We envision an equitable food system that provides healthy, affordable, and accessible food sources for all community members of Broome County.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE EMERGENCY FOOD ACCESS MAP.  NOTE: a bug has been detected for users with older Android mobile devices (OS versions 13 and earlier) and the map does not display properly. We are working to resolve this issue and apologize for the inconvenience.


  1. Click here for video instructions
  2. The upper right contains a locator.  Mobile users, PLEASE click on the locator for the closest available food access.  Underneath the locator is a layer list, a search button (you can choose which layer to search), a screenshot tool, and a share tool.  To access BUS ROUTES AND STOPS click on the layer list button then routes and/or stops TO TURN ON.
  3. The LEGEND is on the left, three dots, three lines.  This will indicate what each symbol represents.  
  4.  Click on each shape on the map, a window pops up with description and days/hours of operation.  NOTICE:  1 of 2 arrow bottom right of the window for additional information. 
  5. Please call 211 if you cannot access the map.  They have the same EFAM information AND it is the most accurate, current information.


CLICK HERE to access the Community Resource Map for Broome County.

ZOOM in to view all resources available around the county.  Click on a letter to see the the specific resource.  Click on the Legend, three bars to the left, to see the letter representation.  When you click on a resource, a window pops up with details.

There is a mobile locator in the top right hand side of the map.  This will show where you are in relation to the resource.


The history of the Council starts in 2013 when a Child Hunger Task Force was formed. This task force accomplished many objectives and goals.  At the end of 2019, the founding members decided that they would like to form a Council to address food insecurity for the entire county for all people experiencing food insecurity.  In 2020 during the COVID pandemic, the Council became an emergency food resource to provide food access and distribution across the County. In the Spring of 2021, the Council started to meet and formed a Steering Committee and sub-committees called “work groups”.  Their goal was to begin the process of developing a food access plan for Broome County. At that time the Council had members from over 40 agencies and organizations around the county but did not have backbone support to help facilitate, network, and coordinate the council work forward. The council was put on pause at the beginning of 2022 until August when backbone support was hired to Coordinate the Council.

At present, the Council has over 185 members, 70 agencies and organizations represented, a Steering Committee, and 4 Work Groups. Their 24-month goal is to work towards a food access plan for Broome County.

To date, the Council's highlights include active involvement in the Healthy School Meals for All NY kids campaign, partnering with Binghamton University’s Food Justice group to compile a story map using GIS (Geographical Information Systems). This technology is being used across the country to map services, demographics of people, and transportation, strictly to tell a story of food insecurity in communities. The Council is starting to write the Food Access Plan. The plan should be complete by September 2024.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, 9-11:30 AM. If you are interested in attending or if you would like to learn more about the Council, please feel free to contact: Theresa Krause: 607-796-6061 ext. 4032

The Council is grateful for the funding from NY Health Foundation.
  • Broome County, NY, USA

The BCFC is composed of diverse partners, including people who have experienced food insecurity, with a goal to increase food security in Broome County through innovative & equitable solutions, lasting collaboration, education, communication, and advocacy.


We value intentional ADVOCACY to bring the needs of the Broome County community to the elected and appointed officials that represent members of the Broome County community and advocate for policies that increase food security for community members.


We value a non-competitive COLLABORATION that seeks to build trustworthy partnerships by learning about the initiatives of those comprising the Broome County food system and working towards coordinating those efforts to increase efficacy.


We value effective COMMUNICATION that establishes a non-discriminatory relationship between the Broome County Food Council and the entire Broome County community that educates and informs.


We value a resourceful EDUCATION that provides tools to develop, cultivate and guide the Broome County community toward people's specific needs with openness and empathy.


We actively work to build EQUITY within the Council that demonstrates respect, dignity, humility, fairness, opportunity, and understanding to all Broome County residents. We strive to create a safe, empathetic environment for residents affected by the inequities of the food system.


We value showing EMPATHY to everyone by recognizing an individual’s uniqueness and complex history. We are committed to active listening and responding without judgment.

The BCFC has 185 council Members
and 68 Agencies and Organizations represented.

The BCFC has a Steering Committee and four Work Groups.

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The council has a Steering Committee made up of seven members representing six organizations and a community advocate.  The Steering Committee's purpose is to guide and support the Food Council members and Work Groups to collaborate effectively through innovative solutions to create, implement, and sustain a Food Access Plan to address food insecurity across Broome County.
Underserved Populations Work Group:
The goal of the Underserved Populations Work Group is to identify and build relationships with community members who lack access to basic resources and increase the number of people in that defined underserved population participating in various food access programs.

Marketing and Communication Work Group:
The goal of the Marketing and Communication work group is to share and facilitate information among the BCFC council members and inform the residents of Broome County about the ongoing work of the Council and its Work Groups.

Advocacy and Public Policy Work Group:
The goal of the Advocacy and Public Policy Work Group is to support members of the BCFC and beyond to advocate for evidence-based policies to reduce food insecurity and promote health. To accomplish this goal, we will work within the council to educate and advance policy priorities on the local, state, and federal levels.

Families with Young Children Work Group:
The goal of the Families with Young Children Work Group is to identify the location of families with young children in the county and to determine if they are being provided the healthy food resources needed to sustain their families.  We will accomplish this goal by building relationships with families with young children and ensuring that they have continued access to healthy food resources.