The Tompkins County community has worked together to meet the growing needs of residents most directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Here are resources to assist those in need.
Wear a mask, social distance, and stay informed of the availability of the vaccine and other COVID-19 related updates with the Tompkins County Health Department Website.
Free Rides to Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing
Residents of Tompkins County without transportation are eligible for free rides to vaccinations and testing sites.
Free Food Delivery
Call 2-1-1 to request food delivery options. They will link you with all options that are available to you. The following resources are additional resources made available as part of our community's response to the COVID-19 crisis.
FoodNet Meals on Wheels Expands Services
As of February 1 st, FoodNet Meals on Wheels expanded its services to support the food needs of Tompkins County individuals/families in quarantine/isolation. This program will have the capacity to support up to 25 households/50 individuals per month through May 31 st. Learn about eligibility, meal options, referral process, availability, and contacts by reading this 1-pager.
Food Access during COVID-19
Many community members are experiencing food insecurity. Explore the various programs and resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know access food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call-2-1-1 for a referral to a program that will help you meet your needs.
Samaritan Center Assistance Programs
Free TCAT passes (as available) to individuals seeking work. Pick-up for personal necessities (toiletries, cleaning products, clothes). Programs to assist low-income families with financial assistance programs, insurance, and other aid.
Tompkins County COVID-19 Resources
Don't face difficulties alone. Call 2-1-1 to learn what resources are available in response to COVID-19. Although a few volunteer driver-based programs are suspended there are still helpers coming together to ensure the needs of our community are met.
United Way/211 Covid Response Program
Supports individuals at or below United Way's ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) thresholds, which include more moderate-income households than many other programs. Provides grants up to $500 annually to help households pay for:- Car Insurance & Repairs- Child Care Expenses- Essential Appliances- Health Insurance- Phone & Utility Bills- Rent- Other expenses agreed upon with the United Way.
The above resources have been made possible through the efforts of various agencies and volunteers
Last updated March 18, 2021