Through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (C.F.A.P.) and Nourish New York, there are government-funded grants that have been made available. It helps the food banks and community organizations to provide much-needed food for those in need in our area.

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The American Dairy Association North East, the Food Bank of Central New York, Dairy Farmers of America, and local community are getting together to help distribute more than 2,000 gallons of milk, along with food across our region.

Here are the pick-up sites in Chenango County:

Friday, 24th:

Greene Elementary School, 105 Elementary Lane, Greene from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 25th:

Sherburne-Earlville High School District, 13 School Street, Sherburne from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Smyrna United Methodist Church, 11 Chapel Street in Sherburne from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lebanon Federated Church, 1494 Billings Hill Road in Earlville from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Unadilla Valley Central School Elementary Circle, 4238 NY-8, New Berlin from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28th:

Otselic Valley Central School District, 125 County Road 13A, South Otselic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic? The C.F.A.P. can help give direct relief to producers who have faced declining prices and other costs because of COVID-19.

The USDA Farm Service Agency is taking C.F.A.P. applications now through August 28th. Get details and how to apply here.

[via Coronavirus Food Assistance Program/Feeding New York State]