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Christmas hours: We will be CLOSED Wednesday December 21 and re-opening on Monday January 2.

Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc.

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization designed to meet a variety of needs for families and individuals in the Town of Irondequoit, NY.

Mission Statement

“To provide emergency assistance to Irondequoit residents with dignity, kindness and without prejudice.”

Vision

"To raise awareness of the presence and impact of hunger and poverty in our community. We envision a community where all people share resources to ensure that residents’ basic needs are met in times of limited resources.

We advocate for and reach out to those in need and try to influence public policy so that every person in our community has the necessary support and resources to enhance nutrition, health and welfare.”

Amazon.com for ICC

This will only take a moment of your time; I know you shop at Amazon, especially for the holidays. You can help the Irondequoit Community Cupboard just by going to www.smile.amazon.com and then type in Irondequoit Community Cupboard You would then continue to shop whatever it was you were shopping for and we get a (small) dollar percentage of your order. So we win for you doing what you were going to do anyway. This would be a great and easy way for you to “Help us Help others” in our community.

For more information you can go to Facebook page for up to date photos and info https://www.facebook.com/Irondequoit-Community-Cupboard-Inc-180196068672489/?fref=ts

If you are in need of assistance, please call (585) 336-9107.
(no appointments are made online)

Distribution Hours (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Tuesday & Saturday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.

Office Hours (BY PHONE ONLY)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays 9:00AM-12:00PM

"Letter from the President"
(December 2016)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. More than 500 people had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal because of all the donations received during November from you. (wait until you see below) You know what I always say “Every can, box, bag and dollar make a difference in the life of somebody else.”

I DO have my new 2017 calendar so for those of you who have been waiting, I am filling volunteer slots for Tuesdays and Saturdays, 915am-11am. I DO need to hear from all of my regular volunteers to confirm their days and times because I never take any of you for granted. This period will run January thru March.

November 29th was the annual Roc the Day which is a 24-hour period of giving to local organizations. Our goal of $1,000 was met and surpassed totaling $1,194. J Thank you to all of you who made a donation to ICC. Every donation made during that 24 period was eligible for a random drawing every hour. We were the lucky recipient of the 3am drawing of which we won an additional $500! We realize there are so many organizations that rely on these donations and we are humbled and grateful to receive your support.

This Saturday December 3, rd is the deadline to sign up for the holiday Christmas basket. The deadline has already passed for the Special Santa program. ALL of our families were adopted. We do have a few new families who missed the deadline and usually we get more who come in that we end up giving at least a stocking to for older kids and for the younger ones, their parent/guardian can choose a couple of gifts from our toy closets. As a reminder all gifts, food and other items for our distribution need to be to us by Saturday December 10th. We are open for special hours on Friday December 9th from 330-530 and then Saturday we are open from 9am-1130.

Last week when I sent out the November newsletter I said I would report back with all of the donations that were recorded during November. As I stated then, it was overwhelming, in a wonderful way! I really, really have never seen our building look so full. Hunger is a year round issue and most of you don’t realize, but these donations, when our building is filled like it is right now, keep us going during the lean summer months. Any one of our regular volunteers could tell you how empty the shelves become during the summer so, when you see our building filled like this, please know that you ARE helping us year round. We are so grateful to all of you who donate to “Help us Help others” in our community.

Before I recognize other groups I want to apologize to Summerville Presbyterian Church. Last month I accidently omitted them from our thank you list and I am sorry for that. Summerville has been one of our most loyal and supportive groups and I hope you know how much myself and my Board of Directors appreciate you.

I am going to hold off on the total weight until after the Christmas distribution. (except for a few school groups that like to use these numbers to compete) Here are the amazing people/groups/organizations who made donations of non-perishable food items, Thanksgiving baskets, taxable items and items for our weekend backpack program up through November 20th:

Anonymous donations left at the library and senior center 330 lbs
Anonymous donations left at Ridge Culver Fire Dept 367 lbs
Jackson, my little buddy that used allowance money to purchase food “so that
People wouldn’t go hungry at Thanksgiving”
The Jack Foundation
Durand United Church of Christ
Cherie and Steve Evans
Don and Nancy Story
Anthony Mastrella
West Irondequoit District Office
Paula Beaver
Michael and Toby Berke
Nancy Hochheimer
“DKG” (Barb Quinn and friends)
Irondequoit High School DECA 718 pounds
West Irondequoit Girls JV Soccer team 60 pounds
Amys Ladies Night
Southlawn/Rogers 1,972 pounds
Hilda Milham
Denise Digiorgio
Carolyn DeHond
ESL
Dick Galvin
Britta Stackwick
Helendale Road School 19 pounds
Irondequoit High School Faculty
East Irondequoit Middle School
East Irondequoit staff and faculty
Patty Klimchuck
St Kateri
Lakebreeze Wellness
Cub Scout Pack 420 51 pounds
Summerville Presbyterian Church
The Irondequoit Lions Club
The Wilde Family
Radnet Management
Sherry Muscate
Mr Gruspier
Mr Illingworth
Temple Emanuel
Nancy Schreiber
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 60220
Cub Scout Pack 203

Thank you so much again, from all of us at ICC are so grateful for each and every donation that we receive. J

Sincerely,

Debbie Evans, President

Sue Reynolds, Vice-President
John Kane, Treasurer
MaryJo Toepfer, Secretary
Cherie Evans, Board Member
Cherie Sutton, Board Member
John Cortinas, Board Member
Lisa Loeser, Board Member

 
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Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

Location:
4275 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 336-9107

TOP TEN LIST

Applesauce
Canned Meals (pasta, stew, chili, hash)
Mashed Potatoes
Sugar Cookie Mix and Frosting
Biscuit Mix
Coffee
Pancake Mix
Cereal
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes

I know this is not a food item but we are always being asked for cat and dog food. If you know of a source that would be able to donate pet food, please let me know. Many of our seniors and adults with disabilities love their pets and cannot imagine their home without.
 

 
ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
Juice boxes (100%)
individual shelf milk,
single serve cereal,
instant oatmeal,
fruit cups,
granola bars,
mac and cheese,
single serve snax like pretzels, fishies, etc,
tomato, chicken noodle or vegetable soups, and
jif to go peanut butter.

*we could also use toilet paper, all purpose cleaner, dish soap, and laundry detergent

*gift cards to Wegmans, Topps and Herremas are also greatly appreciated!
 
We also need:
Salt (for driveway/sidewalk)
printer paper
cleaning supplies for ICC, (Windex, paper towels, hand soap and rock salt)
 


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