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"
(December 2017)

Dear Friends,

Well, we got through a very busy Thanksgiving and distributed about 175 Thanksgiving baskets. I cannot tell you how appreciative everyone was to see everything that was included in their baskets. We also had one of our busiest Novembers on record. Phew! I am so grateful to all of you who “Help us Help others” in our community as we could not do this without all of your support. In fact, we still have some turkeys that we will be able to use for our Christmas baskets too so thank you thank you thank you!!

We have continued our sign-ups for Christmas meal baskets (deadline is Saturday December 2nd) and our Special Santa program. Currently all of our families who are in need of gifts for their children are spoken for. I am always amazed at how quickly our families are scooped up through the Special Santa program. (And I know some of you are too) I have, and will continue to have, some more families come in who are in the process of being adopted but after this week, families in need of gifts will either be able to choose gifts from our gift closets downstairs or go through gifts that are purchased with that thought in mind. They will also be able to put together stockings for their kids.

Our stocking program is one I always love to do. We provide stockings for seniors, adults with disabilities, adults who live alone or families who come in long after our Special Santa deadline. The stockings include small gifts, word finds, warm socks, hats, mittens and gloves, hygiene items, gift cards, candy, etc. For those of you would like to purchase items for our stockings and put some of these together, please let me know as soon as possible as we will begin filling them next week.

Yesterday was RoctheDay in Rochester which is a day of giving through United Way to local nonprofits. Thank you to everyone who donated to help us reach our goal- thank you thank you thank you!

I have been asked to speak to several school groups and church groups over the past few weeks and I always love the questions that are generated from an honest dialog about poverty, food insecurity and of the need here in our community. Although, I won’t have any more speaking engagements after tomorrow, you can always call if you have questions about what we do and who we help.

I have my calendar for the 2018 year (that sounds weird to say) and I am signing up volunteers for January through March. If you are a regular volunteer, I still need to hear from you to verify that you wish to remain on the schedule. I will also take new volunteers for Tuesdays and Saturdays as well. (January through March)

Please continue to check out our Facebook page for information about people who have been making donations to ICC for the holidays. https://www.facebook.com/Irondequoit-Community-Cupboard-Inc-180196068672489/
This is a hard time to keep up with all of the generosity that comes our way but we sure do our best to make sure everyone knows how much we appreciate every single can of green beans, cranberry sauce, every gift and every $1 generated to us. If we miss someone, please let me know. If you need receipts, we are happy to provide them.

Our holiday schedule for December is:

Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am until 11am.
If you our hosting a drive for us and you need to drop off your items we will be at ICC on Friday December 8th from 300pm until 600 pm. And Saturday December 9th from 900am until 12 noon.
This is also our deadline for the Special Santas and our Christmas baskets.
Our distribution for Christmas including the Special Santa is Wednesday December 13th from 530pm to 700pm.
Christmas pick up for senior citizens only is Tuesday December 19th from 930 am to 11 am.
Our last day for the weekend backpack program is Thursday December 21st.

We will then be CLOSED until Tuesday January 2nd for already scheduled appointments.

It is the holidays so please understand and be respectful of our family time as well. As much as we are grateful to you for hosting food drives, coat drives and gift drives, we would appreciate it if you schedule to drop off your items on the above dates and times so that we can all enjoy the holidays, Also, if you are collecting food for us PLEASE do not leave food in the car over night as it is not safe for canned goods to freeze and expand and then thaw when we bring the items inside. Also, please do not leave items at our back door. If we believe that canned goods have become frozen, we will have no choice but to throw them out. L I hate to throw out food.

So on behalf of all of us here at ICC, we hope you continue to enjoy the magic of the holiday. Be safe and again, thank you all for everything!


Debbie Evans, President

Lisa Loeser, Chairperson
MaryJo Toepfer, Vice Chairperson
John Kane, Treasurer
Cherie Evans, Secretary
Mary Bragg, Board Member
Carolyn DeHond, Board Member
Diane Zaccarine, Board Member

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Electronic donations may be made via

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


Canned fruit (no syrup please) 
Canned beets
Canned chicken and salmon
Canned meals (hash, chili, stew, pasta)  Canned soup: condensed chicken noodle, condensed tomato, condensed vegetable Progresso and Chunky style soups: chicken noodle, Italian wedding, beef vegetable, vegetable, minestrone, bean and bacon
Hamburger helper
Macaroni and Cheese
Coffee and hot cocoa
Rice (white, brown, regular and instant varieties) 
Healthy snacks (nutrigrain bars, granola bars, instant popcorn, raisins, pretzels, etc)

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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