Brighton Food Cupboard

JFS Brighton Food Cupboard LogoThe Brighton Food Cupboard (BFC) 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. Clients shop for food over the phone  and food is delivered to them 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, individuals call BFC at (585) 271-5355 to speak with the case manager. A brief assessment is completed over the phone. The client then has the option to shop over the phone with a community volunteer for requested food or they can opt to receive a prepacked box of groceries. The groceries are delivered to the client’s home by a volunteer. The case manager also offers clients information and advocacy to help resolve any additional social service needs.

In addition to the box of groceries, we include a bag of hydroponic lettuce that is freshly grown at BFC. We also have a sister program, Brighton Your Wardrobe, where you can request clothes that will be included in the delivery.

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 noon. 

Location

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

Contact

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

Affordable Housing

We deliver holistic programming and resource linkage to residents at a local, affordable housing complex, The Rochester Highlands. Programming including case and resource management, nursing services, educational workshops, exercise instruction and child programming are available for utilization by residents.

Brighton Food Cupboard

The Brighton Food Cupboard (BFC) 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.

Brighton Your Wardrobe

Brighton Your Wardrobe (BYW) offers free clothing to the children, individuals, and families living in or attending the Brighton School District who are in need.

Financial Assistance

If you are facing an inability to cover your basic needs, Jewish Family Services (JFS) can help. JFS is here to advocate for those most vulnerable in our community.

Groceries-to-Go

In an effort to connect volunteers who can bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics, Jewish Family Services (JFS) has implemented a Groceries-to-Go program. Groceries-to-Go aims to connect volunteer shoppers with individuals who can afford their groceries but are currently unable to get to the store themselves.

Pencils and Paper

The Pencils & Paper program serves the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Rochester area by providing free school supplies to teachers in high poverty schools. Teachers can shop twice a year and receive an estimated $800 worth of school supplies at each shopping trip.

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