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 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 APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Tuesday & Saturday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.

Office Hours (BY PHONE ONLY)
Monday & Wednesday from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

"Letter from the President"
(October 2014)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
October is here but it has left a path of struggling families, seniors citizens and adults with disabilities. We have seen a large increase in those households needing our assistance because of their September taxes and their gas and electricity bill. While we cannot help to pay for these items we can help in other ways. One of the ways is to help them with their food and taxable items. Sadly, while we are seeing increased need, we are also seeing decreased donations.

Usually once school resumes, we see strong support to "Help us Help others" in our community but so far the donations are still way down. In addition to our regular assistance, our weekend backpack program has started up again and we continue to offer this community asset to 6 of our Irondequoit schools. I know we all have a lot on our plates right now and I know since school started there are fundraisers, school clothes and your own taxes and utility bills but if you could possibly make a donation to ICC we would greatly appreciate it. The following is a list of items that we are VERY low on, or items that have run out:

Peanut butter and Jelly
Canned fruit
Canned tuna and chicken
Canned chili and stew
Tomato products (ex crushed tomatoes, puree, diced and sauce)
Beans (black, red, white and pork and beans)
Instant potatoes
Flavored rice side dishes
White rice
Crackers and healthy snacks
plastic bags

In addition, items we need on a weekly basis for our backpack program include the following:

Small boxes of cereal (single serve)
jif to go
Canned pasta meals
Macaroni and cheese (esp microwavable)
100% juice boxes
Shelf stable milk
Healthy snacks such as raisins, granola bars, small cans of fruit, etc
Soup (esp chicken noodle and tomato)

It is only October but we are already preparing for our holiday season! As many of you know we provide Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets and we also offer A Special Santa program for residents in our community who will be struggling to provide these things for themselves. Our sign-ups begin tomorrow, Saturday October 4th from 11am until noon and will continue every Tuesday and Saturday at those same times. The deadlines are as follows:

Thanksgiving baskets 11/11/14
Special Santa Program 11/15/14
Christmas food baskets 12/2/14

Last but not least, from our friends over at Murphs Irondequoit Pub:

On Sunday October 26, 2014 we will gather together for a day of fun, which will truly benefit the

Irondequoit Food Cupboard collection efforts. Our goal is to be an active part of our community and raise awareness of the need our community and neighbors may face not only near the holidays, but year round.

We are hosting our first annual fundraising event at Murph’s Irondequoit Pub to benefit the Irondequoit Food Cupboard. Our event will include a wing eating contest, raffles and more. Contestants will pay an entry fee for the wing eating contest, we will be collecting food donations and the money raised through our raffles all will be donated. Wings will be donated by Murph’s making it possible for all of the proceeds to go directly to the Food Cupboard. So share the news!

Thank you so much and please, if you don't mind, share this with your neighborhood friends, we appreciate all the help you give us throughout the year.


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

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Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

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

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Rice (white or flavored)
Pasta sauce & tomato products
Canned fruit (esp no sugar or syrup)
Canned spinach
Canned tuna or chicken
Beans (dry or canned. Black, red, pink)
Instant boxed mashed potatoes
Canned meals (stew, chili or pasta meals)

Other items we could also use are macaroni & cheese and holiday meal items (see "How You Can Help" page).
Every Friday we include items for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 snacks, 1 juice box, and 1 milk

Small cans of fruit
canned pasta meals
Jif to go peanut butter
Granola bars
Breakfast bars
Individual milks; white or chocolate (sold in 8, 10 and 12 packs in the juice aisle)
instant oatmeal
100% juice boxes
microwave meals
instant breakfast drinks

*keep in mind we go thru 106 of these every week.
*we could also use toilet paper, all purpose cleaner, dish soap, and laundry detergent

*gift cards to Wegmans, Topps and Herremas are also greatly appreciated!
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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