Emergency Food Cupboard

Feeding the hungry

Jesus' mandate to feed the hungry is one which we gladly accept.


The need continues to grow:


The Food Cupboard served the second greatest number of people in October 2013.  We served food to 2,410 people in 842 households.  The emergency program also had the 2nd highest number of people with 207 people served.  As a matter of reference, in October 1999, we served 37 people, and 188 in 2009.  Last month we served 337 people in the emergency program.


CSA's food pantry is funded by Foodlink. We follow Christ's command to feed the hungry by providing healthy food to Rochester residents with food insecurity. Our Tuesday mobile pantry distributes fresh produce, and the emergency food pantry distributes a range of proteins, produce, grains, and dairy products to help families and individuals maintain a healthy diet.


Next spring, we'll again be hosting the Alison Clarke Community Garden Project in coordination with Foodlink.  Calvary St. Andrew's will supply the land, the coordinator, and the labor, and Foodlink will supply the beds, plants, cooking lessons.  We are excited about entering the third year of this venture!  With the removal of the playground equipment, we will be able to significantly increase the size of the garden and get more beds into the sunlight.


Our Food Cupboard also assembles food baskets for those in need during Thanksgiving.


HOURS OF OPERATION  (Subject to volunteers' availability)


Monday:  9 am - 12 am:  Emergency Food Cupboard


Wednesday:  9 am - 12 am:  Emergency Food Cupboard


Friday:  9 am - 12 am:  Emergency Food Cupboard






1.    Participants receiving government donated surplus food must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.


2.    Doors open at 8am…clients are served using a lottery model whereby names are drawn from a jar.  Everyone will be served.




1.    Participants receiving government donated surplus food must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.


2.    Participants must provide a Photo I.D. and proof of address, OR have a referral from a community agency or church


3.   Participants are able to come for the Emergency Food Program one time in a 1-month period.




68 Ashland St, Corner of Averill (Between South Ave and Mt. Hope Ave.)

The produce from Foodlink comes on Tuesday mornings.  As many as 100 families are served each week by the Mobile Pantry.  During the building renovation, the pantry was moved outdoors.

Butch Horton helps to unload a pallet of yogurt that came from Foodlink.

Volunteer, John McCory, taking inventory for the weekly shelf stocking.

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Our Location

Contact Us

Calvary St Andrews Presbyterian Parish


68 Ashland St (corner of Averill, 1 block east of Mt. Hope)

Rochester, NY 14620

Phone: 585 325-4950

Email us:  calvarystandrews@gmail.com