Soup Kitchens

A Meal and More at christ church

Mission: To provde hunger relief
Contact: 585-454-3878,
Address: 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Program Description: Provides nutritious meals and caring friendship to people in need on Wednesdays and Sundays in Rochester
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving food at the soup kitchen

Cameron Community Ministries

Address: 48 Cameron St., Rochester, NY 14606
Contact: Jennie Papkin, 585-254-2697,
Volunteer Opportunities: Working as a clothing house volunteer, hot lunch server after school and summer program volunteer; Help is also needed with the Kids Cafe, Food pantry, Produce days, Donation drives, Food drives, Holiday programs, building/work projects and playground supervision
Additional Information: Download the volunteer registration forms here


Charles Settlement House, Inc.

Mission: To help residents access critical human services, and help each attain personal growth, leading to sustainable self-sufficiency; To assist community development for safe, secure and vibrant neighborhoods.
Contact: Christian Jefferson, 585-328-5453
Address: 431 Jay Street, Rochester, NY 14611
Volunteer Opportunities: Help us raise awareness of Charles Settlement and the issues facing the people and communities we serve, donations welcomed; Please contact the agency directly for specific opportunities
Additional Information: Volunteers must fill out individual registration forms

Corpus Christi Church-Dimitri House

Mission: To serve our neighbors in need with love and acceptance,  joining them on their journey toward self-sufficiency
Contact: 585-325-1796 or
Address: 102 North Union Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving food, washing dishes and engaging with residents; help with food pantry, help with men's shelter as greeters

Family Restoration Projects

Mission: Family Restoration Project, Inc. (FRP) outreach ministry of New Life Ministries, Inc. is a not-for-profit community organization that is committed to the restoration, reconciliation and well-being of multi-cultural families in the city of Rochester, New York
Contact: 585-328-9270
Address: 360 Wellington Ave Rochester NY 14619
Volunteer Opportunities: To provide emergency food services to identified families within the Southwest Community of Rochester NY

Freddie Thomas Foundation

Contact: 585-454-4586
Address: 147 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester NY 14604
Volunteer Opportunities: Educational fundraising for students of the Rochester Schools

Open Door Mission

Contact: Lisa Fees, 585-454-6696
Address: Caring Center at 156 Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY or Crisis Housing Center at 210 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving food at soup kitchen, PB&J factories programs

St. Joseph's House of Hospitality

Contact: 585-232-3262
Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact the agency directly for opportunities

St. Martin's Place

Contact: Sister Claire 585-325-6500
Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact the agency directly for opportunities