We Need Your Help

To meet the most basic needs of the young people in our housing programs, The Center for Youth Food Cupboard (The Nook) ensures young people have access to non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and household supplies.

Please consider donating the following items to the Nook:

Shelf-Stable Items:

  • Canned Fruits (any variety)
  • Boxed Cereals (teen friendly)
  • Chunky Soups
  • Canned Corn
  • Vienna Sausages (young people love them!)
  • Canned Tuna

Treats for Young People:

  • Granola Bars
  • Clif Protein Bars
  • Fruit Bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • Small Bags of Chips
  • Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Easy Mac Cups (Kraft Macaroni & Cheese)

Pantry Essentials:

  • Jars of Red Sauce
  • Boxes of Pasta (spaghetti, rigatoni, penne, ect.)
  • Boxes of Flavored Rice
  • Pasta Roni
  • Ramen Noodles

Perishable Items:

  • 1/2 Gallons of Milk
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Bananas
  • Apples

Cleaning Supplies:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dishsoap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Household Cleaners

Gift Cards:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Price Rite
  • Aldi

Drop Off Your Donations

Drop off location

  • 905 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 (use rear parking lot & entrance)
  • Open Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
  • info@centerforyouth.net
  • 585-473-2464

Let us know you’re coming!

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