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Roc the Day

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th

#GivingTuesday #ROCtheDay Every year, we partner with other United Way agencies in Roc the Day. Won’t you visit our ROC the Day web page on November 28th and support the Pantry? Thank you!

Help us buy a new Cooler

We Need You!

This month, we are preparing to offer more food choice options to our clients. We have most of the funds we need to buy two new units, but we’re about $475 short! Can you help?

Our Fundraising Appeal for the Summer of 2023

To our dear supporters, As one of the largest food pantries in the Rochester area, The People’s Pantry mission is to provide access to nutritious food for our community members in need without creating any barriers. As many of you may know, reductions in Covid emergency funding has led to a dramatic decline in funding for food assistance, coupled with the City’s poverty rate of almost 33%, our community faces a real challenge to feed its own people. Our team at The People’s Pantry of dedicated staff and volunteers has stepped up to get food to people in need, providing food and household necessities to… Read More »Our Fundraising Appeal for the Summer of 2023

Mike Durfee

Announcing Mike Durfee

Mike Durfee, our new Executive Director, started with us on Monday, May 1.  We asked Mike to provide a short bio to use for an announcement.  Here’s what he had to say: Michael Durfee was born and raised in Webster, NY, and spent much of his childhood outdoors hiking, dirt biking, and gardening with his family. While studying History and Economics at SUNY Cortland, Michael studied abroad in Perugia, Italy, and interned with a carbon neutral vineyard, exposing him to innovative agriculture practices. Michael has a wealth of experience in community work, having worked in various roles including for a law firm, the U.S. House… Read More »Announcing Mike Durfee

We're Reopening

Food Pickup Available Again

Dear Rochester Community, Thank you for your patience and understanding while our food service was temporarily suspended. We’re now available for food pickup on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 12 pm.  Your household can get emergency food from us once every 4 weeks.  When you arrive, please bring a photo ID with you. Please note: our food deliveries are still suspended while we focus on our food pickup service for the next several weeks. Then, we will look at what deliveries we can do. For a list of other food pantries in your area, please contact 211 or for a list of… Read More »Food Pickup Available Again

Volunteer meeting

Volunteer With Us!

There are many ways you can help feed hungry people. Won’t you consider joining us? […]