“Herkimer County was notified by the NYSDOH a few months ago that, per a survey done by DOH, food insecurity is a serious issue in our county,” stated Robert D. Hollum, Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature. He added, “Our staff immediately contacted and met with members of DOH. After this meeting, we convened all who deal with this issue on a daily basis: our county departments, Catholic Charities, our food banks, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The Foodbank of Central NY, and HealthNet. We have added a representative from each of HCCC, our school system, and the Hunger Coalition.”

William Weakley, Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the Herkimer County Legislature, stated: “We are pleased to announce that we are working with Herkimer and Oneida County Planning and have developed a survey that will assist our county departments and agencies to make headway in this very important issue. The survey will close on May 10th.” Chairman Weakley added: “This survey will be available on our website and will be at several agencies as well as the food bank, and with the help of Herkimer County, BOCES will be sent to the network as well. We encourage everyone to participate – the average time to complete the survey is under three minutes.”

Please click on this link to access the survey. Your answers will be completely anonymous.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HCFoodSurvey2024 OR – use your phone to scan the QR code to the right.

Any questions, please contact:

James W. Wallace, County Administrator, at 315-867-1112, or Tim Seymour, Commissioner, Dept. of Social Services, at 315-867-1122.