Joseph's Place was formed in March of 2015 as we took the first step towards responding to the needs of our neighborhood. We see ourselves as a supplement to the Maplewood Edgerton Emergency Kupboard (MEEK) which the Cathedral has been supporting for over 40 years. We provide food and fellowship for an average of 180 families each month and have served nearly 1,200 different families since we opened. We hope that everyone who enters recognizes that they are not just a number, but a member of our extended community. We seek to treat people with the dignity that Jesus did when He reached out to those on the margins of society.
We are a member agency of Foodlink and abide by the USDA food pantry guidelines. The only requirements to receive food are that you live in our service area and bring ID. We serve the Maplewood and Edgerton neighborhoods, generally consisting of the following boundaries:
-Eastern Boarder: Genesee River
-Southern Boarder: Lyell Ave.
-Western Boarder: Mount Read Blvd.
-Northern Boarder: 14615 ZIP code
If you are uncertain, please feel free to contact us ahead of time to inquire about your eligibility.
2nd Wednesday of the Month from 5-7pm
3rd Wednesday of the Month from 1-3pm
4th Wednesday of the Month from 1-3pm
Due to space constraints we do not open our doors before the designated times. If there is unfavorable weather, please wait until we are open to arrive.
287 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615
We share and entrance with St. Anne's Home & Heart.
A special "Thanks" to our partners at Foodlink, Driving Park Price Rite, and Lake Avenue Aldi's whose dedication to the work we are doing is helping us grow to fill the needs of our neighborhood.
Joseph's Place tries to care for the whole person and hopes that someday we will no longer be needed because there will be no food insecure households. In order for this goal to be achieved we have to look at the root causes of this issue. This has led to the creation of Joseph's Attic and our newest program Job Link.
Job Link is our newest ministry. Our goal is to journey with those who are in the process of searching for a job and linking them to the necessary resources and skills that are presenting as hurdles to meaningful, living-wage employment. To learn more about it, CLICK HERE.