Healthy Food Options in Kingston, New York

People’s Place

17 St . James Street, Kingston, NY
Open Monday-Friday 10AM-1PM
Wednesday from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Farm Stand

This seasonal program which runs from May to the end of October offers free fresh produce from local Hudson Valley Farms. It begins at approximately 8:30am and goes until noon or until produce runs out, whichever is first. No ID is required for this program. Please bring your own bags. This program is in conjunction with Local Economies Project, Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley and the Regional Food Bank of North Eastern New York.

Your Choice Food Pantry

Our “Your Choice” Food Pantry supplies fresh, frozen, canned and boxed food that equals at least three days’ worth of meals to our needy community. We aim to offer a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains based on the USDA healthy food guidelines. When visiting the food pantry individuals are encouraged to select the foods which are right for their family, rather than receiving pre-packed bags. Recipients can visit the “Your Choice” Food Pantry once a month; however, they can also visit our “Fresh Bounty” area and choose free food items daily. All food is provided free of charge. Last year we provided over 300,000 free meals to our neighbors in need.

Bag Summer Hunger

This program provides additional breakfast and lunch foods for families with school age children in Ulster County. It begins at the end of school in June and runs until school begins in September. Parents/guardians can visit us once per week to get this bag of groceries (which changes each week). We also offer Bag Holiday Hunger which is the same program the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Farmer’s Market

Located at

YMCA Farm Stand

They accept all kinds of payment: SNAP, WIC, FMNP, cash, checks, and debit cards. We strive to keep the prices low and we will always work with you if cost is a barrier.

Farm Stand at YMCA

Thursday, June 1 – October 26, 3:30-6
507 Broadway (around the back of the building)

Mobile Farm

Tuesdays, June 13-September 12

3-4:00 at Health Alliance
Alternating weeks at the Broadway Campus and Mary’s Avenue Campus. At the Broadway Campus, we are set up just inside the Emergency Room entrance, across from City Hall’s side entrance.  At Mary’s Avenue, we are set up outside of the main entrance.

4:30-6 Kingston Public Library
In the parking lot near the entrance.

The farm is located behind the YMCA, across from River Radiology, near the intersection of Susan and Summer Streets. It’s an urban, educational farm located at the YMCA in Midtown Kingston, New York.  They use organic growing methods to grow food for the immediate community. Produce is sold at the farm stand and bicycle powered mobile markets which are co-located where people live, work, and gather in Midtown Kingston. We work with pre-schoolers through high-schoolers, bringing young people to the farm to get their hands dirty as they learn, work, explore and play on the farm. The youth development program offers 14-20 year olds the opportunity to work on our farm, help run our farm stands and gain valuable employment experience while earning high school credit or an hourly wage.

SeedSong Farm


Pine Street Farm


Caring Hands Soup Kitchen at the Clinton Ave. Methodist Church


Queens Galley (Check Status)

Soup Kitchen

Temporarily suspended, but all of our other programs are fully operational.

Food Pantry

Angel Food East, Inc.

207 Albany Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-6538
Please Note: Deliveries Only, Monday-Friday

Salvation Army
35 Cedar St.

Kingston, NY 12401


Cooking Resources

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County

CCEUC offers nutrition education to the public through two programs. Both programs work to help participants make healthy lifestyle choices, by planning nutritious meals, stretching their food dollars and encouraging more physical activity.

Eat Smart New York (ESNY) is FREE to all individuals who qualify for, and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Expanded Food & Nutritional Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences; families working to make ends meet.

Cooking Matters

Grocery Store Tours, Recipes, No Kid Hungry Campaign

Good and Cheap Cook Book

(FREE PDF) Good and Cheap is a gorgeous cookbook for people with limited income, particularly on a $4/day food stamps budget. The PDF is free (ahora en Español!) and has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times.


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