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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"
(January 2018)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy New Year! It always feels funny writing and typing in the new year for the first few weeks (or months) of the new year. Well, here is it, 2018 and what a year 2017 was for us.

ICC continues to increase the number of both the people we serve and the programs we provide. One of the most popular programs we provide is of course, our holiday programs. In 2017 roughly 500 households were served by ICC for the holidays. This means a traditional holiday meal, presents for those who enrolled in our Special Santa program, stockings for our elderly, adults with disabilities or for people who would be alone on Christmas. These bags also included extra food and gift cards to assist families who have children that are home from school over the winter recess.

Another popular program is our weekend backpack program where we currently serve weekend food bags to kids attending 7 different Irondequoit elementary schools. In addition to that, we also provide bags of snacks to those same schools for kids who come to school hungry, without a snack or for a kid who may not have snacks when he gets home. Can you imagine? I can. I lived it when I was growing up which is why this program is so important to me.

One of our newer programs is our Recipe of the month. For these recipes we like them to be limited to 5 ingredients so that most people can make the recipe with items the majority of us have on hand. Often times this includes a produce item and we often provide most of the ingredients to encourage tasting and eating new things. We often get requests for past recipes and so many of our clients look forward to what recipe may be coming up. If YOU have a recipe you would like to share with me please email me at info@irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org I love to see new and healthy recipes that I can share with our clients.

With the new year upon us I am always filled with hope, hope for new beginnings and a better year for everyone. I always told my kids as they were growing up that you do not have to be rich to make a difference in someone else’s life, often times just a smile, a kind word or even a hello can make all the difference in the world to someone who is really struggling. Take time to meet and get to know someone new. Did a new person move in near you? How about making them a loaf of friendship bread. Try new things. Go for long walks. Laugh and sing and dance-these things are all still (mostly) free and seriously, I have someone tell me at least once a week what a difference ICC makes in their lives and how our volunteers often make someone else’s day just by treating them with kindness and compassion. Today, even weeks past Christmas I am still receiving thank you calls and thank you notes from clients who received something from us, from you. So thank you. Thank you for everything you do for us- I wish I could thank all of you the way you deserve. We, at ICC are so grateful for everything you do to “Help us Help others” within our community.

As you know it is winter and the temperature in Rochester is usually cold and grey. For those of you who pick up donations at one of our drop offs for us or pick up items from your food drive PLEASE remember to NOT store the items in your car overnight. “Letting a can of beans freeze allows for the water to freeze and expand in a similar way to beer and soda. The USDA advises that this can result in a broken seal, causing spoilage. according to the USDA.” If you have a food drive, PLEASE do NOT leave the items at our back door or on our delivery dock. If we find food that has been left, we have no choice but to throw it away because we do not know how long an item has been waiting for us.

If you have any questions or concerns about ICC, please do not hesitate to ask either myself or any one of our board members, we will always do our best to respond to you within 24 hours.

On behalf of my Board of Directors, we all hope that you have a wonderful, happy and most of all, a healthy New Year.


Sincerely,

Debbie Evans, President

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

 
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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

Fruit cups or canned fruit in its own juices (no syrup please)
Tomato, chicken noodle and vegetable soups
Macaroni and cheese
Canned pasta meals
Canned chili or stew
Individual mini cereal boxes
Spaghetti Sauce
White Rice
Coffee
Toothpaste

We are also in high need of Kleenex, shampoo and conditioner, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent 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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