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 serve families and individuals in need, without bias or prejudice, that reside in the Town of Irondequoit, by providing emergency assistance.”
"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 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM
"Letter from the President"
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that you are surviving this frigid winter that we are having! The Irondequoit Community Cupboard has been busy getting caught up from the hectic holiday season, planning the 2015 calendar year, applying for grants, and thinking of new ways to help those who are less fortunate within our community and how to engage our community in this fight.
We have been very fortunate to see so many individuals continue to support our mission. Over the past 6 weeks, we have seen donations from the following people, business, or groups:
•Summerville Presbyterian Church
•Girl Scout Troop 60399
•Durand United Church of Christ
•Mr and Mrs Story
•Transfiguration Lutheran Church
•The Rossotti Family
•The Mansfield Family
•The Tropiano-Schron Family
•Wegmans Ridge Culver Fire Dept
•Reliant Federal Credit Union
•The Garnish Family
•Helendale Road School
•East Irondequoit District Office
•Girl Scout Troop 60911
•Trevor Carney (Kudos to an amazing Eagle Scout project!)
•Troop 356 from St Kateri for assisting Trevor Carney
•The Galante Family
•Canandaigua National Bank
•Resurrection Lutheran Church
•All of the generous friends and neighbors who have dropped off items at our drop off points around town; Pinegrove Senior Ctr, Cooper Road Library, and Ridge Culver Fire Dept
We have a few announcements to make about some events coming up that I hope you will consider participating in.
•During the month of March, for the season of Lent, St Kateri will be collecting donations for the Irondequoit Community Cupboard and St Andrews; you have been generous in the past and it is our hope that you will continue to think of those who are struggling by donating during this time
•March 21st is Scouting for Food so look for the flyers to be left on your door and please remember to leave food on your steps for these energetic kids doing good work through their scouting programs
•United Way will be kicking off their annual campaign soon and we would be very grateful for your support. Our United Way designee number is 2466
•The 4th Annual Arts Builds Community Dinner will be on March 5th from 530-730pm at Durand Eastman School. There is music and art, art auction the U of R Yellow jackets will be there, and a pizza dinner with each ticket. Please contact Ivan Green or Durand Eastman to find out the cost of a meal ticket; all proceeds come to us!
I know that most of you are aware of our weekend backpack program and how it is currently providing food for 109 kids who go to 6 Irondequoit elementary schools. However, another program we are trying, as a pilot, is providing snacks to our area elementary schools to keep on hand for those children who come to school hungry or come to school without any snacks. We are very excited to see where this takes us because I know this is something that is needed in our schools. I am often told about kids who come to school hungry, kids whose last meal might be the lunch they received the day before or kids who are just hungry and need a snack to help get them through the grueling day in the life of being a kid. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about this pilot program or if you would like to be a donor of a particular item or school. Currently, we are providing foods like yogurt, cheese sticks, fresh fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, granola bars and oatmeal. I hope you will join us as we continue to find new ways to make sure that kids in our community have healthy, nutritious food.
Many of my volunteers are choosing to be snowbirds (I cant imagine why) so I am in need of some new volunteers. We need volunteers that can help with heavy lifting and lots of carrying. Most of our clients are either elderly or disabled adults and I need to make sure that I have someone strong and able to lift and carry heavy items and their groceries on hand every Tuesday and Saturday that we are open for distribution. I would need you to commit to at least once a month for three months at a time. The hours would be from 930 to 11am. It is important that I be able to rely on you because our clients rely on us. So if you are interested in helping out one Tuesday or Saturday a month from 930 to 11am please contact me as soon as you can.
For those of you, who are my regular volunteers, please contact me to confirm dates for April, May and June.
Stay warm and safe during this yucky winter and again, thank you to ALL of you who have continued to “Help us Help others” within our community, we couldn’t do it without you.
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