Cameron serves a free hot meal to the public six days a week, Monday-Friday from 12 – 1:30pm. In 2019, our Hot Lunch program served nearly 21,000 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.
Groups who volunteer to host a Sunday Celebration meal design the menu, purchase and prepare the food (either at Cameron or using their own facilities). The meals can be dropped off Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday. Groups have the option to run our Coffee Cart from 11:30-1:30pm if the meal is dropped off on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Sunday Celebrations 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 Mandy Cannon – Volunteer Coordinator at Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 254-2697 ext. 104
Prepare a meal, help run our coffee cart, or donate supplies!
Foodlink’s Kids Cafe program was started with one goal in mind: To provide free meals and snacks to kids, and to do this at safe community locations in an effort to stomp out childhood hunger.
Poor nutrition has been linked to a number of social, behavioral, and educational problems in kids. Low energy levels, shortened attention spans, early onset of Type 2 diabetes, and childhood obesity are just some of the side effects in kids not receiving a proper diet.
Emergency Food Pantry
The Cameron Food Pantry is a vital support to our community. Last year (2019) we served 942 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.