Culinary Program

Wednesday Canteen

Our Wednesday Canteens are modeled after the North Platte, Neb. canteen. This canteen ended up feeding and providing a place of comfort to all the men headed across the country to fight in WWII.

Each week, our Culinary Program staff and volunteers prepare a complimentary lunch open to all Veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves, and their immediate family. This nutritious lunch is served in a welcoming environment to men and women of all service eras. Canteen is an opportunity for us to engage the local community. We love to work with area farmers to establish mutually-beneficial relationships. Supporting our local farmers is crucial to a healthy community. Join us and find your community here at Clear Path for Veterans!

Memorial Canteen

While every Canteen is a way for us to honor servicemen and women of all eras, we like to offer the opportunity to host Memorial Canteens. We will prepare his or her favorite meal, feature pictures, and a pamphlet telling their life story, and dedicate words to their memory. This is a way to honor a friend or family member within the local military community. See the contact information below for our Fund Development Manager to learn more about Memorial Canteens.

Mobile Canteen

Canteen lunch at Clear Path’s facility in Chittenango has become a highly celebrated weekly event. We are also pleased to announce that we are partnering with local Veterans' organizations throughout Central New York so that we can bring Canteen to you! Veterans of all eras are welcome to gather with their immediate family and enjoy a complimentary meal thanks to generous sponsorship. Enjoying a home-cooked meal in the company of fellow servicemen and women is an experience that should be had by all. See the contact information below for our Fund Development Manager to learn more about Mobile Canteens.


Join us for a relaxing farm-to-table brunch buffet offered at various times throughout the autumn and spring months. Food is served at three 90-minute seatings. Children four and under eat free. All proceeds go to support our Culinary Program. See the calendar for upcoming dates!

If you have additional questions or are interested in partnering with our Culinary Program, please contact us at (315) 687-3300 or email Fund Development Manager, Sue Virgil at