Summer Food Program Information

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

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:

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


Mondays and Thursdays
June 25 through August 30 (No lunches on July 4)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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, juice drink, carrots, fruit, cheese stick, chips and a cookie.

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

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.