At this time of needed community support, we here at the Sinclairville Free Library want to help our patrons and community with resources that may help their family. Here you will find links to websites and organizations that can provide assistance.
2-1-1 WNY– For community members who are in difficult situations, 2-1-1 of WNY is a resource to provide connections to appropriate organizations that can provide help. http://www.211wny.org
Food Security Resources:
- Public schools are offering free grab & go meals across the city, you can find information about this, including locations near you here. Meal hubs are available from 730AM-130PM, they will operate for children and families between 730AM-1130AM and for adults from 1130AM-130PM. All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.
- If you qualify, you may apply for SNAP (food stamps), Cash Assistance, and Medicaid renewal all at the same time here.
- To find the nearest food pantries and community kitchens, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777.
- Checkout WIC2Go, which is a mobile app for New York State WIC recipients. For more information on WIC support, please visit their wicconnect.com or call 844-540-3031, their eWIC card Customer Service line.
- For seniors aged 60+ NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) provides home delivered meals. You can access them online or call 311 for support, you also can call 212-244-6469 to see if you qualify direct delivery.
- If you are not currently receiving any food benefit (such as Meals on Wheels or SNAP), are unable to get to a grocery store, and do not have anyone to help you, you may qualify for NYC Food Delivery Assistance.
- CityHarvest offers free food every other week across NYC, you can find a location near you here.
- For those looking for ways to donate food, cash, or supplies to those in need please find information here about ways you can help New Yorkers affected by COVID-19.
Feed More WNY – If you know families in need, seniors who are at home in need, or can donate time or money, visit Feed More WNY. Great spot for help and resources relateing to food needs. https://www.feedmorewny.org
Hunger Solutions NY – Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a new crisis response nutrition program activated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides food benefits to approximately 2.1 million children across the state who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures.
Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter – Virtual Education Programs
Our virtual education programs are live, and hosted by our chapter staff or community educators. We are offering these programs several times a week, the topics vary from early to detection to understand dementia-related behavior. We also have transferred many of the support groups we currently run to a virtual format, and added several new groups as well! These groups also include specialty support groups such as, a men’s only group, as well as, a wives group and groups for those who are caring for someone with FTD or Lewy-Body dementia.
Our helpline is available 24/7 at 800.272.3900. We are setting up virtual meetings with families who would benefit from a care consultation, please feel free to contact me to set up a meeting if you would like to see how everything works or if you have any questions! Also please note that all of our services are free of charge.
NY Domestic Abuse Hotline Texting – (844) 997-2121
Reports of domestic violence seem to be rising NY has put together a text line for a victim to text discretely and get the help that is needed.