Food Program

Program Vision: Everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food.

Food Program, Summer Meals and more…

  • The food program provides bags of nutritious groceries to households in Schenectady County.
  • Summer meals program ensures children have nutritious breakfasts and lunches during the summer months.
  • Other support services include assistance with SNAP, health insurance, nutrition education, and employment information. Special programs include Senior Connect and Sit & Knit.
  • A community garden is available to help residents grow fresh, healthy food.

SiCM Mission: Relating the resources of the congregations to the needs of the community.

Food Pantry

  • Bags of nutritious groceries available to residents in Schenectady County
  • Open year-round Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays
  • Call Pantry for eligibility requirements
  • Van rides home are available to guests
  • Mass distribution of groceries is the last Thursday of each month

Support Services

  • On-site help with Food Stamp/SNAP applications.
  • Information on health insurance, employment resources are available at Food Pantry.
  • Sit & Knit Program. Guests and volunteers knit together; program introduces guests to the food programs.
  • Senior Connect Program. Introduces seniors to the food programs and provides activities that encourage healthy food and lifestyles.

Community Garden

Community Garden

  • Residents have access to a local community garden.
  • 18 residents participate in the garden.
  • Purpose is to help residents have fresh, healthy food.
  • Community and faith-based organizations/congregations and individuals may volunteer to assist gardeners.
  • Garden is open from April through November

Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

  • Breakfasts and lunches served throughout the summer time in Schenectady and Scotia.
  • Supplemental activities available at sites, such as books, arts & crafts, etc.
  • Volunteer teams still needed to serve meals.
  • Take a look at the summer meals schedule!

Funding provided in part by:


Other Supporters

Regional Food Bank Concerned for Hungry Post Office Food Drive Annual SiCM Fund-raisers (Soup’er Bowl Harvest for the Food Program) Individual Donors Congregations And others