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Our Mission

Our mission at The People’s Pantry is to provide groceries to individuals and families to help mitigate the effects of food insecurity with dignity and without bias or discrimination. It is our goal to alleviate hunger and promote healthy nutrition among people in need within the Rochester community. We strive to provide access to healthy food, offer supportive services, and create a compassionate environment where every person is treated with dignity and respect.


A Few Food FAQs


How to contact us


When are we open?

  • We are open for food pick-up at 555 Avenue D in Rochester, NY. At present, we do not deliver food.

  • We are now open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 12 pm.


Nondiscrimination Notice

We are an equal opportunity provider:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Esta institución ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. (Spanish)


What do we have to offer?

We can offer a variety of items thanks to the generous donations we receive from individuals and organizations both within our community and beyond. In addition to food, we typically have baby diapers, feminine products, and dog or cat food available. While personal hygiene items may be limited in quantity, we strive to assist wherever possible. We are deeply grateful for the ongoing support we receive.


Donating with our Amazon Wish List

Click this link to open our Amazon Wish List. 

It’s a quick and convenient way to donate food and other items to us. The list is kept up to date with what we need, and your purchase is automatically delivered to our pickup location.
Thank you!

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Donations we always need

  • General food items

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned beans

  • Pasta

  • Rice


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.

Pet foods

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


Where We Are On The Map

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