2841 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 336-9107


Picking up your items...

When you arrive at ICC at your scheduled food pickup time, please drive into the parking lot and follow the arrows, directing you to the side door pickup area at our building.  We will bring your items to your car.

Thank you for your cooperation.

All volunteers are fully vaccinated and wear a mask for the health and safety of everyone.

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.”

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

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 2024)

Dear Friends,
I hope that you are enjoying the beautiful spring like weather we are having right now, I know that I am!!

As you know, our holidays were quite busy this year. We are seeing more and more people in our community than ever before (minus the beginning of Covid) We have seen an uptick in seniors, single parents, people from Ukraine, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Since we receive grants, we need to record the number of people we serve and how many meals we provide monthly. I was even surprised to learn that we have provided enough food for 205,401 meals since January of 2022!! With around 220 weekend backpacks that we provide during the school year, we have supplied enough food for 41,803 meals: not including snacks or beverages.

At the end of the month, I am having surgery so I am trying to get everything settled as best I can in advance. That being said, I am now filling in the slots for volunteers for the months April, May and June. If you are a regular or new volunteer, PLEASE email me the dates that you CANNOT work for those months.

There are a few things I would like to discuss with all of you. I am always learning new things and even though I have been doing this for almost 30 years I still discover new things. Last month I put on our Top 10 list that we needed pet food. We received some very large bags of both dog and cat food with the expiration date of 2020 and 2022. While I know that expiration and best by dates are completely different and I honestly thought that pet food, if unopened could last for many years; this is not the case. Dry pet food lasts only 12-18 months beyond the expiration date and wet pet food lasts 2 years. Please be mindful of that both for your pets and the donations that you make to ICC.

In addition, we know that many of you donate items when you are cleaning out cabinets and cupboards. Please be mindful of items that a) are already open and b) items that are WELL beyond the best by dates. Items with high acid like tomato sauce for example only have a shelf life of 12-18 months beyond the best by date. We would not give anyone something that we would not eat ourselves. We appreciate your generosity and kindness, but we cannot distribute these items.

As you can see from my volunteer sign up list, we are gearing up for spring already. This means we will not only need volunteers for our amazing vegetable garden but also some spring-cleaning landscaping at our new building. If you have a green thumb and would like to volunteer your services and time, please let me know in the next couple of months.

We often get asked how often someone can come to ICC and receive food, the answer is every 30 days.

We often get asked if we only distribute nonperishable items. The answer is no. We provide fresh produce year-round, eggs, cheese, a choice of ground beef or chicken, a choice of white or wheat bread, and items donated from Wegmans that are at their serve by date.

We get asked why people don’t just use their SNAP benefits to buy these items. They do. Most households do not receive enough food to last a month. SNAP does not cover “taxable” items like soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine hygiene, cleaning supplies and even pet food. In addition, it does cost more to eat healthy and if you don’t have transportation to get to places like a grocery store or the public market, it is difficult to get these items on your own. Go watch “A Place at the Table” a documentary about food insecurity and getting food in a food desert. The late Tom Ferraro and I were asked to sit on a Q&A panel after the documentary premiered in Rochester. I think you will find this very enlightening.

As always, thank you for your continued support; we are so gratefully appreciative.

Thank you to the following:
Those who donate at the Irondequoit Library, the Ridge Culver Fire Dept and the Town Hall
Don and Nancy Story
Durand Senior Housing
Barbara Mittleman/UNITHER Pharma
Cheryl Soanes
Noreen Rossi
Kath and Tony Proietti/Two Ton Tony’s
Mike Manning
Herm Thein
Lynn Marie Wozniak
West Irondequoit Interact Club
Helendale Rd School
Transfiguration Lutheran Church


Debbie Evans, Founder and
Executive Director

Our amazing and talented, hardworking Board of Directors

Lisa Loeser, Chairperson
MaryJo Toepfer, Vice Chairperson
John Kane, Treasurer
Cherie Evans, Secretary

Diane Zaccarine, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Bragg, Board Member
Rachel DeBlieck, Board Member
John Villeneuve, Board Member


* Go to our website at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org and click on our Paypal link or use the QR code from your Smartphone.

* Look at our Top 10 list always listed on our Facebook page or our website and choose an item to purchase for us

* Donate food items and drop them off at any of our drop-off sites

* Donate gift cards for those who come to us after all of our deadlines have passed.

* Check donations can be made payable to ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617

    How You Can Help
    Upcoming Events
    Drop-off Sites
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Volunteer Form

Electronic donations may be made via

  ICC PayPal QR Code

Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

NEW Location:
2841 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 336-9107

Mailing Address:
ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834
Rochester, NY 14617

We do not discriminate anyone based on race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Canned spinach
Canned fruit in its own juice
Soup (any and all kinds)
Crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste
Flavored rice and pasta side dishes
Cereal and instant oatmeal
Pet food (dog and cat)
All purpose cleaning supplies and wipes

Hygiene Products we are in need of:
Feminine hygiene
Body soap
Shampoo and conditioner
Paper towels

In addition to the Top 10 list, we also need taxable items that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Toilet paper
Paper towels
Dish soap
Laundry detergent
other cleaning supplies but they cannot contain bleach


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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