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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Summer meals schedule coming soon!
• Applications must be submitted to Jo-Anne Rafalik, Director, prior to the training.
• Attendance is mandatory for one of the two trainings.
Dates: May 29, 10 to 11:30 am
June 5, 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: St. Luke’s Parish Center 1241 State Street
• All volunteers need to complete the training. Group leaders (or a representative from that group) need to attend the actual training listed.
• All other members of the group will be able to complete the training online, returning the completed volunteer form to the SICM Office.
• Any individuals volunteering should attend the actual training.
• The on-line training will be available after May 29th.
Date of Training: Wednesday, May 29, 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Schenectady Main Library McChesney Room, Clinton Street
Funding provided in part by:
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