Welcome to

The People’s Pantry

Rochester, New York

Previously The South Wedge Food Program

If you need food and are unable to leave your house due to the current public health emergency, please let us know.

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ROC the Day with The People’s Pantry!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021: 12 AM – 11:59 PM Roc the Day is a virtual fundraiser by the United Way of Rochester, and almost every non-profit organization in town has signed up. Our Roc the Day w…

Goodbye South Wedge, Hello People’s Pantry

The last year-and-a-half has been a pivotal time in the history of South Wedge Food Pantry. The Covid-19 pandemic, and our decision to keep serving our clients, changed us for the better. We transform…

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General food items

Canned meat and fish, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, instant potatoes (1 lb box). Canned beans (kidney, black, pinto, baked, etc.). Cereal, soup (condensed and ready to serve), rice (2 lb bags or smaller), flour and sugar (5 lb. bags or less ), spaghetti sauce, canned tomato products, pasta, raisins and other dried fruit, condiments and seasonings  (ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonnaise, salad dressings, oil pepper, salt seasonings). Baking and snack items (cake / brownie mix, cookie mix, frosting, crackers, cookies, chips etc.), pancake mix, shelf-stable milk / soy, cashew, or almond milk quarts. Apple sauce, sugar-free items, and easy to prepare meal items (like mac and cheese, etc.).

Personal items

Deodorant, individually wrapped bar soap, pump bottles of liquid hand soap, small bottles of dish soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste (preferably 3 oz. or smaller), shampoo and conditioner, razors, Band-Aids, sanitary napkins, tampons, individually wrapped rolls of toilet paper.

Baby items

Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, other small baby items.


Canned and dry dog and cat food.  Dog and cat treats.

Seasonal needs for holiday baskets (Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Canned yams or sweet potatoes, boxed stuffing, gravy, cake and brownie mixes, frosting, juice, Jell-O, butter, frozen pies, cranberry sauce (whole or jelled). Canned fruit, canned corn, canned Green beans. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cereal, pancake mix, syrup, milk.