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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 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"
(May 2017)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

May, I love May. I love how April’s daffodils and tulips give way to phlox, bluebells, peonies and many of our other plants. I love to FINALLY be able to get into my garden and do some work. I love the gratification of seeing the beautiful flowers almost immediately. The Irondequoit Community Cupboard’s Garden over at the Vineyard Church is getting ready to prepare the garden for this year’s harvest. They still need volunteers; contact Susette at
d-s-langston@rochester.rr.com. In addition, they still need newspaper, which can be brought over to the Vineyard any time, but soon please. They will be using it in the garden so this is a great way to recycle those bulky papers.

Volunteers: We have many volunteers who work with us once a month on Tuesdays or Saturdays. We have volunteers who show up every Thursday during the school year for our weekend backpack program to ensure that children in our community don’t go hungry. We have people who work very hard over at the garden to guarantee that those utilizing our services have access to fresh produce. That being said, we have had many people inquire about volunteering with us on a regular basis and we love this! Currently, we are in need of 1 or 2 individuals that can lift and carry more than 15-20 pounds. I sign up volunteers 3 months in advance and I am now booking for July and August (and a few days left in June) if you are one of our regular volunteers, please contact me as soon as you can to schedule your dates. I know that some of you have sent in an application to become a volunteer; if you have not heard from me that means there is something wrong on one of our ends, because I DO respond to everyone, usually by email (within a couple of weeks). Also, as I said above, I book out 3 months in advance and I do need some of our regular volunteers scheduled at the same time as new volunteers so please be patient as your first date may now be in July or August.

Unfortunately, due to the size of our building and working space, we only allow kids who are at least juniors in high school to work in the building. Families who like to volunteer together can however, work over at the garden. During the season, when the produce is ready we need people to pick and deliver the fresh items to us by 9:15 am on Tuesdays and Saturdays, this is a great way to help people in Irondequoit, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is what we are all about.

Over at our building - thank you Irondequoit Lawn and Landscape for once again taking care of the lawn and old plantings that we have. I always love the first time I pull in after your crew has put down fresh mulch and have edged the yard, we are very grateful to you for this. We try to be good neighbors in that we never want our building to be an eyesore. In case you have never been inside our building, we try to keep things cheerful. We like to make our place inviting so that our clients feel good about coming to us, so we usually decorate the lobby, office and outdoors as much as possible. If anyone has two summer wreaths they would like to donate, I would love it!

Our newsletter is in its final phase before being mailed out to all Irondequoit residents; hopefully you will be receiving it in the mail soon. In the past, we have had a sponsor that used to provide all of the formatting and printing for free but we no longer have that service. If you or someone you know may be willing to provide this service, please contact me soon as it would save us a LOT of money. This could also be something to work on for next year’s mailing. Our newsletter is very important to us, because it is our only real fundraiser.

I know MANY, MANY of you donate to us on a regular basis or have donated to ICC; we are grateful for everything we receive. You may wonder where all of it goes well, for the past year we have served:

1,771 adults
1,306 children
406 seniors

This averages to about 290 people per month. That is 6,090 meals per month. These number do not reflect the holidays or the backpack program. Over the year our backpack program provided food for

19,968 meals
19,968 beverages
14,976 healthy snack items

That’s a LOT of food! And we could NOT do this without the support of people like you. J If I don’t say it often enough, thank you thank you thank you!

Listed below are the people who have donated food and taxable items for the past month(ish) This does not include anonymous donations left at the Ridge Culver Fire Dept. or people who wish to remain nameless. This also does not include any monetary gifts we receive. Also listed below will be our monthly Top 10 list of items that are needed. (Sometimes there are a couple more than 10. In addition to the items listed below,) Also, if you are planting a garden, maybe think about planting a row or plant for us; we LOVE the fresh produce.

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thank you to all that have served our country, both past and present, we are very grateful for your service.

Sincerely,
Debbie Evans, President

Sue Reynolds, Vice-President
John Kane, Treasurer
MaryJo Toepfer, Secretary
Cherie Evans, Board Member
Cherie Sutton, Board Member
John Cortinas, Board Member
Lisa Loeser, Board Member

If you would like to get off our e-mailing list, please let me know. Also, some of you receive e-mail on your phone so these newsletters are not formatted correctly- if you have an alternate way of emailing you I would be happy to try and make the change.

Here is a list of friends and neighbors who have donated to us over the past month or so, not in alphabetical order:

Maria Stevens
Cheryl Soanes
RP Illingworth
Rogers School hats, scarves and gloves
Girl Scout Troop 60933
Bill and Kathy Elveney
Noreen Rossi
Sade Booth
East Irondequoit Teachers Association
Becka Miller
Listwood Elementary School
Don and Nancy Story
Living Waters Church
Durand United Church of Christ
M Carson
Paula Beaver
Mary Cirifuli
Toby and Mike Berke
Flower City Philanthropists
Meg Crisafuli
St Kateri
Debbie Trynoski
Teresa Taddeo
Joe Bentivegna
Erin Rowley
Rory, Finnigan and Jeremy Epping
Kathy Greene (Sara Circle)
Durand Eastman School
Irondequoit Quilt Club
Becky Hall
Derma Renew Spa
Mike Marisa
St John’s Lutheran Church
Susan and Mary Kay
St Josaphat’s
Susan Greenberg
Quinton McCullum
Donna Torpey
Summerville Presbyterian Church
Helendale Road School
Temple Emanu-el
Patti DiBiase
Hilda Milham
West Irondequoit Teachers Association

 
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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 TEN LIST

Individual fruit cups
Canned fruit in its own juices
Macaroni and cheese
Coffee
CEREAL (both regular size and individual kid size)
Peanut butter (smooth)
Healthy snacks (peanut butter crackers, granola bars, individual pretzels, popcorn,
100% juice boxes (We ALWAYS need these)
All purpose cleaner
Toothpaste
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
(ok, yes, that was more than 10)

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.
 

 
ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
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.

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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