Summer Food Programs Information

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 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 on June 19, July 17, and August 21. Dinners are held at 5-6:30 p.m. They are free and all are welcome to attend.

Additional Resources:

Amaus Medical Clinic at Cathedral

Amaus Dental Clinic at Cathedral

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.

Available this Summer at:

Camillus First United Methodist Church
12 Main St.
Camillus, NY


Mondays and Thursdays
June 27 through August 29 (No lunches on July 4)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(To cover the rest of the week, additional lunches are also available on Mondays and Thursdays.) All are welcome.

Tables with lunches will be set up outside in front of the church. Anyone who would like a free lunch can have one – no questions asked.

Lunches include a sandwich, a juice drink, fruit and a cheese stick.

Extra lunches will be available to take for those days the program is not in session.

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. Orders must be in by July 15, and August 12 for delivery the following week. This program continues in the fall.

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.