December 5, 2012

Foodbanks/Soup Kitchens

Rochester meal programs around the city. Some of these resources offer additional services.


2-1-1/LIFE LINE has a comprehensive database that is searchable by the county and zip code each food pantry services. Please click on the link below to use their search engine and for more information on each individual resource.


Open Door Mission

The Community Meal Program at the Open Door Mission feeds the homeless as well as low-income men, women and children of the Rochester community. This meal which is served nightly at 6:45pm is free of charge to visitors and clients. Doors open at 1:00 pm M-F followed by a coffee hour (coffee hour on Thursdays and Sundays at 4:30 – 5:30 pm) The doors open are 4:00 m on Saturday and Sunday.

Address:  210 West Main Street, Rochester, New York 14608
Phone:  (585) 454-6696

Baden Street Settlement

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 crisis. 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.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Address: 152 Baden Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 325-4910 ext. 131

Program Director Email:

St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen

St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen has served the West Side Community of the City of Rochester, NY for over 29 years.  Father Richard Czierwin, SS.CC, a member of The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, started the program in 1982.

Address: 681 Brown St, Rochester, NY 14611
Phone:  (585)235-6511


Foodlink is a non-profit food bank that rescues and redistributes over 19 million pounds of food annually to area agencies. It distributes food and goods donated by manufacturers and retailers to approximately 500 human service agencies in a 10-county area and offers more than 30 food-related programs. Foodlink also prepares thousands of meals daily in its Community Kitchen. Its innovative approach directly addresses diet-related health disparities related to food insecurity.

Address: Foodlink Headquarters. 1999 Mt. Read Blvd. Rochester, NY 14615

Phone: (585) 328-3380 
Fax:  (585) 328-9951

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