Community Food Cupboard of Rochester, Inc., also known as a food pantry.
We deliver food provisions monthly to homebound medically referred clients and long-term needy families, and supply emergency provisions to others upon demand. Many of these homebound clients require low sodium diets and we must purchase these items directly as they are usually not donated.
The community need: We supply food to clients in the northeast quadrant of Rochester and Irondequoit, perhaps the area in Rochester of greatest need and demand for emergency services. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 statistics, there are 57,256 households in our service area, and the average household income is $29,970.
Target population: We deliver a five-day provision to 150- 160 delivery households per month, and to an additional 5 - 10 long-term need households. Additionally, we serve an average of 100 households monthly due to emergency needs. We serve all age and ethnic groups. Many households are populated with young children, cared for by senior adults.
Services provided: emergency food provisions, personal and hygiene items, referrals to other human services agencies.
Timeframe: We are open to clients Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year. Our hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Location: 11 Nester Street, Rochester, NY 14621, with travel within zip codes 14604, 14605, 14609, 14617, 14621 and 14622.
Outcomes: We strive to lessen the condition of hunger among our clients. In most cases, these are people who are elderly, young children, or disabled individuals unable to regularly procure and prepare nutritious meals. For those who have needs beyond our ability to help, we provide referrals to other sources of assistance. Through October of 2011, we served 1,778 households, which were occupied by 3,205 people.
The total budget for 2011 is $37,235. Our ability to service the clients requesting our assistance will depend on the revenue we receive this year. Of concern is the cost of purchasing foods, and we are budgeting $7,500 for this purpose. In addition, we have higher operations costs due to increasing costs associated with our aging delivery van, our move from 253 North Clinton Avenue to 11 Nester Street, and to higher rental fees.
We focus on: Health, Human Services
Where we are: Monroe
Back to Not-For-Profits