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
Food is distributed the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To obtain an appointment, call (585) 505-7800 during the following times.
Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 am
Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00 am
Appointments/Calls will be taken ONLY during the above days and times. No messages can be left at this number - so please continue to call during these time frames until you speak to a Resource Minister and your appointment is set up.
287 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615
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.