Community Resources


( choose the pantry closest to where you live; they serve specific geographic areas)

St. Rose Food pantry

409 South Main Street, North Syracuse

Open: Monday 10-2, Wed 9-3, Tues/Thurs 9-2 & 5-7

St. Margaret’s Food Pantry

203 Roxboro Road, Mattydale

Open: M/W 9-1 T/Thurs 9-2:30

North Syracuse Christian Church Food Pantry

911 Church Street, North Syracuse

Open: Sunday 11:30-1, Monday 4:30-7

Sacred Heart Church, Anna’s Pantry, (315)699-6401

8229 Brewerton Rd, Cicero, NY 13039

Open: Monday-Friday, 1-3

Immanuel Lutheran

Route 31, Clay, NY 13041

Open: Monday 5-6, Wednesday 2-3 and Friday 8:30-9:30 AM

FREE MONTHLY MEAL on the last Thursday of the month at Salina Civic Center in Mattydale for families in the community. No sign-ups necessary, no strings attached.



Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and The Essential Plan Health Enrollment Specialist (315) 679-7009

BENEFIT PROGRAMS Click this link to find the following:


SNAP (Food Stamps)


Temporary Assistance

Summer Food Program


Child Care Solutions

Income eligible daycare and childcare referrals

EMERGENCY SERVICES/SHELTERS/HOUSING click on this link for assistance with homeless relocation and emergency shelters through Catholic Charities.

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP) federally funded energy assistance program to help low-income families meet their home energy costs. The HEAP program consists of three components – Regular HEAP, Emergency HEAP and Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement.

EMERGENCY EVICTION HELP AFTER-HOURS/WEEKENDS: (315) 435-8300; you must be currently evicted before applying for assistance.


Assumption Church's Poverello Health Center offers FREE medical care to people without medical insurance in the CNY area. It is staffed by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses, as well as a chiropractor and optometrist by appointment. Physical examinations for pre-employment and college/vocational schools are available by appointment only.

The Health Center provides clients with Prescription Assistance through various pharmaceutical companies. Diabetic Teaching, Dietary Counseling, Social Service Counseling and Hypertension Monitoring are also offered.

Hours: MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: 5-7 PM (or 6-8 PM depending on availability of medical volunteers)

Confirm clinic hours at (315) 423-9961, ext. 22