Continued Covid Policy...

When you arrive at ICC at your scheduled food pickup time, please drive past our building, turn around and pull up along the edge of ICC.  We will bring your items to your car.

Thank you for your cooperation.

All volunteers are fully vaccinated and wear a mask for the health and safety of everyone.

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.”


"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 https://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

United Way
Remember us at United Way giving time we are designee #2466

Bottle and Can Returns
Great news!!! Thanks to Bob Schultz for making me aware of a unique (to us) way for us to raise some money. If you need to return bottles and cans, and who doesn’t, you can bring them to Quick Cans Recycling at 471 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621, and donate the proceeds to us just by mentioning the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

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 2022)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Is it really December already? Where has the time gone. We have been so busy at ICC between our regular business, Thanksgiving, our new building and now Christmas. We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Before I go further, to any of our current and new volunteers, I am now signing people up to volunteer for January through March. Please email me your availabilities or wants and I will fit you in.

We had so many amazing people who donated to help us with Thanksgiving and now Christmas and we ae beyond grateful. We are also grateful to all of you who have donated items through other groups, they have been coming in as well. The donations at the library and fire house have been amazing!! Thank you all!
Continued thanks, to those of you who pick up and drop off donations for us, you are a special bunch, and we know it! Thank you to all of you who participated in our First Annual Days of Giving in November, it was wonderful to see the idea take off. So many families (sizes of 4 or more) were amazed to see what you had done for them and how generous you were. Thank you.

This year has been trying on so many levels. The need has grown to a level I have never seen before, and I have been doing this for almost 30 years now. The anguish and anxiety people are going through is heart wrenching. The numbers of seniors coming to us for the first time…. I don’t know if I have mentioned this, but our weekend backpack numbers have more than tripled than what we have seen in the past and it has been increasingly difficult to find items that we need for this program.

For Thanksgiving, we provided more meals than ever. We provided food for over 700 individuals. This year we provided frozen meals and mini pies to our seniors, adults with disabilities and adults who live alone. In the past, we have provided freshly cooked, catered meals to these individuals but the expense this year was far too great for our budget. We hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

Our deadline to sign up for Christmas, including Special Santas has now passed. To those of you who sponsored a family, or who are providing stockings, a reminder that all items are to us next weekend. We will be at ICC on Friday Dec 9th from 330pm to 500pm and then again Saturday Dec 10th from 1200pm to 300pm for you to drop these items off. Please, if you can help it, do not drop off your items on Saturday between 945am to 1100am, it is way too busy.

Thank you so much to:
Irondequoit Presbyterian Church
Irondequoit United Church of Christ
Irondequoit Resurrection CHjurch
St Kateri
Temple Emanuel
East Irondequoit School District
West Irondequoit School District
The Town of Irondequoit
Transfiguration Lutheran CHurch
Browncroft Community Church
Amico Foods
Point Pleasant Ladies Auxiliary
Irondequoit American Legion #134
Leah and Sean
Susan and MaryKay
kelly Coiro
Jackie Cronmiller
Don and Nancy Story
Living Water
Patricia Walker
Erin, Anne, Dan, Maggie and Marc
Amys Ladies Night Group
Oakview Neighborhood Association
The Lions Club
The Pardee Hill Neighborhood
Michelle Creary
Diane McHale Mix
Irondequoit Quilt Club
The Ladies Guild
John Slice
Iroquois Service Club
Toby Berke and Family
Salon Roc
Lake Breeze Wellness

I am sorry for anyone I may have missed but I promise you we are grateful for each and every item, and each and every dollar donated.

We continue to receive questions regarding items to donate. The space in our building is very limited so if, for the time being, you could limit your nonperishable food donations to the items on our list, we would be grateful. It takes a lot of time and man hours to go through it all, date everything and get the items on our shelves. Our shelf space, especially through the holidays is also very limited and the space to move around is beyond cramped always, but especially at the holiday time.

For those of you who ask, what we need for our Christmas baskets, we need the following items:Christmas baskets/holiday meal
1 can of pineapple
1 can green beans
1 can of corn
1 scalloped potatoes
1 sugar cookie mix
1 frosting
1 box of hot cocoa
1 small box of cereal
1 small pancake mix
1 pasta
1 spaghetti sauce (non-breakable jar please)
1 peanut butter
1 jelly
A few pieces of chocolate or candy canes

Items for Stockings that we are still in need of:

gift cards for area restaurants, grocery stores, gas cards
WARM gloves and mittens

To get a picture of what we go through for our weekend backpack program, picture 250 kids. This means 250 soups per week, 250 boxes of mac and cheese per week. 250 juice per week. 250 milk per week. 750 snacks PER week…

Items for our Weekend Backpack program that are in very short supply:

Condensed chicken noodle soup
Condensed tomato soup
Condensed vegetable soup
Instant oatmeal
100%juice boxes
fruit cups
canned pasta meals like chef boy r dee
macaroni and cheese
small bags of pretzels, popcorn, fishies or cheezits
chewy granola bars
Crunchy granola bars
Jif to Go


Debbie Evans, President
Executive Director

Our amazing and talented, hardworking Board of Directors

Lisa Loeser, Chairperson
MaryJo Toepfer, Vice Chairperson
John Kane, Treasurer
Cherie Evans, Secretary

Diane Zaccarine, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Bragg, Board Member
John Villeneuve, Board Member


* Go to RoctheDay.org and then Irondequoit Community Cupboard -every dollar makes a difference. Starting at midnight 12/1/2021.

* Go to our website at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org and click on our Paypal link.
* Look at our Top 10 list always listed on our Facebook page or our website. (see below) and choose an item to purchase for us

* Donate food items for our Holiday basket

* Donate food items for our Weekend Backpack Program

* Donate gift cards for those who come to us after all of our deadlines have passed.

* Check donations can be made payable to ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617

    How You Can Help
    Upcoming Events
    Drop-off Sites
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Volunteer Form

Electronic donations may be made via

Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

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

Mailing Address:
ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834
Rochester, NY 14617

We do not discriminate anyone based on race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

hot cocoa/coffee
laun det
canned soups (see above)
canned meals (chili, stew, pasta)
crushed tomatoes
box potato mix
white rice
instant oatmeal

Also, for our furry friends- dry cat and dry dog food.


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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