A Meal & More
Soup Kitchen

Our Mission is to provide hunger relief

As of June we returned to in-room dining with limited seating and Covid-19 precautions still in place (masks, distancing, etc.). We are also serving takeout to those uncomfortable with in-room dining.

  • A Meal and More is a soup kitchen that serves free, hot, nutritious midday meals to people in need every Wednesday and Sunday. Our serving times are 11:30 to 1pm on Wednesdays, and 1pm to 2:30 on Sundays.
  • Location: Christ Church Rochester, 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • A Meal and More began in 1979. We typically serves 60 to 90 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 is obtained from area churches, private and governmental grants, local businesses, and individuals.
  • Foodlink provides much of the food needed to prepare meals.
  • Local businesses that support A Meal and More by donating food include: G & S Orchards of Walworth, NY, Price Rite, and Wegmans



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) 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) 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

  • In addition to food, we provide personal hygeine items such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, and shampoo (small-ish sizes preferred)
  • Deli meat such as turkey, ham, bologna; also tuna fish
  • Juice boxes or other individual drink containers for bagged lunches
  • Fruit Juices (Bottles of apple, orange, cranberry-apple)
  • Coffee, and tea bags NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME
  • Beef and chicken broth, chicken noodle soup
  • Frozen or canned vegetables such as green beans, corn, peas, mixed vegetables NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME
  • Pasta (short noodle pastas, i.e. penne, rigatoni, etc.) NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME
  • Pasta sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes
  • Spaghetti noodles NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME
  • Packets of ketchup, mayo, mustard
  • Peanut butter and jelly NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME
  • Salad dressings, fresh produce (celery, carrot stix, cucumber, tomato)
  • Individually wrapped desserts; and snacks for bagged lunches (Hostess, granola bars, bags of chips)
  • Breads (in a package, can be sliced or not sliced), including sandwich bread
  • Plastic cups (9 or 10 oz)
  • Napkins
  • Plastic silverware, especially forks NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME

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

We employ a staff that is responsible for cooking the meals, washing dishes, ensuring security and a welcoming presence at the door, and overseeing the work of the volunteers that help serve each meal. A Meal and More's volunteer Board of Directors oversees general operations, staffing, volunteer coordination, publicity, fund raising, grant writing, and financial management.


Cordero Rivera, Chef/Kitchen Manager
Rhonda Burgos, Cook/Kitchen Helper
William Drayton, Door Greeter/Security
Pat Knapp, Church Administrator
Steve Iaia, Church Sexton

Board of Directors:

Lois Jones, Vice President
Angelica Stevens, Treasurer
Janet Morse, Receiving Treasurer
John Kaemmerlen, Secretary
Rev. Sue Forsyth
Rev. Padraic Collins-Bohrer


Linda Baroody, Assistant to the Board


The Wednesday volunteer shift runs from 10 am to 1:00 pm. The Sunday volunteer shift runs from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Volunteers play an essential role!
Setting tables, assisting with meal preparation, serving food, and helping with cleanup.

Volunteers 16-17 years old are welcome with an adult and a signed permission slip.


Questions? Send them to Volunteer@AMealandMore.org

Soup Kitchen Spices


Our chef, Cordero, is now broadcasting mid-day during the week on FM station 97.1, WEPL which is a station owned by the Ibero American Action League as a service to the Rochester Latino community.

Contact Us

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

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