Welcome

 

We will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend Friday May 28 and we will re-open on Tuesday June 1st

We will also be closed for the Fourth of July Weekend from Friday July 2nd and we will re-open on Monday July 5th

 

TEMPORARY 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, instead of you coming inside the building.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard has always been about “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” The corona virus is here and We really dont know much about it except that the elderly population and those with compromised immune systems are most susceptible.

If you are an at risk Irondequoit resident who is elderly or has a compromised immune system such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, and those receiving cancer treatment, I will bring you emergency food. I do not want you to put yourself at a higher risk than necessary.

Please contact me directly at iccdebbieevans@gmail.com if you would like me to do this for you.

Debbie

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"
(September 2021)

Dear Friends,

We blinked and summer as we know it, is over. Kids are back in school, the temperature is getting cooler, leaves are already beginning to drop, and football begins tonight! Not only are kids back in school but September is also Hunger Action Month. Usually, I give you all kinds of statistics regarding poverty in our area and how it affects everyone. I think we all know that we are going through a very rough spell; poverty rates are up, food insecurity is up, those who struggled before covid are really struggling even more now. The largest increase we see at ICC right now is in the number of senior citizens that are requesting our assistance.

When you go to the grocery store, you cannot help but notice the cost of everything is up. It is continuing to climb so those who were struggling on a fixed income are having an even harder time now. Senior citizens are not receiving an increase in their social security that even begins to cover the rising increases that we are seeing. Even when I go to the public market I notice the prices are higher. And worse, people do not want to risk their health to walk and stand in the crowds at the public market.

What can we all do? We can continue to seek knowledge of how poverty hurts. We can all try to assist others when we can. Small businesses are hurting. Independent businesses, farmers, contractors, etc are all struggling. Support the “little guy.” Support the businesses that have supported our community for years. Reach out to a senior to see how you can help them. If your child knows another child who may not have the school supplies they need or something to eat at snack time, give your child an extra of that item. Donate to places like ours when you can. Every dollar adds up. Every can of soup, jar of pasta sauce, bag of rice, bottle of shampoo ALL makes a difference in the lives of someone we know.

If you know someone who needs school supplies, have them call us; we have them year-round. If you know someone who needs food on the weekend when their children are not in school, have them call us; our Weekend Backpack Program starts soon and we support all Irondequoit schools through grade 6.
If you know someone who will be struggling at the holiday time, have them call us. Our signups begin on Tuesday October 5th from 11:00am to 12:00pm and will continue every Tuesday and Saturday through the month of October.

The Thanksgiving deadline is Saturday November 6th.

The deadline for our Special Santa program is Tuesday November 9th
and

The deadline for our Holiday meal is Saturday December 4th.

Show your support for Hunger Action Month by wearing orange. Contact your local representatives to let them know you support helping those less fortunate. Begin to collect items to give for the holidays. Take your kids to the store and let them pick out their favorite cereal, snack, juice boxes, fruit cups, etc for someone else. Collect sample size toiletries to bag up and donate. Think about becoming a Special Santa. There are so many ways that we can all help each other, especially now during this continues crisis.

Thank you all so much for continuing to support us. Your generosity, your donations, “Help us Help others” in our community and we are all so grateful to you. Thank you to the amazing kids who made lemonade stands over the summer. The amazing kids who donated school supplies. The churches who continue to collect for us even though they too, may be struggling. Thank you to all of our amazing, (let me say this again) AMAZING volunteers who continue to come in and work in these hard times.

Speaking of volunteers, we are continuing to use a drive up method for both those picking up and dropping off. We find this to be the safest for all of us. We are also continuing to limit the number of volunteers we have to limit our contact/exposure to ensure all of our safety. We are not allowing kids and teens to volunteer yet. We are limiting the number of volunteers in our ever-shrinking space. We continue to wear masks and disinfect every time we are open. So, on behalf of our Board of Directors, thank you for your patience, thank you for your generosity and thank you for the kindness you share with all of us.

Thank you so much to Durand United Church of Christ for your amazing thoughtfulness and generosity!
Thank you:
The Ethan Tracy garden and its volunteers
Brenda Buddha
the Landmark Society
the Lakeside Neighborhood
The ICC garden and volunteers
Don and Nancy Story
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Living Water Church
Michelle Crary
Summerville Presbyterian Church
US Border Patrol

Sincerely,

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

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

Diane Zaccarine, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Bragg, Board Member
Carolyn DeHond, 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 12/1/2020

* 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 from now through our winter break as our Special Santa program deadline has passed.

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

 
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Thank you for your generosity.

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.
TOP 10 LIST

laundry detergent
dish soap
Shampoo
strawberry jelly
pasta sauce without meat
white and brown rice (16 oz bags)
instant coffee
Ready serve soups (vegetable, Italian wedding and creamy varieties)
Canned peaches in its own juice
Canned spinach


Also, PLEASE do not forget our furry friends- we can always use dog and cat food

We also need taxable items like small dish soap, small laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaners, and tampons. (We have plenty of maxi pads)

 

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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