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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 www.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

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"
(June 2018)

Dear Friends,
Well, I think warm weather is finally here and as much as I complained about the snow, we really need some rain! Speaking of needing some rain, the ICC Garden is planted, thank you Anne Rowley, her mom, Amy Garnish and the rest of your family. We need volunteers to water, weed, harvest and bring the produce to us on Tuesdays or Saturdays at 915 am. This is a great way for families, social and civic groups, work offices, etc to help ICC. We often get asked by the above for volunteer opportunities and because our building is so small we cannot accommodate them.

I am now booking volunteers for July, August and September- if you are a current regular volunteer and would like to continue please let me know as soon as possible. (Please don’t assume that I automatically put you in the books) If you are new and would like to volunteer, you can go to our website at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org and under the “How you can Help” page there is a volunteer application to download. Please do so and mail it to our PO Box. (see below)

We will be closed for the 4th of July on Saturday June 30th after our distribution (930am-11am.) We will re-open on Friday July 6th, by phone, from 9am until 4pm to schedule appointments for Saturday and Tuesday like normal.
We will also be taking signups for our Annual Back to School night (school supplies) beginning Friday July 6th.

Our weekend backpack program is winding down; only 2 weeks left. Think about that- I know that I do. I worry because as a child I frequently wondered where my next meal was going to come from. I remember standing in embarrassing food lines, or seeing my mother be humiliated at the grocery store when she pulled out her food stamps and even being laughed at in school when a school kitchen employee would yell out my name so the kids would hear that I got free lunch.

Although it was a long time ago, some things haven’t changed; the stigma. Many people are still embarrassed to ask for help, even when their kids need it. THIS is why we treat everyone with kindness and dignity. This is why we like our place to be inviting, not sterile. This is why I really try and make a big deal about kids who donate to us so they will hopefully continue to be thoughtful and generous adults.

Remember that hunger is a year-round issue, not just at the holidays. So, if you can, please remember ICC during the summer months; there are so many families, seniors, disabled adults and other households that need our help. Even more so actually because households with children now have kids home all day but their food stamps do not increase. When you go shopping maybe you could pick up an extra snack or box of macaroni and cheese or bottle of juice for us. If you have a garden, perhaps you could bring us some of the surplus. If none of this is you and you would rather donate money, we love that too. You can mail monetary donations (or gift cards) to: ICC c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617 You can also donate money through PayPal on our website and even, totally costing you nothing, when you place an order through Amazon you can use the Amazon Smiles and search for Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

We have been busy at ICC doing some much needed spring cleaning and organizing. Thank you to Irondequoit Lawn and Landscape for your generosity and your continued support. Taking care of our lawn is one less thing we have to deal with. We received a LOT of food from the US Post Office food drive so thank you to those of you who donated to help us and other area pantries.

In closing, I would really like to thank our backpack volunteers. On behalf of our Board of Directors and myself, we are so grateful to you for the time and energy you give to ICC. Every Thursday during the school year we have THE most reliable and kind people who help get food to kids who may need it over the weekend. It goes beyond words to express how much it means to me, to us, to know that you can be counted on. Thank you so much to Sarah and her kids Simeon and Tabitha, Warren, Sue and Hugh, Karen and Nancy, Amy and Anne, John V, Dick, Carolyn, Jeff, and Maryellen. Thank you thank you thank you!! Many parents have told me how much this food means to their household and how excited the kids are to see what is in the bags this week.

Below I will list our current Top 10 list and a lengthy list of donations (I am sorry I got behind on this) Have a great weekend, have a safe and fun filled 4th of July and stay cool. Please remember to check on your neighbors when it is hot like this for a continued period. Until next month….

Sincerely,

Debbie Evans; President and Executive Director

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

Thank you so much to the following: (unless otherwise noted it is pounds of food)

Everyone who made donations at the Library and senior center- the amount totaled: 944 pounds
Everyone who made donations at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept- the amount totaled: 775 pounds
Durand United Church of Christ 45 pounds
Kimmy Romeo 2 pounds
Summerville Presbyterian Church 65 pounds
Irondequoit Lions Club 22 pounds
Don and Nancy 208 pounds
Betty Watkins 5 pounds
Rho Kappa Honor Society @Eastridge summer clothing for family they adopted last Christmas.
IB Program @ Eastridge 6 boxes of school supplies
All of you, whoever you are who donate through the Americas Charity
Temple E-man-u-el 57 pounds
The McCollums 63 pounds
Mike and Toby Berke 166 pounds
DKG Beta Eta Society 21 pounds
Living Water 137 pounds
Brookview 34 pounds
St Johns Lutheran 26 pounds
Irondequoit Girl Scouts Service Unit 31 pounds
Daniel Wilson (for his 4th bday) 49 pounds
Wegmans 65 pounds
Tracy McColloum 25 pounds
Northridge Medical Group 37 pounds
Colebrook School 40 pounds
Erin Rowley 67 pounds
Irondequoit Quilt Club
Michelle Crary 12 pounds
Irondequoit United Church of Christ bags of taxable items!!
Parkside Neighborhood Assoc 50 pounds
Girl Scout Troop 60086 142 pounds
CRFD 107 pounds
Sunguard (?) 228 pounds
Anne Kelderhouse
Megan Fess
Durand Eastman School 229 pounds
Anonymous 83 pounds
Helene Bicknell 19 pounds

 
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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


TOP TEN LIST

1. Canned fruit (in its own juice, no syrup please)
2. Canned tuna
3. Condiments (mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and fat free salad dressings)
4. Pasta sauce
5. Hamburger Helper and Tuna Helper
6. Baked beans and Pork and beans
7. Brown and flavored rice (no white rice needed at this time)
8. Baking mixes (muffins, bread, cookies or brownies)
9. Coffee
10. Bottled juice

Also, PLEASE do not forget our furry friends- we are OUT of 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)

 

 
ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
Fruit cups
Granola bars
Nutrigrain bars
Fresh apples or oranges (dropped off at ICC only on Tuesday and Saturday 930am-1100am)
Individual cereal
Instant oatmeal
Individual popcorn or pretzels or fishies
100% juice boxes
Pasta meals (like chef boy r dee)
Macaroni and Cheese


WE CAN ALSO USE
Shampoo and Conditioner
All purpose cleaner
Salt for the driveway
Printer Paper

 
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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