Today, more than ever, your support is needed. As we navigate the uncharted waters of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please know, Catholic Charities is committed to assisting our most vulnerable community members. During this critical time, we continue to provide our essential services, including:
• Food distribution at our pantries: The Samaritan Center & Schuyler Outreach. No call ahead needed; staff have organized prepackaged food supplies based on family size. To date, 211 boxes have already been distributed.
• During the week, take-out meals are being provided at the Elmira Community Kitchen. 310 meals have already been given out.
• Our doors remain open for anyone experiencing homelessness at Second Place East Homeless Shelter. We are experiencing a significantly high number of homeless currently, approximately 55 adults and children per night.
• Our Case Managers continue to provide care and support to those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, health or housing issues and/or victims of crime via phone. Hundreds of check-in calls have already been made and will continue.
Please know that we truly need your support. Thank you…for all that you do to support this community we call “home.” We are in this together. Please stay well.
All the best,
Lindsay Baker
Director of Development





Samaritan Center Food Pantry
380 S. Main St, Elmira
Call for needs other than food.
Pick up food during pantry hours at the side door (facing Mt. Zoar)
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 4 pm
(closed noon – 1 pm)
Pantry Closed for Walk-Ins.

Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry
112 10th St, Watkins Glen
Call for needs other than food.
Pick up food during pantry hours at the pantry door
Hours: Tuesday, Friday: 9 am – 2 pm
Thursday: Noon – 4 pm
Pantry Closed for Walk-Ins.

Elmira Community Kitchen
Serving FREE TAKE OUT Meals available at the door.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays:
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
No Easter Dinner. No meal on the last Saturday of April.
160 High Street, Elmira
(in Saints Peter & Paul Church Community Center, near St. Joseph’s Hospital)

First Step Victim Services
Serving all victims of crime, domestic violence, human trafficking
607-535-2050, ext. 207 – leave a message for Staff
607-742-9629 – text/call our hotline for immediate needs (for emergencies call 911)
Office Closed for Walk-Ins.

Homeless Services/Homeless Shelter
Call 607-732-5954 for more information at any time.
Or come directly 605 College Ave, Elmira.

Housing/Eviction Questions
Call 607-734-4898 and leave a message for our Staff.
Our Samaritan Center Office is Closed for Walk-Ins.

Anyone wishing to make a donation of food or cleaning supplies should call the Pantries before stopping by. Arrangements will be made with Staff for drop-off. Donations may also be ordered and shipped to us via RightGift. Monetary donations may be mailed to Catholic Charities, 215 E Church St, Elmira, NY 14901 or made online.
Thank you for your assistance during this time!