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.
“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.”
If you are in need of
assistance, please call (585) 336-9107.
(no appointments are made online)
Distribution Hours (BY
Tuesday & Saturday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.
Office Hours (BY PHONE ONLY)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
"Letter from the President"
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is so nice to believe that spring is just around the corner. I love going to work now that it is finally getting a little lighter out in the mornings. During the holidays, we are so fortunate that many people like to make donations to ICC. Monetary donations, food, gifts, hygiene products, and gifts of time come in steadily during the time right before our Christmas distribution. We have never had to turn anyone away because we didn’t have enough resources to help someone have a better holiday.
However, during the months of January, February and March donations begin to dwindle and this is often when we need YOU the most. Winter months bring higher utility bills as young and old struggle to heat their homes. January brings the tax bills to people who are already struggling living paycheck to paycheck, month to month. We have become extremely important to many residents during their times of need. We provide 5-7 days worth of food which is often what helps sustain them until their next paycheck, their social security check or SNAP benefits become available.
We are so grateful to all of you for your support and we hope that we can continue to count on your generosity to “Help us Help others” in our community.
We often get asked, “What do you need most”? As a nonprofit emergency pantry we always need money, food, toiletries and volunteers. All of these are necessities. Here are the ways you can help us; The 2016 United Way campaign has begun and if you would like to make a donation to ICC our Donor Designee Number is 2466. You can also donate to us through the Paypal link which is listed on our website. You can come in personally during our hours of operation, or mailing a donation to our mailing address;
ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834
Rochester, NY 14617.
You can donate food and hygiene items during our hours of operation at 4275 Culver Road or at any of our 3 drop off locations in town. These drop off locations are Pinegrove Senior Center, Ridge Culver Fire Dept, or the Irondequoit Public Library. Our website has a Top 10 list of items that we are of particular need. IF you are someone who is dropping off items to be donated PLEASE do not leave them unattended at our location and please do not leave canned goods in your car overnight while the temperature gets to freezing. This compromises the integrity of the sealed can. When the cans freeze, they expand and perhaps at this time they are letting air in. As the can thaws and shrinks it can become dangerous to the consumer perhaps causing botulism.
Volunteers are extremely important to our organization. If you are at least 16 years old and would like to volunteer at ICC, please stop in to pick up an application or go to our website where you can download an application and mail it to our mailing address. Volunteers work on Tuesdays or Saturdays from 930-1100am just once a month. If you would like to be on our substitute list for our weekend backpack program, you too, would need to fill out an application and send it in. We fill these bags every Thursday morning from 9am-10am throughout the school year. We pack and deliver food bags to 7 elementary schools in Irondequoit. Another opportunity to volunteer is to help our garden located at the Vineyard Church on Portland Avenue. This is a great way to help us while still being outdoors during our limited spring and summer months. Not only would you work at the garden, but the Pastor, Jeff Printy always needs people to harvest the produce and bring it to us on Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 9am.
If you would like someone to speak at one of your functions or your organization, or would even like a tour of ICC, please contact me; we are so proud to share all that we have accomplished.
Again, I would like to thank all of you who “Help us Help others” who live in our town. You have no idea how much your small token of generosity can mean to a friend in need of assistance.
Thank you to the following (in no certain order)
•Irondequoit American Legion Post 134
•East Irondequoit Middle School staff, teachers and administrators
•Barb and Mike James
•All of the donors who drop items off at the Irondequoit Public Library, Pinegrove Senior Center and Ridge Culver Fire Dept
•Don and Nancy Story
•Mike and Toby Berke
•Irondequoit United Church of Christ
•Jessica Gallmon (and her daughter Isabella)
•Durand United Church of Christ
•Shannons Family Daycare
•Helendale Road School
•East Irondequoit Central School District Offices
•Irondequoit Animal Hospital
•Point Pleasant Fire Dept and Auxiliary
•Irondequoit Church of Christ
•Irondequoit Town Hall staff
•Transfiguration Lutheran Church
•Suzanne Macaulay and Daisy Troop #63444
•Sue O Brien
•Irondequoit Animal Hospital
•Mr and Mrs Grenda
•Irondequoit Lions Club
Thank you so much to all of you, we are grateful for each and every donation; big or small.
Debbie Evans; President
Sue Reynolds, Vice-President
John Kane, Treasurer
MaryJo Toepfer, Secretary
Cherie Evans, Board Member
Rev. Sarah Culp, Board Member
Anne Johnson, Board Member
John Cortinas, Board Member
Lisa Loeser, Board Member