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.    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.)

Coming Events

  • June 16th - 7:30pm
    1969 Grammy Award Ceremony Relived.
    Starring "Watkins and the Rapiers" along with many local guest artists.
  • June 24th - 2:00
    Local author 
    Richard Reisem will talk about his latest book:
    "Buried Treasures in Mt. Hope Cemetery"
  • June 26-29: ROC SALT mission program with youth from Third Presbyterian Church.

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