One of the reasons I love the Southern Tier is for the way churches go all out for Lent.

They have special services and open their doors to the community with food events. Lots and lots of food events! Here is some of what you can enjoy during Lent.


Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 200 Hill Ave in Endicott, is hosting a pirohi sale on Fridays through March 27th.  Advanced orders recommended. Call 785-0195 or 687-6429. Pick up is noon to 1:30 pm and 4:30 to 6 pm.

St. Anthony of Padua Church, 300 Odell Ave. in Endicott, is hosting Lenten fish dinners every Friday through March 27. Serving time is 4 to 6:30 pm. Take outs and drive through from 3 pm.

St. Michael’s, 296 Clinton Street in Binghamton, hosts a pirohi sale every Friday in Lent. Order potato or cabbage by calling 729-0261. Pick up is Thursdays 10 am to 5 pm and Fridays 10 to 11 am then 1:30 to 5 pm. Lunches served Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church, the wooden church on the hill in Johnson City, hosts Friday Lenten dinners.  Served 4:30 to 6:30 pm, they includes pirohi, halupki, homemade soup, or fish and dessert. To order take out, call 797-6294 Wednesday or Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street in Endwell, hosts Lenten fish dinners through March 27th.  Serving time 3:30 to 7 pm or until they run out of fish. Dinners include: Baked/Fried Haddock or Shrimp, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Homemade Dessert.

The Hillcrest American Legion Post 1194, 363 West Service Road in Binghamton, hosts a Friday Night Fish Fries every Friday in Lent beginning on Friday. Serving begins at 5 pm. Dine in or take out. 

American Legion Post 86 in Susquehanna is hosting fish dinners every Friday night from 5 to 7 pm during Lent. All are welcome. Fried or baked fish and shrimp available!

If you have an event to add to the list, email me.