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"
(August 2014)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I cannot believe we are almost halfway through August already; where has the summer gone?

Along with the community garden at the Vineyard, we have been very fortunate to have several residents who have donated produce to us from their own garden. I hope you have seen our Facebook page where we have shown many photos of the amazing produce we have received. I can tell you that our clients have been so grateful to have such wonderful produce accessible. Not everyone knows what to do with certain produce so they are hesitant to take it from us or purchase it at the market and store. To help with this we have been distributing recipe cards with less than 4 ingredients to share delicious ideas. Also, our greeter will often discuss with them, ways to use the fresh vegetables and seasonings we have received. Thank you so much to all of you who have helped at the Vineyard, doing the weeding, harvesting, watering, and delivering it to us; we are so grateful!

We are beginning to get ready for the 2014-15 school year and in doing so we are preparing our Annual Back to School Supply Night which will occur August 26th. Currently we have over 100 children already registered to get school supplies from ICC. If you know anyone who needs assistance and is an Irondequoit resident, please give them our number so we can register them. If you would like to make donations for back to school night, here is a link to our website which includes a list of items that we suggest


As you may or may not know, food and monetary donations always decrease during the summer months. If you were at our pantry during the winter or even in the spring you saw what you probably thought was food we would never go through, but summers are tough; kids are home and they need food for 3 meals a day. If you are a household who utilizes SNAP (food stamps) you are painfully aware that the dollar amount does not increase during the summer, so food dollars are stretched even further than normal.

Thank you so much to Majority Leader Joe Morelle and Senator Ted O’Brien for hosting food drives at their district offices to collect food for local food cupboards. Non-Perishable items can be dropped off before August 22nd at the following locations:

Senator Ted O'Brien's district office at 2494 Browncroft Blvd, Penfield Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Majority Leader Joe Morelle's district office at 1945 East Ridge Road, Irondequoit
Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Irondequoit Town Hall at 1280 Titus Avenue
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hopefully you have all received our annual newsletter that should have been delivered to your mailboxes this past week. It is the only fund drive that we do all year so we hope that you will consider making a donation to ICC. Please read the newsletter, check out our website or give me a call to learn more about all that we do with your donation dollars.

I am currently planning our volunteer work schedule, if you are interested in volunteering for the months of September through December, please contact me as soon as possible. If you are a regular volunteer, including our weekend backpack volunteer, PLEASE contact me to confirm dates so that I can plan accordingly.

I hope that you all continue to enjoy the rest of your summer and especially this beautiful weather we are currently having.


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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United Way (Designee Number 2466)

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

Small jars of jelly (grape of strawberry)
1 pound bags of white rice
Pasta sauce
Canned tomato products
Canned fruit (esp no sugar or syrup)
Canned spinach
Canned tuna or chicken
Bottled juice
Instant boxed mashed potatoes

Other items we could also use are macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce.
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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