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TEMPORARY POLICY

When you arrive at ICC at your scheduled food pickup time, please drive past our building, turn around and pull up along the edge of ICC.  We will bring your items to your car, instead of you coming inside the building.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard has always been about “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” The corona virus is here and We really dont know much about it except that the elderly population and those with compromised immune systems are most susceptible.

If you are an at risk Irondequoit resident who is elderly or has a compromised immune system such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, and those receiving cancer treatment, I will bring you emergency food. I do not want you to put yourself at a higher risk than necessary.

Please contact me directly at iccdebbieevans@gmail.com if you would like me to do this for you.

Debbie

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 https://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

United Way
Remember us at United Way giving time we are designee #2466

Bottle and Can Returns
Great news!!! Thanks to Bob Schultz for making me aware of a unique (to us) way for us to raise some money. If you need to return bottles and cans, and who doesn’t, you can bring them to Quick Cans Recycling at 471 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621, and donate the proceeds to us just by mentioning the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

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"
(May 2020)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy Spring? Is this snow I am seeing right now? What the heck!! I just need to say, The love and support we have seen from our community…you are ALL amazing, wonderful, kind, and generous…you get the point….we are SO, SO grateful to all of you! We are so grateful for every single dollar we have received, every single box, bag or can of food we have received and for all of the taxable items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent etc. We are grateful to the skeleton crew we have kept on since this all started. We did not want to put anyone at risk, so we have been all hands-on deck from the board members, a very limited number of people to help us when we are open and one very loyal volunteer who has been picking up the donations at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept. We are also thankful for the special people who have made us face masks -Thank you thank you thank you!!

This has been a tough time for so many, but I have to say, our senior citizens are really struggling. They are scared and alone; the phone calls I am receiving from them….it would break your heart. So, please, if you live next door to an elderly person, please check on them, make sure they are ok. If they need food or assistance, please have them reach out to us.

Believe it or not, there are still a lot of people who have not received their unemployment money so in the meantime, how do they pay their bills? How do they buy food? Their savings are now gone.

Since people were told not to go to work or seniors shouldn’t go to the store and kids shouldn’t go to school, we have given out over 29,670 pounds of food. If you add in the food we disbursed at the Foodlink/ ICC/ Town of Irondequoit Bishop Kearney event another 11560 pounds of food was given out. This brings our total to (drum roll please) 41,230 pounds of food!!!

So, we plow on and we continue to do our best.

Great news!!! Thanks to Bob Schultz for making me aware of a unique (to us) way for us to raise some money. If you need to return bottles and cans, and who doesn’t, you can bring them to Quick Cans Recycling at 471 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621, and donate the proceeds to us just by mentioning the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. Thank you for the suggestion Bob.

I get many calls asking for the following information :

You can continue to make monetary donations at our Paypal link located on our webpage at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org
You can make checks payable to ICC c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617.
You can donate nonperishable food items and taxable items at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept any time.

You can make any kind of donations at ICC on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-11am.

Our current tangible needs are:
Canned fruit
Canned tuna
Canned peas, mixed vegetables, carrots, beets, collard greens or spinach
Crushed tomatoes
Baked beans or pork and beans
Instant mashed potatoes
Flavored pasta and rice side dishes
Macaroni and cheese
Spaghetti
Hot cocoa packets or tea

We can also accept the following AT ICC only, on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-11am
Apples
Oranges
Carrots
Potatoes
Onions

We cannot accept any more baby food and baby formula; we are full up of them right now. 😊

FYI, if you are not already aware, the Town of Irondequoit is distributing face masks this Saturday (tomorrow) from 10-2 at the town hall campus.

Thank you, stay safe and healthy- we will get through this together.

Peace,

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
John Villeneuve, 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 LIST

TOP 10 LIST
Eggs (delivered to ICC on Tuesday/Saturday during our hours of operation)Bread
Onions, Oranges. Apples
Canned fruit (in its own juice)
Mashed potatoes
Macaroni and cheese
Flavored oatmeal packets
Cereal
We could also use diapers of all sizes

Also, PLEASE do not forget our furry friends- we can always use 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)

 
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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