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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.”

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 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"
(October 2022)

Dear Friends,

When you go to the grocery store, you cannot help but notice the cost of everything is up. Milk, eggs, bread, chicken, potatoes, everything has gone up, some of it has more than doubled in price. Grocery costs are continuing to climb so those who were struggling on a fixed income are having an even harder time now, this holds true especially for our senior citizens. Seniors are not receiving an increase in their social security and not only is the costs of groceries climbing, but also home goods, gas and heating. They say heating costs may more than double this season, so we all need to help each other, it’s what “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” do.

We too, are seeing the impact of more people needing our help. This week we will begin the Weekend Backpack Program for the students in East Irondequoit school district. (West Irondequoit is not ready for us yet) We have never seen numbers as high as this since we began the program over 15 years ago, not even during Covid. We used to average about 180 bags per week in total, we now have over 180 bags from only the one school district. More than half of the students in East Irondequoit are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. (Not reduced)

Two new building complexes in our town that support lower income housing are also stretching our resources. These apartments are a welcome sight indeed for those in need of affordable housing. Both properties, from Pathstone and Rochester Housing provide much needed housing at a reduced or very limited dollar amount for seniors, adults with disabilities and for those who were previously homeless, perfect candidates in need of our assistance. We are very much in need of many items this month so our “Top 10 List” will be longer than 10 items.

Our holiday sign-ups, which are for both, Thanksgiving and Christmas, begin this Saturday, October 1st from 11:15am until 12:00. Holiday sign-ups will continue every Tuesday and Saturday through October from 11:15-12:00. All sign-ups are IN PERSON ONLY at our building, 4275 Culver Rd.
You MUST be an Irondequoit resident or be a part of the Urban Suburban Program. A current month’s bill or copy of a lease is required for every adult in the home.

We are continuing to and will continue to use a drive-up method for those picking up food. We find this to be the safest and best model for all of us. We are still limiting the number of volunteers in our ever-shrinking space. If you are bringing donations to us, we would greatly appreciate it if you could come before 9:45am on Tuesdays and Saturdays to limit confusion and traffic.

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 very limited. The space to move around is also very limited, always but especially at the holiday time.

Sincerely,

Debbie Evans, President
Executive Director
(585)336-9107

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

WAYS TO GIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

* 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

 
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United Way (Designee Number 2466)

Location:
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.
ICC TOP 10

Canned meals (stew, pasta, hash, and chili)
Condensed soups (chicken noodle, vegetable, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken)

Progresso and chunky style soups

Canned fruit in its own juices

Crushed tomatoes and Pasta sauce

Mashed potatoes/Scalloped potatoes
Rice (white, brown and flavored)

Macaroni and cheese

Oatmeal (instant and old fashioned)

Coffee (both regular and instant)
jelly (grape and strawberry)

Peanut butter

100% juice boxes
jif to go
granola bars (chewy and crunchy but not with whole nuts)
male deodorant
laundry detergent
all-purpose cleaner (NO bleach)
dog food

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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