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.”


"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"
(February 2018)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

What a week this has been. Do you ever have one of those weeks that is like a roller coaster ride? This past Saturday the East Irondequoit Teachers and Staff had a basketball game against the Irondequoit Police Dept to raise money for ICC. The turnout was tremendous and we could not be more thankful to everyone involved!
On Monday, I received a call from a mother who just wanted to thank ICC. Her son had woken up on Friday and wanted toast for breakfast before school but when they got out the bread it had mold on it. He was upset and she was upset as well because she didn’t have any more money until her next paycheck and her food stamps had already run out. When her son came home that afternoon he was delighted to show her that in his weekend bag of food that he received from us, were 2 slices of bread. She wanted us to know how much that 2 slices of bread (among the rest of the items) meant to her and her son. She went on to say how much the small bag of food he brings home on Fridays means to them because she often doesn’t have enough food for them both and this was one of those weeks. 2 slices of bread. Just 2 slices of bread meant the world to them for that weekend. THIS is what food insecurity means; not knowing where your next meal is coming from.

On Thursday I had a small group of young girls from Durand Eastman school come over to interview me about hunger and homelessness for their school project. I learned from them that Irondequoit has the second highest number of homelessness of any other town in the county. In East Irondequoit schools, the number has tripled since 2011. https://infogram.com/homelessness-in-monroe-co-suburbs-1gew2vnv4vvnmnj Homelessness. Here. Have you thought about that? Homelessness doesn’t always mean that the family lives under a bridge or in a box but it does mean they do not have a home to call their own. They most probably lost all their possessions as well and are forced to live in a dingy motel, a shelter, a friend’s home or apartment or some family. Almost always they bounce around from place to place because they cannot afford to do anything else. Sometimes it is families who come from far away without much money or possessions but are fleeing to a better life. We have had many families settle here from Puerto Rico because they no longer had a home.

This is why we do what we do. And we could not do all of this without you, the town of Irondequoit, its churches and schools, its neighborhoods and businesses, it social and civic groups; everyone working together to make sure people do not go hungry in our community. As always, we thank you.

I am now signing up volunteers for April, May and June. If you are one of my regular volunteers PLEASE contact me ASAP so I can get you on the schedule. If you are someone who has already turned in an application and has been waiting, this is the time for you to contact me by email. ICCdebbieevans@gmail.com We like to schedule volunteers for once a month on Tuesdays and Saturdays 9:15am -11:00am. What I am looking for right now are people who can lift more than 20 pounds at a time. Because most of our clients are either elderly or adults with disabilities we carry out ALL of their food and bags. I need someone on every shift to be able to help with this. Also, please remember that when you sign up for a date, we rely on you to show up. We schedule a certain amount of people per shift so that we can accommodate all that we need to each and every day.

Below you will see a list of generous donors who have either dropped off food at ICC or one of our drop off places; Ridge Culver Fire Dept, Pinegrove Senior Center, Irondequoit Library and newly added, Irondequoit Town Hall. Thank you to all of you from every single can of beans all the way up to boxes and bags filled with food.

REMINDER: PLEASE, please do NOT leave food outside our doors when we are not there, we will have no choice but to throw it out as we cannot determine the time of conditions the food was there for. Also, do not keep food stored in your car during these cold months because canned food freezes. When it freezes, it expands. When it thaws it may allow air to enter the can and cause illness-we do not want that.


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

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Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

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

Mailing Address:
ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834
Rochester, NY 14617


white rice
chicken noodle and tomato soups
spaghetti sauce and tomato products (crushed, tomato sauce, puree, paste)
pasta and rice side dishes
toilet paper
laundry detergent
all-purpose cleaner
paper towels
Lysol or other disinfectant wipes (Cold and flu season)

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.

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.

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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