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Brighton Food Cupboard

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The Brighton Food Cupboard, a program of Jewish Family Services, is committed to the prevention and reduction of hunger and food insecurity for people in four zip codes (14607, 14610,  14618, 14620) spanning Brighton, Henrietta, and the City of Rochester.  Each client interacts with our social worker and receives care management services. Weekly food deliveries are made directly to individuals and families, thereby ensuring dignity and anonymity of our clients and reducing the obstacles associated with transportation and access

How does the Brighton Food Cupboard work?

To become a client, call BFC at (585) 271-5355 to speak with the care manager. A brief assessment is completed over the phone after which you’ll be scheduled to receive a prepacked box of groceries once per month. In addition to the box of groceries, we often include hygiene and household necessities. The Brighton Food Cupboard can accomodate the needs of our Kosher, vegetarian, and gluten free communities so please let us know if you have specific dietary needs. Deliveries are made directly to our clients’ homes on Wednesdays. JFS care managers also offer information and advocacy to help resolve any additional social service needs.

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon. 

Location

Brighton Food Cupboard
220 Idlewood Road Door #16
Rochester, NY 14618 (Map)

Download list of Drop-Off Locations.

Contact

For information about becoming a client or to coordinate food donations, please call (585) 271-5355 or email dvatch@jfsrochester.org.

Donate

Brighton Food Cupboard is in need of food and non-food item donations year round. Donated items should be standard packaging, not bulk or large containers. Download list of needed items.

Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the Brighton Food Cupboard success. There are many volunteer opportunities available! You could drive, stock and sort donations, maintain inventory, shop for our clients, or provide administrative support.
Apply to be a volunteer

BASIC NEEDS

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Brighton Food Cupboard

The Brighton Food Cupboard, a program of Jewish Family Services, is committed to the prevention and reduction of hunger and food insecurity for individuals and families living in Brighton and surrounding communities. Each client interacts with our social worker and receives case management services.

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