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Welcome to the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf!

We are a supplemental food relief organization

serving the 14526 and 14625 zip codes,

in addition to families of children in the Penfield School District.

Our mission is to alleviate food insecurity in the Penfield Community

by providing nutritious food to those

in need in a compassionate, respectful

and non-judgmental manner.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Adopting a shelf is a commitment 3 or 4 times a year providing about  20 non-perishable food items is an easy yet impactful way to help those in need. By consistently donating, you can make a difference in the lives of families who are struggling to put food the table.

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Need Help?

To access food, please contact the Food Shelf
585-435-8406 and leave a message. A volunteer will get back to you. The Food Shelf is open on Wednes and distributes fresh produce, eggs, and baked goods weekly. Non-perish food is also distributed once every two months by appointment

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Financial Donation

Our ability to provide food and expand our operations to meet the growing demand relies heavily on your donations.

We have experienced a 50% increase in the number of families using our service and a 60% increase in the amount of food we are purchasing and distributing. In response to the rising need in Penfield  we have restructured our operations and continue to reimagine the use of our space.

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Donate Cans and Bottles

Drop off your bottles and cans
at Penfield Bottle and Can return
located at 1694 Penfield Rd. (Next to Steve's Diner and Michael Valley Grill).

The proceeds from your returns will then
be donated to the
Penfield Ecumenical
Food Shelf.

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Adopt A Shelf

Our 'Adopt a Shelf" program

is a wonderful way to help

keep our shelves filled

in an ongoing manner.

Individuals, families, clubs, churches and civic organizations are often involved in supplying specific items.
For information about this contact us.

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Donate Food and Supplies

Donation sites:

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf

1618 Jackson Rd, Penfield

*  24/7 drop off in the drop box located in back of the building

* By appointment - contact

or 585-435-8406

Penfield Community Center

1985 Baird Road, Penfield 

Donating Money

United Way Donor 

United Way Number 3331.

Amazon Wish List

We have created an Amazon Wish List that serves as another opportunity for people to donate to the food shelf without leaving their house. The list will be updated with items that we will need for the future for our clients.

Get Involved

PEFS is governed by an all-volunteer board and run solely

by volunteer staff.


Volunteer Your Time

For information about

volunteer opportunities

please email us at:


Contact Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf

Get in touch with Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

1618 Jackson Rd
Penfield, NY 14526

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