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School Supplies

ICC will once again provide school supplies to any child that lives in Irondequoit - this includes Urban Suburban children. We strongly believe that every child should begin the year on equal footing.

Advance registration is required.

Please call 336-9107 if you or someone you know needs school supplies this year.

Due to covid the Town of Irondequoit and the DPW offered to let us use the their location. So this year the distribution will be on

Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00-7:30PM.
2629 East Ridge Road

For those who have asked, these are the school supplies we currently need:
We need
plastic pencil boxes
Crayola markers (fat and thin)
Pencil sharpeners
Plastic folder WITH prongs
Composition notebooks
Pencil bags
Colored pencils
Erasers
Wide ruled spiral notebooks
Pocket folders WITH prongs
Wide ruled filler paper
Highliters
Index cards
Post it notes
1 1/2- 2” hard sided 3 ring binder

Please let parents know that we can help with school supplies during this difficult time.

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"
(November 2020)

Well, we had our first snow flurries last night. Brrrr, I am so not a fan of winter!! That being said, I am very fortunate to have a warm roof over my head, a soft pillow to lay my head on, warm blankets and clothes, and enough food for my family. I am, however, worried about our community. This year, I believe, will bring new challenges as we all try to wade through covid, job loss, food insecurity and the inability to find products for our homes. (and food pantry)

Many residents do not have the basic needs to cover their household. Every day I speak to people who are afraid because they have not yet gone back to work and they worry what the economic impact will be to their household and how they will get through the winter season.

We have been asked over and over, how we are doing, do we have what we need. I will include our Top 10 at the end of this email, after our thank you’s.

We started our weekend backpack program last month. This food is a supplement to what a child’s family can provide, intended to ease their burden, even if only a little bit. While we cannot provide food to every child in every school, we are working with both school districts to see how we can best support each unique school. In previous years, the weekend backpack program was for kids who were in K-5. (8 schools in total) In addition to the weekend food, we also provided snacks for the month to that school to be distributed as needed. This year West Irondequoit School District added all their lower grades to our weekend program. In addition, we have set up the middle and high schools in BOTH school districts to have a food closet of their own. We provide popular nonperishable food items to these schools so they may help a child when the need comes to their attention. They will then be referred to us for more assistance.

We have already started our holiday sign-ups. Sign-ups are in person, at ICC, on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning Saturday Oct 3, from 1115am -1200pm. Requirements are they MUST be an Irondequoit resident. Each adult needs to bring a current month’s bill or copy of a lease to show their permanent residence.

The deadline for Thanksgiving is Saturday November 7th without referral

The deadline for Special Santa is Saturday November 7th without referral

The Special Santa list goes out via email to my distribution list on Monday November 9th

The deadline for a Christmas meal is Saturday December 5th without referral

If you would like to donate food items for a Thanksgiving meal I will write these items at the end of this plus they are listed on our website page www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org

If you would like to get on our distribution list to become a Special Santa, and you are not already on my email distribution list, email me your email address so that I can add you to it.

If you would like to drop off NON-PERISHABLE items from our Top 10 list (see below) you can do so at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept or the Irondequoit Public Library. If you want to donate these or perishable items, at ICC, we are now requesting they be brought to us before 10am. If it is between 10am and 11am, you will be directed to the side door so as not to disrupt the distribution that we will be continuing outdoors for the foreseeable future.

If you make purchases through Amazon, you can sign up for Smile.Amazon.com Irondequoit Community Cupboard and we get a small percentage of your total dollar amount.

You can donate cans and bottles to Quick Cans Recycling at 471 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621 and we will receive the dollar amount you drop off.

If you would like to make a monetary donations you can do so through paypal (See our facebook page and our website) or you can make checks payable to ICC c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617

Our volunteer schedule through the end of the year is full. Attention all volunteers, as you enter the building please stop and get a temperature check, wash your hands and yes, masks are required. Our building continues to be closed except for our workers to help minimize covid contamination and to continue to have a small contact tracing list. The only exception is for those who need coats. If you need a warm, gently used coat, please try to let me know in advance so that I can make sure we have someone to assist you. We continue to need and accept clean and laundered, gently used coats, new hats and gloves, and gently used children boots. We really need large, extra-large and larger adult size coats.

If you know any Irondequoit resident who is struggling, please refer them to us at 585-336-9107. There are programs out there to help. Besides us, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) HEAP (Home energy assistance program; sign ups
for this begin today)

Thank you to so many of you who have continued to be supportive to ICC. Thank you to those of you who choose to remain anonymous, and to those of you who drop off items at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept and the Irondequoit Library.

We continue to hope that you all stay safe and healthy. I hope you know how grateful we are for your continued support, beyond grateful. 😊

Sincerely,


Debbie Evans, President
Executive Director
(585)336-9107


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
Canned fruit (applesauce, pineapple, pears, peaches)
Canned vegetables (mixed veg, beets, carrots, spinach)
Canned stew, chili, hash, pasta meals
Canned soup (especially the progresso/chunky style soups, not necessarily the name brand)
Condensed Canned soup (chicken noodle)
Diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes
White rice (16 oz) Brown rice (16 oz)
Small peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) and jelly (strawberry or grape; pref small jars or squeezable)
Sugar cookie mix
Vanilla frosting

We also need:
Toilet paper
paper towels
Shampoo
Feminine pads
Male and female deodorant
DRY dog food in manageable sized bags

Items for Thanksgiving Basket
$10 gift card toward a turkey

1 box instant mashed potatoes
1 box of stuffing
2 cans of green beans
2 cans of corn
1 lg. can of yams or sweet potatoes
cranberry sauce
gravy
1 box of biscuit or rolls mix or corn muffin mix

*Currently we are NOT in need of cereal. Thank you.

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 also need:
Salt (for driveway/sidewalk)
printer paper
cleaning supplies for ICC, (Windex, paper towels, hand soap and rock salt)
 


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