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

Photo of volunteer in rubber gloves and cloth mask putting cans of food in boxes at food pantry.

Check the volunteer schedule to sign up or call Laura at 518-374-2683 ext. 103 or send an email to to help us in the pantry.