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 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

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 2020)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

What a blah day outside today! We have been lucky so far this winter I think, it hasn’t been that bad to this person here who is NOT a fan of winter. However, this is a tough time for our clients. Increased utility costs for heat, taxes were due, and for those without transportation, it isn’t a fun time of year to wait outside at a bus stop.

Attention all volunteers, I am now filling calendar slots from April through June for Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please let me know which dates you would like to come in. Remember I do not assume any dates from you.

Usually after the holidays, donations go down but that does not mean that we provide less. At ICC, we continue to provide 7 days’ worth of food for each household. We are currently providing food and bags with food for the weekend for 185 children from 8 elementary schools in Irondequoit. We go back to offering a recipe of the month, which is quite popular! During these months we use recipes that are comforting, warm and filling, yet healthy meals. These are recipes that we generally provide most of the items. If you have any recipes you would like to share with me, that have 5 ingredients or less, that would be great! Currently we are looking for recipes that use the following:

Cream soups
Diced tomatoes
Any type of beans
Mashed potatoes
Canned pumpkin
Canned cranberry sauce

We continue to see a need for coats, especially large and extra-large coats. If you have any that are gently used and would like to donate them to us, we would greatly appreciate it.

I know I have mentioned this before, but I need to do so again. Please, please do not leave donations outside our doors. We have no way of knowing how long donations have been there and we would have no choice but to throw away any food donations. I hate to waste food, so please do not leave donations outside (winter OR summer) We are open to receive donations on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9-1100am. You can also leave donations at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept, Irondequoit Library and Pinegrove Senior Center.

Thank you so much to all of you who reached out with so many kind notes regarding my Person of the Year Award through the Chamber of Commerce. It was a beautiful event and I am so grateful to all of you who came or reached out to me in support.

On Saturday March 7th at 630 PM is the 3rd Annual EITA vs IPD Basketball Game! This is always so much fun for the community, I hope to see you there!! 😊 https://www.facebook.com/events/2560126777437334

Thank you so much to the following people who made donations AT ICC:

Chris Mannos
Tom Bonisteel
The Core Group
Rick Walther
Colleen Enrite (Bunco Group)
Geri McMahon
Tracy Lymon
Tom Campione
Irondequoit Quilt Club
Jeanne Scantlin
Summerville Presbyterian Church
Bonel for their 1st Birthday
Evelyn Allen
Durand United Church of Christ
Tom Hall
Transfiguration Lutheran
The Living Water
Todd Storm
Point Pleasant Fire Dept
Tracy Lyman
Irondequoit Police Dept, the Records Division
Don and Nancy Story
Mark and Carol Driscoll
Jon Balcerer
Susan and Mary Kay
Vanity Hair
I Square
Irondequoit Fish and Game Club

Thank you all so much for everything; for your generosity, kindness and continued support-we are so grateful to all of you.

Stay warm!


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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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 pears
Canned meals (pasta meals, hash, stew)
Condensed vegetable soup
Macaroni and cheese
White rice
Brown rice
Instant flavored oatmeal packets (or regular in the cylinder)
small jelly (grape or strawberry)
Grits (regular or instant)

fruit cups
100% juice
condensed chicken noodle soup
Condensed tomato soup
condensed vegetable soup
macaroni and cheese
Jif to go peanut butter
canned pasta meals
individual pretzel bags, fishies or cheeze-its
Granola bars


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)


Granola bars (crunchy and chewy)
Nutrigrain (or breakfast) bars
Peanut butter crackers
Individual pretzels and popcorn
Condensed soup (chicken noodle, vegetable and tomato)
Macaroni and cheese
Canned meals (Pasta or chili)
100% juice boxes or pouches
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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