Our Mission

CazCares serves low income residents of the Cazenovia School District and surrounding areas of Madison County with food, clothing and other necessary services.

Need Help? These are our Services:

Food Pantry

Our pantry is organized much like a grocery store. Families can choose foods from various food categories to meet their individual needs and preferences. There is a simple intake process that determines eligibility.

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Clothing Closet

Good quality used clothing is available to clients free of charge. Clients may visit the clothing area as often as necessary.

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Fresh Foods

Fresh Foods is a popular program that distributes a large assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and bread. It is held on the second Tuesday of every month except December.

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Story Room

We have a supervised play area where children’s reading and enrichment programs are held. All children are welcome and we are happy to work with them as you move through CazCares.

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Adult Literacy Program

Adult education programs in basic literacy, ESL and GED tutoring are coordinated at CazCares through a partnership with the Cazenovia Public Library.

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Referral Services

We work closely with other agencies throughout Madison County and can refer clients to the appropriate services for further assistance.

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Did You Know?


Your donations comprise 85% of CazCares’ annual budget. The remaining 15% of our budget is funded by grants.

Local Need

In Madison County 26% of residents live in poverty. 


Client Support

Each month, approximately 170 families receive food from our pantry

Contact Us

Organization: Caz-Cares in Cazenovia

Location: 101 Nelson Street, Cazenovia NY, 13035

Phone: (315) 655-3174



Open Hours

Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

– Or by Appointment

Closed: on National Holidays and Cazenovia Central School Snow Days