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Summer Meals for Youth 18 & Under

Anyone 18 years old and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch this summer. The Summer Food Service Program runs July 6 - Aug. 14 at East Syracuse Elementary School, 230 Kinne St. 

This year, due to COVID-19, meals will be “grab-n-go” on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10–11:30 a.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, youth will receive breakfast and lunch for two days. 

Families should use the cafeteria entrance and follow the signs. Please practice social distancing and plan to wear a mask.

No paperwork or identification is required for the state and federally funded Child Nutrition Program. Participants do not have to live in East Syracuse or attend the ESM School District.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please call the ESM Food Service Department at 315-434-3304 with questions.
Additional FAMILY FOOD Assistance

St. Matthew's Food Pantry - Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. - noon, at their new location, 600 W. Manlius St., next to Family Dollar in the village of East Syracuse.

Heaven's Pantry in Minoa:  Each Tuesday before the 3rd Wednesday of the month as well as the 3rd Wednesday of the month. More information on Heaven's Pantry.

Rescue Mission: To go meals are available for anyone in the community who needs nutrition at 7 am, 11 am, and 4 pm More Details

Peace Inc. Food Pantry: Open Monday and Friday from 9-12 p.m.  at 200 Beach St., Syracuse, 315-470-3300.
Required Information: 
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
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