 315-435-2000

The Food Sense Program is offered by the Food Bank of CNY. It is an opportunity to purchase groceries at a discount. People of any age or income can participate. Call the Senior Center at 315-672-5820 for more information.

Please contact your school nurse or school counselor if you need additional assistance with this or any hardship you may be facing. All inquiries are kept confidential.