Hunger hurts. It denies dignity, lessens
human energy, and impairs the
potential of people to succeed.
9:30 am to 12:45 pm
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
3:00 pm to 6:45 pm
9:30 am to 12:45 pm
9:30 am to 12:45 pm
By Credit, Debit or PayPal:
This program provides food to be prepared at home without discrimination to eligible clients. Each month we provide five days of emergency food for every member of the household over the age of two.
Qualifications to participate in this program:
1. Live in our catchment area, which includes three school districts:
- Sackets Harbor
- South Jefferson
2. Meet income guidelines or qualify for SNAP (food stamps) or HEAP.
3. Provide the names and dates-of-birth for each individual living in your household.
Fresh Foods distribution will be held on Tuesday, November 17th in the parking lot of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 17 Grove St. Adams. Distribution will begin at 3:00 PM. Please do not block the driveways on Grove Street. Please remain in your vehicle, register, and follow the signs. You may register as early as 2:00 PM.
YOU MUST BE WEARING A MASK WHEN SPEAKING
WITH ANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS.
Fresh Foods is a collaborative food program of the Rohde Center, the Food Bank of Central New York, participating central New York grocery stores, and local farmers.
The Food Bank of Central New York delivers fresh produce, dairy, and bread donated by area grocery stores and farmers on a daily basis to community organizations for immediate distribution to neighborhood residents.
The Fresh Foods program salvages food that would otherwise be discarded and offers food insecure individuals the opportunity to receive fresh, nutritious food in their neighborhood.
Fresh Foods distributions generally occur once a month at approximately 20 local partner agency sites across our eleven county service area.
To participate in the Fresh Foods program, individuals must meet eligibility guidelines and be in need of food. All food must be given away in a fair and non-discriminatory way. There is no fee or requirement to work in exchange for receiving food.
Friday, January 22nd.
Friday, February 26th
Friday, March 26th
Friday, April 23rd
Friday, May 28th
Friday, June 25th
July - TBD
August - TBD
September - TBD
October - TBD
November - TBD
December - TBD
A monthly food Co-Op for everyone. If you eat, you qualify!
Food $en$e is a monthly food buying co-op for anyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollars. The program provides a monthly selection of 12-15 staple grocery items at a discounted price, and there are no qualifications, no subscriptions, and no requirements to participate; if you eat, you qualify!
To order a Food $en$e package, or any one of our monthly specials, go to adamsfoodsense.com, select your basic unit and choose the monthly specials you wish to add. On-line, you may use PayPal, and Credit or Debit Cards. At the Rohde Center, you may use EBT or cash by calling 315 232-2621. Each basic unit costs $20.50, and there are no limits to the number of units you may buy.
Friday, February 12th
Friday, March 12th
Friday, April 16th
Friday, May 7th
Friday, June 4th
Friday, July 16th
Friday, August 13th
Friday, September 10th
Friday, October 15th
Friday, November 5th
Friday, December 3rd
THURSDAY, February 25th
THURSDAY, March 25th
THURSDAY, April 29th
THURSDAY, May 20th
THURSDAY, June 17th
THURSDAY, July 29th
THURSDAY, August 26th
THURSDAY, September 23rd
THURSDAY, October 28th
THURSDAY, November 18th
THURSDAY, December 16th
Donating money is the most direct method of supporting the Rohde Center. The Power Of A Dollar ensures that your donation makes a big impact. For every $1 you donate we can purchase over $10.50 worth of food for families struggling with hunger. As southern Jefferson County’s major hunger-relief charity, our food pantry donors helped supply food for over 109,038 meals in 2018, and 2019 has been even more challenging for families and children.
You may donate by check, money order, your Paypal account or credit cards through PayPal.
The Rohde Center
2 East Church Street
Adams, New York 13605
By Credit, Debit or PayPal:
The Rohde Center always welcomes new volunteers to the Food Pantry, Fresh Foods, Food $en$e Food Co-op and other services we provide. Volunteers can 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.
The Rohde Center Food Pantry has been providing emergency food to residents of southern Jefferson County since 1977. We are 100% reliant on grants and donations of time, money and product. Over 56% of our income comes from private individuals and organizations, with the remaining 44% as grants from The Food Bank of Central New York. Every donation is an important part of The Power of A Dollar, because, as a member program of the Food Bank of CNY, we are able to purchase over $10.50 worth of food for every $1 donated; sometimes even more.
We now face additional challenges
Our friends and neighbors now face new challenges, as food insecurity is compounded by COVID-19 issues, like loss of employment, loss of unemployment assistance, and even the threat of eviction. As southern Jefferson County's major hunger-relief charity, our food pantry is more of a crucial service than ever.
Food Purchases and Expenses:
• $82,613. in total pantry operating expense
• Administrative expenses were 2.7%
• Over 3,598 Volunteer hours were donated by friends and neighbors at the Rohde
Center Food Pantry, Fresh Foods Distribution, and FOOD $EN$E food co-op
Meals: (USDA definition of a meal is that it must contain 4 of the 5 food groups)
• Over 212,724 lbs. of food were distributed in 2019
• 112,653 balanced meals were distributed through the Rohde Center Food Pantry and
Fresh Foods Program, including 602 Christmas Meals and 1,059 meals for school children
through our Summer Lunch Bag Program
We are run by an all-volunteer board of directors, one part-time, paid Food Pantry Manager, and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers.
We are open 4 days a week, including Tuesdays until 7 PM, to allow working families an opportunity to access the pantry on the way home from work. Phone numbers are posted for emergency assistance when we're not open.
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.