2-1-1 HELPLINE, a service of the Institute for Human Services, has released its annual directory of Summer Food Service Program sites in the Southern Tier. Accessible by calling 2-1-1 or through an online map, the directory provides a comprehensive listing of site locations, days and hours of operation, and eligibility guidelines. You can access the full resource map by visiting www.211helpline.org/findhelp.asp and clicking on the Summer Food Program Logo.
“With school not in session, many children and teens lose regular access to food,” explains Carol Wood, 2-1-1 HELPLINE Director at the Institute for Human Services. “By providing a comprehensive listing of program sites, 2-1-1 HELPLINE is continuing its work to serve as a single point of contact for anyone in need of help in the Southern Tier.”
The Summer Food Service Program is an important resource for families, funded in part by the US Department of Agriculture, it provides free, nutritious meals to children/teens during the summer. Some sites may also provide meals to their parents or guardians. The organizations sponsoring the 2012 Summer Food Program in the Southern Tier are: the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Belfast Central School District, Corning-Painted Post School District, Family Service Society, ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Southern Tier Youth for Christ, Wayland-Cohocton School Central School District, and the Wellsville Central School District.
Help Starts with 2-1-1. To learn more about 2-1-1 HELPLINE and the many other ways they work to connect individuals to services simply Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211or visit www.211helpline.org.
About 2-1-1 HELPLINE
2-1-1 HELPLINE is a free and confidential information and referral service that connects individuals with programs, services, and volunteer opportunities in our community. Callers speak directly with a real person 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, with translation services available as well. For more information dial 2-1-1 or visit 211helpline.org. 2-1-1 HELPLINE is a service of The Institute for Human Services. It is supported by Steuben and Chemung County Departments of Social Services, the United Way of the Southern Tier, Allegany County United Way, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Office of Children & Family Services, the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, and IHS member agencies.
About The Institute for Human Services
The Institute for Human Services is a non-profit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, research and technology services to planners, funders and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State. For more information visit www.ihsnet.org.