fighting to end hunger

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20 Ways of Giving


Coordinate a tried and true fundraiser like a bake sale, rummage sale, car wash, book reading, bowl-a-thon, seasonal activity or concert and donate the proceeds. Find out what people want and provide it for them, like selling lemonade in the summer and hot chocolate in the winter.


Refrain from your favorite indulgence, daily specialty coffee, e.g., for a week and donate the amount you saved.


“Brown-bag it” with your co-workers and donate whatever your take-out lunches would have cost.


Host a potluck dinner and charge a small rate to participate and eat.


Consider a corporate match to any fundraising effort coordinated by employees.


Offer a discount on a service you provide (barbers and hair stylists, tax service, snowplowing, oil change, carwash, etc.) for a donation to the Rohde Center.


Award Casual Dress Days to employees participating in your company’s donation drive. Think jeans, Bills or Giants gear or something silly, like Hawaiian shirts.


Collect spare change by placing a container in your cafeteria or front office to collect coins and bills as people go by.


Distribute paper or plastic bags to employees/co-workers on Monday for them to take home, fill and return by Friday.


Collect spare change by placing a container in your cafeteria or front office to collect coins and bills as people go by.


Encourage healthy competition between classrooms, departments, divisions, floors, etc. to raise the most food or funds. Have fun and be creative! Reward the winning team with a nice lunch or the chance to hurl water balloons at their boss.


Hold a raffle or auction. Solicit donations from your employer, local companies and co-workers and donate the proceeds to the Rohde Center.


Donate the cost of your usual holiday cards and send a simple postcard instead, wishing everyone on your list well and letting them know of your donation.


Coordinate a food and/or cash drive in your neighborhood or subdivision.


Collect personal care products for those who live without these basic products.


Collect baby food, formula, diapers and baby care products for those who can't afford them.


Collect gift cards for grocery stores. Make a goal to collect as many cards as possible from every one of your friend/family/work circles. The cards are used to provide special needs items.


Make the Food Pantry a beneficiary in your will.


Turn any special gathering into a food drive by asking guests to bring non-perishable food items.


Donate 10% of the winnings from your weekly card game (Poker, Bunko, Sheepshead, etc.).

Important Links

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Food bank
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Hunger hurts. It denies dignity, lessens human energy and impairs the potential of people to succeed. The Rohde Center advocates for increasing the awareness of hunger in the community and promotes collaborative action to provide food to those in need.
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Thank you to all our individual donors throughout the community, and:

Adams Center Baptist Church

Adams Center Grange

Adams United Methodist Church

Adams Village Baptist Church

American Baptist Women

Bernier & Carr


Community General Hospital - Syracuse

CROP Walk - Church World Service

Ellisburg United Methodist

Emanuel Episcopal Church

Etude Club

Henderson Fireman's Association

Henderson United Methodist Church


King's Quarry

Lorraine United Methodist Church

Queen of Heaven Church

Red Knights Motorcycle Club

Saint Cecilia's Church

Salvation Army - Red Kettle Campaign

SJCS Class of '82

Stewart's Foundation Holiday Match

Thomas Excavation

Town of Adams

Town of Ellisburg

Town of Henderson

Town of Hounsfield

Town of Lorraine

Town of Rodman

Town of Watertown

Town of Worth

Union Free Church

Watertown Savings Bank - Adams

Zion Episcopal Church