Community Services

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. – Community Services

9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY 13827
607-687-4222 or
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Promoting a vibrant, healthy community and self-sufficiency for everyone

Building Strong Communities & Local Partnerships…
We specialize in connecting people to local service providers and partnering with a variety of service organizations to better meet the needs of Tioga County residents.

How Can We Help You?
Contact us for more information.


The Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY, provides space for a wide range of activities or events for individuals, families, or businesses at a reasonable cost. The Center can accommodate different types of activities and group sizes with its many meeting rooms, commercial kitchen, and large dining room.

Call 607-687-4222 x302 or email for more information.


Community Center Rental Agreement

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  Emergency Food Pantries

**Go to to learn how you can get involved with the Tioga County Anti-Hunger Task Force, and help fight hunger!!


Park Terrace, 30 Glann Rd. Apalachin, NY 13732
Open: 11AM-1 PM Saturday

Berkshire & Richford
Helping Hands Community Hall
30 Jewett Hill Rd., Berkshire, NY 13736
Open: 6:30-7:30 PM Monday and 2-4 PM Thursday

Bread of Life
25 Foundry St., Candor, NY 13743
Open: 3-5:30 PM Wednesday
No phone

Food Pantry
United Methodist Church, 3586 E. River Rd., Nichols, NY  13812
Open: noon-3:00pm 2nd Monday and noon-3:00pm 3rd Saturday of each month

Newark Valley
Project Neighbor
Methodist Church, 61 Main St., Newark Valley, NY 13811
Open: 3-4PM Tuesday and Thursday; 10-11AM 2nd Wednesday for seniors only

Tioga Outreach Center
Catholic Charities, 139 Roki Blvd., Nichols, NY 13812
Open: 9AM-Noon and 1-3PM Tuesday through Friday

Community Food Cupboard, Federated Church
70 N. Main St., Spencer, NY 14883
Open: 10-11 AM 4th Thursday and on-call for emergencies

Allied Christians of Tioga (ACT) soup kitchen
United Methodist Church, 261 Main St., Owego, NY 13827
Open: 5-7PM Thursday

Mobile Food Pantry
207 Main St (VFW), Owego, NY 13827        2018
Open: 10AM on the following dates:

March 16

1 Main St. (Fairgrounds), Owego, NY 13827
Open: 10AM on the following dates:

May 16th, July 18th, Sept. 19th, Nov. 21st



No phone


Food Bank of the Southern Tier

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  Community Garden

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The Community Garden offers the opportunity to grow fruits and vegetables for a healthier diet. The garden is located at the Countryside Community Center. Tioga County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension teaches ways to get a high yield to stretch your food dollars by gardening.

Community Garden Appliction for 2018

Community Garden Rules 2018



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  Community Special Events

The Countryside Community Center hosts special events because of its size, location, parking, handicap facilities and pleasant atmosphere. Many organizations partner with TOI to provide education and information meetings, entertainment and parties for the community throughout the year.

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  Other Services

Inspire -

CFC community center

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. and the Spencer-Van Etten non-profit organization INSPIRE have formed a partnership, combing resources to continue the vision of INSPIRE.

INSPIRE will help the Spencer-Van Etten community LIVE, LEARN, RENEW, and SUSTAIN. Our programs will enhance the quality of life of all individuals living in and around our community through programs that:

  • Enhance health and vitality
  • Increase the availability and quality of individual and group housing
  • Stimulate for life-long learning
  • Promote economic renewal and development
  • Encourage social and environmental responsibility


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Tioga County Department of Social Services

Tioga County Public Health

Tioga County United Way


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Our Address:

Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
9 Sheldon Guile Blvd.
Owego, NY 13827

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(607) 687-4222
Toll-free at 866-352-3680.
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