St. Andrew's

Food Cupboard

892 Portland Avenue Rochester, NY 14621 (585) 338-1764

Dedicated to serving the needs of the hungry.

  • Over 300 families are provided more than 1100 meals every month in Rochester NY through the St. Andrew's food pantry.
  • Every age, race and religion is serviced by the pantry. Single mothers and children make up the majority of those whose need we meet.
  • We are part of a network of food pantries in Monroe County serving a specific section of the 14609 and 14621 zip codes.

How Can You Help?

An all volunteer staff spend between 2-4 hours week at the Food Cupboard. Volunteers are busy -

  • Receiving food donations
  • Organizing daily food allotments
  • Interviewing clients
  • Managing office work and client data

There are many other ways you can make a difference! See our volunteer page for more information and current needs

The Cupboard encourages direct food and packaged goods donations.

  • Individuals can make food donations directly to the pantry.
  • Businesses can become supporters through their food donations.
  • Groups can run food drives and other activities.

To find out more how you can support the pantry see our food donations page.

Although state and federal grants are and important resource, the Cupboard relies on the donations of the people of Rochester. Your tax deductible donations go directly to

  • Efficient bulk food purchases
  • Operating expenses
  • Utilities and rent
  • Equipment costs and repairs

Financial donations range from $5 to those who leave gifts in their will. To find out more , or to donate, see our financial contributions page.

“I’m just surviving,” Williams, 61, said. “If it wasn’t for the food pantry, I’d be dead.”

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Feb 8, 2014

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