Syracuse Northeast Community Center

Basic Needs Program

SNCC’s Basic Needs program stabilizes the home economic foundations of our clients against the destructive effects of generational poverty and acute crisis. It does so through the logic model of providing immediate food and basic assistance strengthened by comprehensive referral and case management services tailored to prevent crises from reoccurring. Clients come to our pantry because they are facing dire material insecurities. They also come when they have urgent household problems they cannot solve alone. Therefore, we pair food outputs with access to agency and community resources to create a one-stop shop for resolving immediate needs and enhancing future-oriented stability.