2019 -2020 Funded Projects

Broome County Council of Churches- Greater Good Grocery

Greater Good Grocery is a 5,083 square-foot neighborhood store located in Binghamton’s Northside on the ground floor in the newly developed Canal Plaza housing complex. The store staffs nine full-time equivalent jobs and provides high-quality, low-cost fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products that are not currently available elsewhere in the community.

Visit the Great Good Grocery Facebook page

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)- HLC Nutrition, STEM, and Parenting Education Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County has adapted and launched HLC Nutrition, STEM, and Parenting Education Programs by implementing an evidence-based curriculum. Classes include nutrition education, food preservation, Green Thumb workshops, food safety certification classes, and many more! CCE-BC’s goal is to enrich children’s education and teach parents skills on topics like understanding children, how to help children learn and thrive, effective discipline, and stress management.

Visit CCE’s website

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier- Family Peer Support Services

Family Peer Support Services provides support to parents and caregivers of children with mental health concerns. An individual provides support with lived experience via a peer model. The program is strength-based and individualized to meet the needs of the family. The program works to develop healthy, safe, and supported children and families that are engaged in their communities and schools.

Visit Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier’s website https://mhast.org/parent-partners.html

Rural Health Network of South Central New York -Local Foods for Health Project

The Local Foods for Health Project utilizes a holistic systems approach to increase the number of individuals and communities with access to affordable, nutritious food while also strengthening local farms, food businesses, and economies. The project leverages existing assets to expand programs that address barriers to improved health, nutrition, and food security. The project specifically targets the barriers of income, availability of affordable healthy foods, transportation, and skills and knowledge around cooking and nutrition.

Visit Rural Health Network of South Central New York website

VINES Farm Share and Green Thumb Workshop Series

What is Farm Share? VINES Farm Share is a weekly subscription to a box of local veggies. You sign up ahead of time and pick up your share each week at the same time and location. We work with 4 local farms to help you eat veggies that are being harvested within 60 miles, which makes them super fresh! We offer different size shares and flexible payment plans. We proudly accept EBT/SNAP benefits. Each week we provide member education for our members so that you know what it is in your share and how to store and cook what you’re getting! Green Thumb Workshop Series The Green Thumb Workshop Series is an educational series for community members to learn about a variety of gardening and culinary topics through hands-on workshops and related activities. Each workshop is led by experienced professionals and educators including horticulture and nutrition experts from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, Binghamton University Faculty and VINES’ experienced staff. Events are hosted at accessible locations within the City of Binghamton and focus on affordability. VINES provides the resources and ease of startup so that gardeners of nearly any skill level can take away something new. All events hosted through the Green Thumb Workshop Series are free and open to the public. A donation of $5-10 is appreciated. To sign up for workshops please go to our events page!

Visit the VINES Site

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
United Way of Broome County
P.O. Box 550
Binghamton, NY 13902

Physical Address:
Lee Barta Community Center
108 Liberty Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Hours of Operation

M-F | 8:30pm-4:30pm
Occasional Seasonal After-Hours Programming
(please call for hours during holidays and special circumstances)