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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"
(August 2017)

August 2017

Dear Friends,

Wow! I cannot believe it is already August; where has the summer gone? I hope that everyone had a nice 4th of July and that you are all enjoying summer so far. (It sure beats winter)

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard has been VERY busy. Summers are typically busier than other times of year (except the holidays) and this summer has been no exception. In addition, our numbers have increased over last summer. Many of you have also been busy; purchasing food items, snack items, having lemonade stands to raise money for us, having birthday parties where you only want non–perishable items- all to give to us and we couldn’t be more grateful! Please check out our Facebook page when you can as we try and get photos when people do nice things for us.

I am now beginning to sign-up volunteers to work from September through December. If you are one of my regular volunteers and you are planning to continue to volunteer, please let me know as soon as you can; this includes my Thursday backpack people. If you are someone who would also like to volunteer please go to our website at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org and go to the “How you can Help” link, there is a volunteer application to download. Please note whether you are interested in Tuesdays or Saturdays and get that to me either via email or to ICC c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617. The hours are 915-11AM once a month.

We have been VERY fortunate to have an amazing garden again and we are so grateful to The Vineyard Church, Jeff Printy, Susette Langston and all of the volunteers who make the garden such a success. Our clients are so appreciative of all of the fresh produce that has been provided so far. Over 1,000 pounds to date from our garden; Whew, that’s a LOT of produce! You should see their faces when they come in. It’s wonderful to see and hear how delighted they are to be able to have fresh produce that isn’t just iceberg lettuce. We have been able to provide fresh herbs, kale, collard greens, spinach, arugula, lettuce, cucumbers, eggplant, carrots, garlic, zucchini and pat a pan squash. I know there is a lot more to come!

We are beginning to gather and order school supplies now for our Annual Back to School night which is Tuesday August 22. If you know of an Irondequoit resident who is struggling to provide school supplies for their children, please have them call us at 585-336-9107 to sign up. We have been EXTREMELY privileged that the Irondequoit Rotary has received a grant in which they will be helping us provide our kids with the necessary school supplies and back packs that they need to be successful. You should see how proud the young kids are when they receive their supplies. I wish you could see the look of surprise when the older kids (and their parents) notice that the supplies we are giving them are brand new. The list has grown a TON since I was a kid and supplies have become very expensive. So thank you, thank you Irondequoit Rotarians! Thank you so much Susan and Mary Kay who donated 36 backpacks, WOW! And thank you to all of you who have been providing us with the resources that “Help us Help others” in Irondequoit. (see the entire list below)

In addition to the monthly newsletter I send out to you via e-mail; we also send out an annual newsletter that you should have received in the mail by now. In it, we share information about the types of services we offer and who we offer them to. This also serves as our Annual Appeal. We realize that people get pulled in many directions with their generosity so we are grateful for each and every dollar which we receive. I always say if every person gave $1……

We hope that you continue to enjoy the rest of your summer. As always, if you ever have any questions regarding our program you can always call us; someone will ALWAYS respond.

Thank you again for everything you all do for us; on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we are so very grateful for this amazing community.

Sincerely,
Debbie Evans, President

Sue Reynolds, Vice-President
John Kane, Treasurer
MaryJo Toepfer, Secretary
Cherie Sutton, Board Member
John Cortinas, Board Member
Lisa Loeser, Board Member

Below is a list of our generous donors. This is not in alphabetical order and it does not include those donations which are anonymous. And again, as always, thank you for each and every item donated.


Thank you to all of you who have left NON PERISHABLE donations at Irondequoit Library, Pinegrove Senior Center and the Ridge Culver Fire Dept
Charlene Nowak
Cherie Evans
Rose
Sue Gerritz
Living Water
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Durand United Church of Christ
Summerville Presbyterian Church
Don and Nancy Story
Mrs Bicknell
Anthony Mastrella
Mr and Mrs Beaver
Erin and Ann Rowley
Laurie Cleaveland
Lori Amen
Jackson Burns
John and Caroline Villeneuve
Mr Illingworth
Toby Berke
Susan and Mary kaye
Temple Eman-uel
Martha Hough
Kate Trapani

 
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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


TOP TEN LIST

Canned fruit (without syrup)
Chicken noodle soup
Tomato soup
Mashed potato flakes
Macaroni and cheese
Coffee
Cereal
Cream of wheat and grits
Flour and sugar
Single serve Healthy snacks: popcorn, pretzels, granola bars, etc

Also we are need of dish soap and pet food for both dogs and cats


I know this is not a food item but we are always being asked for cat and dog food. If you know of a source that would be able to donate pet food, please let me know. Many of our seniors and adults with disabilities love their pets and cannot imagine their home without.
 

 
ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
Juice boxes (100%)
individual shelf milk,
single serve cereal,
instant oatmeal,
fruit cups,
granola bars,
mac and cheese,
single serve snax like pretzels, fishies, etc,
tomato, chicken noodle or vegetable soups, and
jif to go peanut butter.

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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