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      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

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      2 East Church Street
      Adams, New York 13605


      (315) 232-2621


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      The Rohde Center is open our regular schedule of Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM and Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Call 315 232-2621 for additional information.

      • Next Fresh Foods is Friday, July 23rd @ 3:00 PM

      • You can order Food $en$e at adamsfoodsense.com, or see the Food $en$e section below for upcoming dates.

      • Next Rohde Center Board ZOOM meeting is scheduled for July 14th at 6:00PM

      We Operate Three Food Programs:

      Emergency Food Pantry

      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:
      - Belleville-Henderson
      - 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.

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      Fresh Foods distribution will be held on Friday, July 23rd in the parking lot of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 17 Grove St. Adams. Distribution will begin at approximately 2:00 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 1:00 PM.



      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.

      2020 Fresh Foods Distribution Schedule

      July - 23rd
      August - 27th
      September - 24th
      October - 22nd
      November - 19th
      December - 17th

      Adams Food $en$e is OPEN!

      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.

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      Friday, July 16th
      Friday, August 13th
      Friday, September 10th
      Friday, October 15th
      Friday, November 5th
      Friday, December 3rd


      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 Centerl especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 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 97,134 meals in 2020, and 2021 has been even more challenging for families and children.

      You may donate by check, money order, your Paypal account or credit cards through PayPal.

      Donate Money

      By Mail:

      The Rohde Center
      2 East Church Street
      Adams, New York 13605

      315 232-2621

      By Credit, Debit or PayPal:


      2019 Rohde Center Annual Report

      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:
      • $99,777. in total pantry operating expense
      • Administrative expenses were 2.5%
      • Over 2,752 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 199,851 lbs. of food were distributed in 2020
      • 97,305 balanced meals were distributed through the Rohde Center Food Pantry and
      Fresh Foods Program, including 2,775 Christmas Meals and 825 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.

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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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