Chenango County Food Pantries Ready To Help Out This Holiday Season
Published: November 21st, 2023

Chenango County Food Pantries ready to help out this Holiday season (ES File Photo)

CHENANGO COUNTY – The holidays are soon approaching and food pantries across Chenango County are ready to serve families in need. Below is a list of all food pantries, along with their hours and locations.


Bainbridge Food Pantry - United Methodist Church, 27 N. Main St., Bainbridge, enter from parking lot at back of church, Monday and Thursday 8-10 a.m., serving families from the BG school district or areas with no food pantry, emergencies only call 607-967-7383


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Earlville Food Cupboard- First Baptist Church, 9 W. Main St., Earlville, Open Tuesday 5-6 p.m. open to S-E School District residents, 315-691-4321 or 315-691-4301


Greene Area Food Pantry - Berean Bible Church, 109 County Rd. 2, Greene, door in new wing, open to residents of Greene that meet income guidelines, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m., first and third Saturdays of the month form 11 a.m.-noon, 607-656-9606


Guilford Our Daily Bread Food Pantry - United Methodist Church, 1277 Main St., Guilford, open to residents of Gilford, East Guilford, Rockdale and Mt. Upton every 2 weeks with driver’s license and utility, Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday 1-3 p.m., must call ahead, 607-895-6802


Community Ecumenical Pantry, 1622 County Hwy. 226, McDonough, first and third Wednesdays of the month from 3-5 p.m. or by appointment, 607-647-5590

Mt. Upton/ New Berlin

United Methodist Church - 1741 NY Rt. 8, Mt. Upton, Saturday 11-1 p.m., 765-8536

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Southtown Food Pantry - 3294 South New Berlin, Mon. 1-6 p.m., call for appointment or during emergency, 859-2240, 859-2418

St.Andrew Episcopal- 40 S. Main Street, New Berlin, Monday 3-6 p.m., 965-6419


New Beginnings Church, 15 Silver Street, Norwich, by appointment, 607-336-3503

Emmanuel Episcopal -37 Main St., Norwich, once a month with proof of address, call ahead, 336-3503

Catholic Charities, Roots and Wings - 105 Lelanis Way, Norwich, once a month, open to resident of the City of Norwich with proof address, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 607-336-7897


United Church of Oxford, 16 Fort Hill Park, Oxford, Tuesday 8:30-11 a.m., must call ahead, 607-843-5195


God’s Bread 2 - United Methodist Church, 11 Chapel St., Sherburne, Friday 10 a.m. - noon, call ahead, 607-674-9673 or 674-6243

Sherburne Community Food Pantry - St. Malachy, 31 E. State St., Sherburne, Tuesday 4-6 p.m., call ahead, 315-691-9384 or 607-674-5125, call anytime in emergency


God’s Bread 1 - Smyrna United Methodist Church, 3 East Main Street, Smyrna, every other Tuesday from 8-11 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m., 607-627-6623 or 607-627-6631.

Community Meals

Bainbridge Soup Kitchen - Bainbridge First United Methodist Church, 27 N.Main Street, Bainbridge, Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 967-2782, 237-9299

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Norwich Community Soup Kitchen - St. Bartholomew Parish Center, 81 E. Broad St., Norwich, Tuesday 5:30 p.m. from September-May, 336-3513 or 334-3305

Oxford Taste ’n See Kitchen - St. Paul Episcopal Parish Center, 32 Main St., Oxford, Wednesday 5:30 p.m. one sitting, closed June-August, 843-7045 or meal site at 607-226-3201

Sherburne Community Lunch - The Welcome Center, 12 Knapp Street, Sherburne, second Saturday of the month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 674-9727