Community Resources

What is food insecurity?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life [1].

How is hunger defined?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines hunger as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food. It is not directly measured but considered 'an individual-level physiological condition that may result from food insecurity.' [1]


Below are a series of community and educational links. These links serve to connect you to offices on campus and local food banks. The educational links allow for a deeper understanding of the food insecurity spectrum, and the impacts.

On Campus Resources

Case Management

The Case Management team assists students in connecting to resources on and off campus, as well as helping students navigate complex personal problems, including health insurance, food and housing insecurity, financial concerns, and more.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS)

A study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that the stress around food insecurity was associated with poorer mental health. Counselors in CAPS are trained to provide confidential and personalized services to support students' mental health needs generally as well as any mental health needs associated with food insecurity.

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Team works to provide healthy outlets for students and a well rounded approach to health throughout the semester. They host various engaging events as well as connect students to other resources such as wellness opportunities, the Disabilities Services Office, Students Health Center and more.

Off Campus Resources

Below are a collection of food banks, clothing closets, community referral systems, housing assistance, job training programs, and more. Please utilize this list when searching for additional support systems that are available in the surrounding community. The list comprises of locations within the City of Rochester, towns throughout Monroe County, as well as the surrounding outside counties of the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester area.

  • City of Rochester

    Agape Haven of Abundance

    289 Driving Park Ave. Rochester, NY 14613
    (585) 483-0791
    Services: Food distribution, Youth enrichment, and more; call for additional information

    Antioch Baptist Church

    144 Baden Street Rochester, NY 14605
    Hours: Bread distribution Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Area Served: North side of city.

    Baden Street Settlement

    152 Baden Street Rochester, NY 14605
    The Emergency and Family Assistance Department assists residents to meet basic family needs. Families and individuals seeking emergency assistance will be able to resolve immediate needs for food, clothing, rent/mortgage, transportation, vital records, advocacy and identify steps to avoid repeat crises. Additionally, families and individuals will be referred to other services such as substance abuse treatment programs, case management services, and job training or employment programs as needed. The goal of The Emergency and Family Assistant Department is to assist residents to become financially self-sufficient.

    Barakah Muslim Charity

    584 Jefferson Ave Rochester NY 14611
    Food Pantry: Sunday 10:00AM-1:00PM Thursday 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    Community Kitchen: Sundays 11:30 am to 1 pm
    Eligibility: Available to anyone once every 30 days per household.
    Languages: Arabic, Somali, Spanish.
    Application Process: Call for an appointment or walk in.
    Program Fees: No fee for services.
    Documents Required: Identification, proof of address. All are welcome.
    Counseling Services Also Available...please call for more information.

    Bethany House

    1111 Joseph Ave Rochester, NY 14621
    Emergency food cupboard for women & children
    Food pantry: By Appointment only; Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cameron Community Ministries Food Pantry

    48 Cameron Street Rochester, NY 14606
    Call to make an appointment for Food Pantry Box
    Free hot meal to the public, Monday-Friday from 12 – 1:30 pm

    Central Church of Christ

    101 South Plymouth Ave
    1st and 3rd Saturday of each month groceries and hot meal are handed out 11:30AM-1:00PM Can call the number above for emergency food needs.
    Breakfast served every Sunday 8:00AM-9:00AM
    See Holiday Bulletin for information on holiday food baskets and meals

    Charles Settlement House

    71 Parkway Rochester, NY 14608
    Hours: Call for hours and appointment; walk-ins served upon availability of staff
    Area Served: Call to find out which Northwest areas/zip codes they cover.
    Food Assistance: Food cupboard emergency

    Church of Love Food Pantry

    700 Exchange Street Rochester, NY 14608
    Hours: Please call for hours
    Area Served: 14606,14608, 14611, 14619 and others as needed.

    Community Food Cupboard

    11 Nester Street Rochester, NY 14621
    Hours: Change by season, call for an appointment
    Area Served: 14604, 14605, 14609, 14617 14621, 14622
    Emergency food to clients every 3 months through referral; senior program monthly.

    Community Place of Greater Rochester

    145 Parsells Avenue Rochester, NY 14605
    Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Area Served: 14609, 14610, 14621, 14607 and parts of 14605.

    Dimitri House

    102 North Union Street 14607
    Provides groceries to those who need to supplement their own food supplies.
    Serves individuals and families living in zip codes 14604, 14605, 14607 and 14609 once every 30 days by appointment.
    No referral necessary.
    Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; call to make an appointment

    EMMA Neighborhood and Business Corporation Food Pantry

    1443 East Main St Rochester, NY 14609
    Please call for information and hours.

    Faith Temple Apostolic Church

    141 Arnett Boulevard Rochester, NY 14619
    Hours: Please call for more information

    Family Restoration Project

    360 Wellington Ave 14619
    Emergency food pantry

    Grace Church of the Nazarene

    2924 South Union Street, Rochester New York 14624
    Every last Wednesday of the month 5:30pm-7:00pm

    Holy Cross Church

    4492 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY 14612
    Hours: Call for appointment
    Area Served: Charlotte area only.

    Ibero-American Action League Emergency Service Family Center

    777 Clifford Avenue Rochester, NY 14621
    Multiple dual-language services available to residents in the surrounding area (El Camino neighborhood)

    Joy Community Church

    890 North Goodman St. Rochester, NY 14609
    Call for information

    Joseph's Place

    Sacred Heart Convent 287 Flower City Park Rochester, NY 14615
    Food is distributed the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month
    Call to make an appointment: Monday 1:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday 9:00am-11:00am Saturday 9am-11am
    Non-perishable food products and paper good
    Residents can receive food and other items once a month.
    Areas served: part of 14606 and part of 14608 (north of Lyell Ave. and east of Mt. Read Blvd.), all of 14613, part of 14615

    Loop Ministries

    Reformation Lutheran Church 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
    The Food Pantry Program provides groceries to families in the following zip codes: 14603, 14604, 14605, 14614 and 14620.
    Proof of address is required. (Additional groceries may be available for individuals with families; proof of the number of household residents is required.)
    Pantry Schedule: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Maplewood-Edgerton Emergency Kupboard (MEEK)

    2 Riverside St (intersects with Lake Ave) Rochester, NY 14613 (located within Church of the Ascension)
    Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-2:00, call for inquiries

    Mary's Place

    414 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    International Refugee Outreach; on their website they will ask you to complete an assistance form and you'll be entered into their secure, coordinated network of community resources, powered by Unite Us. A specialist will contact you after you submit the form.

    Memorial AME Zion Church

    549 Clarissa St 14608
    Food pantry and Clothing Closet: Wednesday 4:00 – 7:00 PM

    Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church

    4301 Mount Read Boulevard, Rochester NY 14616
    585-865-1866 ext. 2
    Food Pantry is open on the fourth week of the month on Tuesday morning (10:00AM-12:30PM) and Thursday afternoon (1:00-1:30PM) by appointment

    Mission Share Outreach Center

    10 Cedarfield Commons, Rochester NY 14612
    Areas Served: 14612, 14615, 14616, 14626, and 14468
    Must meet income requirements as stated on their website
    Services: Crossroads Pregnancy Care, Food Market & Clothing Center, Back-2 School Funfest, Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Christmas Hope Program, and Training Program
    For more information please call or visit their website

    New Bethel CME Church

    270 Scio Street Rochester, NY 14605
    Call for hours
    Area served: 14605, 14609, 14612, 14621

    New Life Food Cupboard

    1161 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY 14620.
    2nd, 4th, 5th Thursdays 9:30-12 (Closed on Jewish Holidays, Thanksgiving, and the week of Christmas)
    Areas Served: 14620, 14610 and 14607

    Open Door Mission

    210 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608
    Services: Food and Emergency Housing, Clothing and Food Distribution, Addiction Recovery, Code Red and Blue Alerts, Women and Children Residential program, and Supportive Housing
    Call or visit their website for more information

    Outreach Community Center

    447 Genesee Street Rochester, NY 14611
    Several assistance programs are run here.
    The non-profit distributes food and other support.

    St. Andrew's Food Cupboard, Inc.

    892 Portland Ave 14621
    Wednesday-Friday 9am-11:30am
    Walk-in accepted with ID and proof of address
    Area served: parts of 14621 and 14609

    St. Mark's and St. John's Episcopal Church

    1245 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14609
    Every Wednesday 10:30am – 12pm.

    St. Peter's Kitchen

    681 Brown Street, Rochester, NY 14611
    Monday through Friday Lunch Program 12-1pm

    The Father's Heart Mobile Kitchen

    The Father's Heart ROC, 678 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY 14613 (Headquarters)
    A schedule can be found on their website of where they will be stationed Thursday-Saturday

    The Father's House Life Pantry

    28 Lawn Street, Rochester NY 14607.
    Teams transport donated goods, distribute food and clothing, and provide prayer and care support. We engage with the downtown community to bring hope, a smile, and a place to belong. Serve weekly or monthly. Anyone is welcome.
    Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 7pm Saturdays 9:30am - 12pm

    Third Presbyterian Church

    4 Meigs Street Rochester, NY 14607
    Hours: Thursday 9:15AM – 11:45AM
    Area Served: 14607, 14620 once a month with ID

    Volunteers of America

    214 Lake Avenue Rochester, NY 14608
    Area Served: 14611 and 14613
    Call for an appointment.

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

    Zion Hill Baptist Church 250 Dr. Samuel McCree Way Rochester, Ny 14611
    Tues-Thurs. ~ 11am-2pm & Fri.11am-1pm (can visit once per month)

  • Monroe County


    Brighton Food Cupboard

    2131 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14618 (Jewish Family Service of Rochester - Temple B'rith Kodesh, Door A)
    Call for appointment
    Area served: 14607, 14610, 14618, 14620
    The Brighton Food Cupboard follows a case management model. The model provides for client confidentiality as the clients do not come to the food cupboard, their case manager shops for them and delivers the food to their home. Individuals in the community who are in need of food should call 271-5355 and ask to speak with the case manager. The case manager will arrange to meet with the individual and provide food.


    Brockport Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf

    14 State Street Brockport, NY 14420
    Hours: First four Thursdays of each month; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.
    Area Served: Brockport school district south of Ridge Road Once a month, by appointment only.
    Delivery for people without transportation
    Special diets when necessary.


    First Presbyterian Church of Chili

    3600 Chili Avenue, Rochester NY 14624
    The Food Cupboard is open every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 Am to 11:30 AM for grocery pick-up

    Grace Covenant Food Closet

    224 Chestnut Ridge Road Rochester, NY 14624
    Hours: Open every Thursday, by appointment; people may come 1x per month.
    Area Served: 14624

    East Rochester

    East Rochester Community Resource Center

    333 East Chestnut Street East Rochester, NY 14445
    Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, or by appointment
    Area Served: 14445 Needy only, must show proof of residence and ID. Provide food, clothing and household items


    St. Theodore's Church Food Cupboard

    168 Spencerport Road Rochester, NY 14606
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Area Served: 14606 and 14624.


    Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf Inc.

    500 Maiden Lane Rochester, NY 14616
    Hours: Mondays 9 to 11 am; Tuesdays 10 am to noon; Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm, Thursdays 10-12 & Saturdays, 9 to 11 am.
    Area Served: Greece, Charlotte
    The Food Shelf's purpose is to acquire, warehouse and distribute donated and purchased food to needy people.


    Life Solutions of Hamlin

    1742 Lake Road Hamlin, NY 14464
    585- 964-7420, then press "0"
    Hours: Call for appointment
    Area Served: 14464, north of Ridge Road East to the Lake, east of Redman Road.


    Hilton-Parma Emergency Food Shelf

    Hilton Community Center 59 Henry Street P.O.Box 127 Hilton, NY 14468
    The Hilton-Parma Emergency Food Shelf's mission is to obtain, sort, store and distribute donated and purchased food to people who are in an emergency situation and needing food. They must be residents of the Hilton School District and not covered by other services.
    Client Assistance is by appointments only by calling.


    Irondequoit Community Cupboard

    2841 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14622
    Distribution Hours: Tuesday & Saturday 9:30am – 11:00am (Appointment Only)
    Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm Friday 9:00am-12:00pm (Phone Only)


    Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf

    1618 Jackson Road
    Hours: By appointment only
    Area Served: 14625 and 14526.

    Southeast Bible Baptist Food Pantry

    1850 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road Penfield, NY 14526
    Call for Service/Intake


    Perinton Food Shelf

    P.O. Box 381 Fairport, NY 14450 425-7410
    Call for appointment: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Fridays 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
    Area Served: Perinton and Fairport, 14450.


    Pittsford Food Cupboard

    3800 Monroe Ave Door 26 Pittsford, NY 14534 264-9860
    9:30-1:30 Tuesday & Friday (please arrive no later than 1:00 to shop), 9:30-11:30 The first and third Saturday of each month; Call for appointment
    Area Served: 14534, 14445, 14620, 14607, 14618, 14610, 14506 and 14472.


    Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT)

    585-453-2370 (answering service; leave message with request for food and a volunteer will return your call)
    Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Area Served: Rush-Henrietta Central School District; 14467; 14586 and parts of 14534, 14543 and 14623.
    Emergency food only; must be qualified; deliveries only.


    Food Relief Coalition of Caledonia-Mumford

    957 George Street Mumford, NY 14511
    Hours: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00
    Area Served: 14423, 14511 and parts of 14482. Emergency pantry


    Spencerport Food Shelf

    425 Ogden-Parma Town Line Road Spencerport, NY 14459
    Hours: Call anytime and leave a message
    Area Served: Spencerport School District
    Deliveries only.


    Hope Ministry

    1450 Ridge Rd Webster, NY 14580
    Mondays 5-7 pm, Tuesdays 10-noon, Wednesdays 3-5 pm, Thursdays 5-7 pm
    Food pantry, clothing, household items, financial assistance
    Webster residents only

    Webster Community Chest

    1000 Ridge Rd
    Emergency food assistance during crisis or emergency
    Webster residents only.

    All of Monroe County or overlapping towns/zips within the county

    American Red Cross

    Financial Assistance for Military Families
    Call or visit their website for assistance 24/7/365

    Beyond the Sanctuary

    549 Clarissa Street, Rochester, NY 14608
    Services: Food Pantry: Wednesday 3-7pm, Clothing Closet: Call or pick up when food pantry is open, Rental Assistance, Emergency Services, Job Readiness Success Program, Client Care, Food Delivery Service, and Drive to Success (Help with license obtainment)

    Combined Communities Food Closet Project Project FISH

    153 East Street, Monroe, Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472,
    Call for hours
    Area served: Greece, Charlotte, Rush-Henrietta, Lima, West Bloomfield
    Offers new or gently used clothing, free food, groceries, referrals to Monroe County New York charities and other resources.
    Transportation to doctor appts.

    Catholic Family Center- Community Resources Services Program

    539 Joseph Ave Rochester, NY 14605
    Hours: Please call for more information
    Area Served: All of Monroe County. ID required, proof of current income and address.


    585-328-3380 or 211 (can use any public telephone free of charge when dialing 211)
    1999 Mt. Read Boulevard 14615
    Provides contact information for food pantries, referrals to Lifeline

    House of Mercy

    285 Ormond St Rochester, NY 14605
    Hours: 24/7
    Area Served: All of Monroe County.

    Jewish Family Services of Rochester

    255 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604
    Area Served: All of Monroe County.
    Multiple Services available, call for more information

    Monroe County Aging Office

    435 E Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14620
    Senior citizens, the disabled, and homebound are the clients. Low cost or Free Meals on Wheels, Medicare applications, federal government commodities, and congregate meals are all offered. They also give field trips and other activities.

    Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)

    Janice Griffin (Monroe County)
    (585) 450-3686
    Services Assisting with: NEOP, SNAP, Summer Meal Programs

    Legal Assistance of Western New York

    1 West Main Street, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14614

    Path Stone

    400 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
    Services: Workforce Development, Health and Education, Community Development, and Housing Services
    Call for assistance

    Rochester Family Mission

    388 Tremont Street Rochester, NY 14608
    Food Pantry: Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Hot Meals: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM
    Delivery (Seniors & Adults with Disabilities): Mondays-Thursdays 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
    Clothing Room: Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
    Counseling: Mondays- Thursdays, By Appointment Only
    Area Served: All of Monroe County

    Salvation Army of Greater Rochester

    70 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY 14604
    Emergency Food Distribution Services : 70 Liberty Pole Way: 9:00AM to 1:00PM, Monday - Friday; 100 West Ave: 9:30AM to 1PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays ; 915 n. Clinton Ave: 9:00 AM to 11AM, last 2 Weds and Fridays of the Month
    Other Services Available
    Hours: Call for hours
    Area Served: Call for information.

    The People's Pantry

    555 Avenue D, Rochester, NY 14621
    Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 am to noon.
    Area Served: ALL

    S.W.E.M. Community Services

    Gates Presbyterian Church 1049 Wegman Road, Rochester, NY 14624
    (585) 247-5292
    Hours: Call for appointment
    Area Served: Southwest Rochester, Gates, Scottsville, Ogden and Churchville.

    Rochester Deaf Kitchen

    Rochester School for the Deaf campus- 1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621
    For Rochester Deaf Community Members
    Wednesdays from 9-11 am and Sundays from 1-4 pm

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplementary Food Program

    Monroe County WIC
    Call for site locations, times, and to make an appointment.

  • Finger Lakes and Surrounding Counties

    Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

    Serving Wayne, Ontario, Cayuga, Seneca and Yates Counties
    Monday-Friday: 8AM-4PM
    Multiple Service Available

    Cayuga and Seneca County

    Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency

    Cayuga County: 89 York Street Suite 1 Auburn, NY 13021
    Seneca County: 23 Center Street Waterloo, NY - 13165
    Hours (both): 9 am - 5 pm
    Multiple services available

    Genesee and Orleans County

    Community Action of Orleans and Genesee County

    Genesee County: 5073 Clinton Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
    Orleans County: 409 E State St, Albion, NY 14411

    Cayuga County

    Fair Haven Community Church Food pantry

    14463 Richmond Ave Fair Haven, NY 13064
    Hours: Third Tuesday of each month, 5- 6:30 pm

    Livingston County

    Catholic Charities of Livingston Co. (Mt. Morris)

    Multiple Service Available

    Ontario County

    Beacon of Hope Food Pantry

    Crossroads Community Church 3584 Flint Road Stanley, NY 14561
    Sunday: 8:15 to 9:00 am and 12:30 to 1:00 pm

    The Blessing Room Food Pantry

    15 Church Street Bloomfield, NY 14469
    Hours: Every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am - noon and Every Friday from 4pm - 6pm
    Must live in East or West Bloomfield School District and bring proof of residency

    Caring Hearts Food Pantry and St. Felix Food Cupboard

    12 Hibbard Avenue Clifton Springs, NY 14432
    Every Thursday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Please bring ID and proof of address (such as a utility bill)

    CCIA Food Pantry – Canandaigua


    Clifton Springs United Methodist Church

    1 East Main Street Clifton Springs, NY 14432
    Third Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

    FLCC Food Cupboard Finger Lakes Community College

    Office of Community Standards & Counseling- 3255 Marvin Sands Drive Student Center room 1155 Canandaigua, NY 14424
    Hours: Mon-Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Walk-In Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Serves currently enrolled FLCC students, student ID required
    Services: 3 meals a day for 3 days. Students can choose what food they would like and access the food cupboard twice per semester. Additionally, we refer students to local food pantries and services available in the community, to SNAP and when available, provide a hot meal to students with $10 cafeteria gift cards.

    Geneva Center of Concern Food Pantry

    58 Avenue D Geneva, NY 14456
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-1PM
    City of Geneva residents only

    Gleaner's Community Kitchen

    Find us on the lower level of: St. John's Episcopal Church, 183 N Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (our entrance is off of St. John's Ct.)
    Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00am-12:30pm

    Honeoye Community Food Pantry

    United Church of Christ 8758 Main Street Honeoye, NY 14471

    Manchester-Shortsville Twin Cities Community Food Cupboard

    4 Center Street Manchester, NY - 14504
    Hours: The Second Thursday of each month 10:00am - 12:00pm, The Second Saturday of each month 10:00am - 12:00pm, and The Fourth Thursday of each month 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    They serve only residents of the Manchester-Shortsville school district. Call for more information

    Naples Open Cupboard Food Pantry

    Harwood Lane Naples, NY
    Hours: Monday - CLOSED, Tuesday - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wednesday- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Wednesday - 5:00 PM - 7:00 pm, Thursday- 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Friday - CLOSED, and Saturday - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Phelps Community Food Cupboard

    8 Banta Street Room 310 Phelps, NY 14532
    Open the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Must be receiving SNAP benefits. Must be a resident of the Town of Phelps or Village of Phelps. Proof of residence will be required, as will proof of benefits.

    Salvation Army Canandaigua

    110 Saltonstall Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
    Monday - Friday: 8:30-4:00
    Multiple Services Available, please call for more information

    Salvation Army/Geneva Corps

    41 North Street Geneva, NY 14456
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm to make an appointment, Monday and Thursday Distribution Days around 12pm
    Multiple Services Available, please call for more information

    United Church of Christ Food Pantry Bristol

    7177 County Road 2 Bloomfield, NY 14469
    Hours: By appointment only
    Must be resident of the Town of Bristol and provide proof of residency.

    Wellspring Church

    22 Teft Avenue Clifton Springs, NY 14432
    Alternating Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm (see Facebook for Updates)

    Victor/Farmington Food Cupboard

    6548 Anthony Drive Victor, New York 14564
    Hours: Monday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Thursday 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. and Friday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Ontario County Residents only
    Must make an appointment to pick up food

    Seneca County

    House of Concern Food pantry

    22 Locust St., Waterloo, NY 13165
    Monthly Food Pantry, call for information

    Steuben County

    Cohocton Community Food Pantry

    37 Maple Avenue Wayland, NY - 14826
    1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 1-3pm and 6-7pm

    Wayne County

    Covenant Life Fellowship Food Pantry

    1574 Hennessey Road Ontario, NY 14519
    Hours: by appointment only
    Serving: Wayne County and surrounding area
    Emergency Food Pantry serving residents of Wayne County. Please call for an appointment.

    Helpful Hearts Community Closet & Food Pantry

    10-12 Geneva Street Lyons, NY 14489
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm
    Serving: Wayne County
    No referral needed. Food available every 30 days. Diapers available. Free clothing room. Thrift store with additional clothing and household items available for purchase.

    Macedon Center United Methodist Church Free Food Shed

    Parking Lot across from the church 1160 Macedon Center Road Macedon, NY 14502
    Hours: always open
    Serving: all of Wayne County
    Free, non-perishable food available to those in need. Open 24 hours/day. Take what you need. Donations of food gladly accepted at the church or at the Macedon Public Library (30 Main Street, Macedon).

    Macedon Food Pantry

    St. Patrick's Church (office in St. Anne's) 52 Main Street Macedon, NY 14502
    Hours: Fridays 12-1:30 pm
    Serving: Macedon, Walworth (Zip codes 14502 & 14568)
    Will refer to the committee. Leave a message at the church office from 9am-4pm and someone will return your call.

    Newark Food Closet

    301 E. Miller Street Newark, NY - 14513

    Ontario Food Pantry

    First Presbyterian Church, 1638 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519
    Call for more information

    Palmyra-Macedon Food Pantry

    Zion Episcopal Church 120 East Main Street (Back entry) Palmyra, NY 14522
    Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm or by appointment
    Serving: Macedon (Zip code 14502), Palmyra (Zip code 14522) & Farmington (Zip code 14425, 14548, & 14564)
    Food provided one time per month. Must be Palmyra, Macedon, Walworth, or Farmington resident. Proof of residency required.

    Savannah Food Pantry

    City of God World Prayer Center 1912 Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146
    Hours: Wednesdays, 7 pm - 8 pm, Sundays, 10 am - noon
    Serving: Savannah, Butler, & South Butler (Zip codes 13146 & 13154)
    Food is available once per month to residents of the Towns of Savannah and Butler.

    Second Reformed Church

    3757 Mill Street Marion, NY 14505
    Hours: Thursday, 6 pm - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 10 am
    Serving: Marion (Zip code 14505) and Marion CSD families
    Must be a resident of Marion, or have children in the Marion School District.

    Wayne County Community Action Program Inc. - Finger Lakes Community Action

    51 Broad St, Lyons, NY 14489315-333-4155
    Multiple Services Available, call for more information

    Wayne County Rural Ministry Come-Unity Center

    4170 Ridge Road Williamson, NY 14589
    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
    Serving: Wayne County
    We serve anyone who lives in Wayne County who is in need of food. They can get a food box once every 30 days. They can get one extra emergency box anytime during the year.

    Wolcott Food Pantry

    By appointment only
    Serves: South Butler (Zip code 13154), Wolcott (Zip code 14590), and anyone in Wayne County with a referral from DSS.
    1 visit every 30 days

    Yates County

    Friendship House of Middlesex

    5614 Williams St Middlesex, NY - 14507
    Hours: Wednesday: 3pm - 6pm, Friday: 10:30am - 2:30pm, and Saturday: 10:30am - 2:30pm


US Department of Agriculture, (2019). Definitions of Food Security. Available online at: