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.).

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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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How You Can Help

Donate Money

Donating money is the most direct method of supporting the Rohde Center. When you donate to the Rohde Center, your gift makes a big impact - every dollar you donate can provide up to nine dollars worth of food to families struggling with hunger. As southern Jefferson County’s major hunger-relief charity, our food pantry donors helped supply food for over 91,000 meals in 2012, and 2013 looks to be even more challenging for families and children.

You may donate by check, money order or through PayPal.

Rohde Center
2 East Church Street
Adams, New York 13605

Donate Food

We suggest the following preferred items:
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Unsweetened cereal and oatmeal
  • Boxed meals/macaroni & cheese
  • Pasta, rice and grains
  • Peanut butter
  • Soups and stews
  • Dried beans, and legumes
  • Canned beans and legumes
  • 100% fruit juices
Donate Essential Non-food Items
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet tissue
  • Pine cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing liquid
Donate Infant and Toddler Items
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Baby food
  • Baby powder and diaper rash cream

Donate Time - Be A Volunteer

The Rohde Center always welcomes new volunteers for the Food Pantry, Fresh Food and other services we provide. Volunteers work on a regular or intermittent basis depending on their schedules.

We need anyone with a smile on their face looking to make a difference. No prior experience is necessary; basic training will be provided. The only thing we ask is for a friendly demeanor and a helpful attitude.

Contact us for more information or fill out the attached form and email or bring it to the Rohde Center.