A Meal & More
Soup Kitchen

Our Mission is to provide hunger relief

  • A Meal and More is a soup kitchen that serves free, hot, nutritious midday meals to people in need every Wednesday and Sunday.
  • It is located in the historic Christ Church at 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • A Meal and More began in 1979 and serves approximately 100 guests at each meal.
  • When needed A Meal and More staff and volunteers will refer guests to other agencies for emergency shelter, public assistance or job opportunities.
  • All who are in need of a meal are welcomed without regard to race, gender, age, religion or income.


  • A Meal and More, Inc. is a non-profit, IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Financial support comes from donations by area churches; private and governmental grants; and donations from local businesses, and individuals.
  • Foodlink provides the majority of food needed to prepare the meals.
  • Local businesses that support A Meal and More by donating food include:
  • G & S Orchards of Walworth, NY
  • Wegmans
  • Dunkin Donuts



You can help feed people in need through financial contributions and donations of food. To make a tax deductible financial contribution to A Meal and More choose one of the following three options:

#1) Via PayPal. You can either, log into your Paypal account, OR... simply enter your credit card info by clicking "Pay with Debit or Credit Card." (No PayPal account needed)

#2) With a check. Please make your check payable to A Meal & More, Inc, and mail it to 25 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607

#3) Via United Way. You can contribute through your workplace's United Way drive by selecting A Meal and More for your donor-designated contribution using the number 1483.

Interested in donating food? These items are always needed

  • Fruit Juices (Apple, Cranberry, Grape)
  • Coffee
  • Beef & Chicken Broth
  • Pasta (short noodle pastas, i.e. Penne, Rigatoni, etc.)
  • Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard, Salad Dressings, Relish
  • Individually wrapped Desserts

Large or industrial sizes are preferred, but all donations will be gratefully accepted. Items can be dropped-off at the Christ Church kitchen on Wednesdays and Sundays from 9am—1pm.

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About Us

A Meal and More's volunteer Board of Directors oversees general operations, staffing, volunteer coordination, publicity, fund raising, grant writing and financial management.


Allen Callerame, Chef
Steve Lewis, Kitchen Assistant
William Drayton, Greeter & Doorman
Lucie Alonzo, Deacon

Board of Directors:

Lois Jones, President
Joyce Porrey, Secretary
Angelica Stevens, Treasurer
Janet Morse, Receiving Treasurer
Susan Forsyth
Kristy Liddell
Sue Lennon
John Kaemmerlen
Padric Collins-Boher


Volunteers play an essential role at A Meal and More!

  • Volunteers set the tables, assist with meal preparation, serve food, and help with cleanup.
  • The Wednesday volunteer shift runs from 10am-1:30pm.
  • The Sunday volunteer shift runs from 11am-3pm.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must attend an orientation meeting.

Interested in helping people in need? Click the Volunteer Button below to complete and submit the Volunteer Application.



Once you submit your Volunteer Application, you will be scheduled for the required orientation meeting. The orientation meeting will include a program overview, facilities tour, staff introduction, basic food safety training, and required civil rights training.

Questions? Send them to Volunteer@AMealandMore.org

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
A Meal & More
25 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607

Tel: (585) 454-3878
(585) 730-5646