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Food Assistance

Red onions, close-up. Martin's Farmstand. Potsdam, NY.

 Image courtesy of the Farm-to-Table Initiative led by Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

GardenShare promotes a local food system that ensures food security to all SLC residents by supporting equitable distribution of food resources and removing barriers to access. Below are resources that provide clear and concise information to help you navigate the local food system. Click on the headings to learn more. 

Food Assistance Directory

Explore GardenShare's complete, searchable list of food pantries, community meals, backpack programs, and summer meal programs in St. Lawrence County.

Bonus Bucks

The Bonus Bucks program offers a cost-sharing arrangement with income eligible St. Lawrence County residents to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Share or to purchase at St. Lawrence County farmers markets.

Farmers Market Customer Guide

The Customer Guide includes information about using SNAP/EBT at the markets, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC and Seniors), and FreshConnect Checks.

Community Meals

A list of all recurring, free community meals in St. Lawrence County. *Not reflective of COVID-19 changes*

Other Food Assistance Resources

Additional resources for St. Lawrence County and beyond.

An old hand places apples in the palm of a younger hand.