Hot Lunch Program

Cameron serves a free hot meal to the public five days a week, Monday-Friday from 12 – 1:30pm. In 2020, our Hot Lunch program served nearly 27,000 meals to the community. The meals are filling and nutritious, with fresh fruit, vegetables and dessert items.

In addition to daily meals, we provide our guests with access to other services such as free books, free bread and emergency food, social workers, Food Stamp information, and other community services. People receiving public assistance have the opportunity to work with us, gaining work skills and positive references for job applications through the WEP Program at RochesterWorks.

Meals from the Heart

Groups who volunteer for Meals from the Heart prepare meals in Cameron’s Kitchen and serve lunch to-go! Groups can also choose to donate a sandwich meal kit (bread, deli meat, condiments, cheese, healthy snacks) to drop off any weekday. 

Meals from the Heart offer a means for church and community groups to assist in combating hunger in the Rochester area, as well as continue in their own missions through our agency. To sign up please contact Izzy Kimber – Volunteer Program Manager at Izzy.Kimber@cameronministries.org or call (585) 254-2697 ext. 104

Take Action

Prepare a meal or donate supplies!

Curbside Market

Foodlink’s Curbside Market WIC Mobile pilot program will begin on Saturday, May 15th and run every Saturday in our Teen Center parking lot from 9:00-11:00am! This will be the only site on this side of Rochester where the mobile market will have the capability to accept WIC. The Curbside Market has fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and select grocery items.
 
Forms of payment accepted:
  • Cash
  • Debit/Credit
  • SNAP
  • Double-up Food Bucks
  • Fresh Connect coupons
  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons
  • WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons
  • Fresh Accounts (those enrolled in the special Excellus program)

For more information, contact Edgar Santa Cruz at 585-254-
2697 x106, Edgar.SantaCruz@cameronministries.org

Emergency Food Pantry

The Cameron Food Pantry is a vital support to our community. Last year (2020) we served 575 families in our Emergency Food Pantry.
Families are able to come in and receive food to last them for a few days until they could make ends meet. We use a model called Client Choice, which allows neighbors to choose which foods they want to take home for their families.

To make a food pantry appointment:
Call– (585) 254-2697 ext. 114 
Email– Mustafa.Alhabib@cameronministries.org
 
Appointments can be scheduled for:
Days– Mondays & Wednesdays 
Times– 9:00-11:30am
 
Requirements: Participants must show ID for their first appointment, and a user profile will be created using Cameron’s software system, which is kept completely confidential.
 
Where:

48 Cameron St, Rochester, NY 14606 (back Kitchen door)

*Spanish & Arabic speaking staff are available.
 

Manuel Claro-Garcia

Kitchen Coordinator

Mustafa Alhabib

Food Pantry Coordinator