The Sylvia Center
COVID-19 Response

While the doors to our Sylvia Center community kitchens are temporarily closed, we have a duty to continue our work, and to find other ways to keep growing skills for healthy eating and cooking. The Sylvia Center will be open online to provide fun and engaging lessons for students, families and teachers over the coming weeks.


Learn more about The Sylvia Center's New Online Programming


In response to the incredible challenges our hospitals and healthcare centers are facing, we sought out ways that we could use our expertise to support those fighting the pandemic on the frontlines. Together with Great Performances, we launched the Fresh Meal Fund, which delivers delicious, fresh, and nourishing meals to nurses, doctors, and critical staff throughout New York City, including those at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and other city hospitals.


Donate to Our Fresh Meal Fund

Food Access Resources and More

List of where you can get or give help and resources in New York City and Columbia County.


New York City

Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides (NYC Food Policy Center)

Free Meals (DOE)

Find Your Local Food Bank (Feeding America)

Food Hub NYC

The Food Hub NYC is compiling the most important resources for families and restaurant owners.

GrowNYC Resource Map

Staten Island Resources 


Columbia County 


Regional Food Bank

TSC Emergency Food Access & Distribution – Columbia County Districts

Please share new resources you think we should add, amendments that should be made, or suggestions that you have for TSC Columbia County Emergency Food Access & Distribution here.



Upstate – Chatham

Chatham Area Silent Pantry

Chatham Central School District 

Ghent Food Pantry

Upstate – Germantown 

Germantown Central School District

The Reformed Church of Germantown 

Upstate – Hudson

Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties 

City of Hudson Senior Center

Columbia Opportunities Inc.

Friends of Hudson: Food Bank (donation link)

Hudson Central School District

Hudson Youth Center

Rock Solid Church Food Pantry

Salvation Army – Hudson Food Pantry

St Mark’s Lutheran Food Pantry

Time and Space Limited

Upstate – Ichabod Crane 

Ichabod Crane Central School District (for Spanish)

School Pantry Program

Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry

Upstate – New Lebanon

New Lebanon Schools 

New Lebanon Schools BackPack Program

Upstate – Taconic Hills 

Roe Jan Food Pantry

Mellenville-Philmont Food Pantry

Taconic Hills Central School Distrct 

Activities for You/Your Children

Keep your children and students learning with fun activities.



Pantry Staple Recipes

Cooking can provide us some comfort through these tough times. Here are recipes with pantry items that are easy to make. If you have recipes or would like to show us what you cooked, please share with us on Instagram @sylviacenter.


Pantry Staple Recipes


All Recipes

Home-based Kitchen Tutorials

Our chef instructors and chef assistants teach from home. Learn cooking essentials and skills to navigate the kitchen with confidence.


Home-based Kitchen Tutorials

Join Our Virtual Classes

Tune in to virtual cooking class every Thursday with The Sylvia Center community chefs.

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As a friend to the Sylvia Center, you can help us continue to support our mission by supporting our work today, and ensuring we can re-open our in-person programs stronger than ever.



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