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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Brighton Food Cupboard
at JFS Rochester

2131 Elmwood Avenue, Door A (Temple B'rith Kodesh)
Rochester , NY 14618
Phone: 585-736-4526
Contact: Shannon Magna

The Brighton Food Cupboard at JFS is committed to the prevention and reduction of food insecurity for people in four zip codes spanning Brighton, Henrietta and the East side of the City of Rochester. The program provides weekly food deliveries, including Kosher, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, directly to individuals and families. Each client interacts with a JFS social worker to receive care management services. Food deliveries are made directly to individuals and families, ensuring dignity of those served  and reducing transportation and access obstacles to getting the food they need. Specifically for students, BFC supplies snacks to Brighton schools for kids whose families cannot provide them. The Brighton Food Cupboard at JFS also offers additional resources and support to help individuals and families connect with other JFS and community-based resources that can help address their other basic needs. 

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am to 12 noon

For information about becoming a client, please call 585-271-5355.
To donate food or organize a food drive, please call (585) 736-4526 or email to
To volunteer at The Brighton Food Cupboard, please call (585) 317-6759 or email

Wish List:
To donate food or to organize a food drive, please email to
  • food donations: beans (pinto, navy, black); cereal; canned or boxed fruit; healthy snacks; caned or boxed juice; pasta and pasta sauce; peanut butter, rice; soups; canned or boxed tomatoes; tuna; canned or boxed vegetables
  • baby items: formula, diapers, baby food, wipes
  • paper products: facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels
  • household items: laundry and dish detergent, sponges
  • personal care items: soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene

Volunteers Needed:
To volunteer at the Brighton Food Cupboard, please contact Shannon Megna at

Information reviewed by agency 4/9/24. (Description and wish list updated.)