A Meal & More
Soup Kitchen

Our Mission is to provide hunger relief

We have in-room dining with limited seating (distancing). 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 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays, and 1:15 to 2:30 pm on Sundays.
  • Location: Christ Church Rochester, 141 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • A Meal and More began in 1979. We typically serve 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.
  • Foundations and businesses that support A Meal and More include the Alstom Signaling Foundation, Ashley Family Foundation, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, Glover Crask Charitable Trust, Howe and Rusling, Masonic Service Bureau, and the Waldron Rise Foundation.
  • Foodlink provides much of the food needed to prepare meals.
  • Local businesses that support A Meal and More by providing or donating food include: Price Rite, Wegmans (bread and desserts every week), and Stuart's Spices



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
  • Deli meat such as turkey, ham, bologna
  • Juice boxes, water bottles, or other individual drink containers for bagged lunches
  • Fruit juices (Bottles of apple, orange, cranberry-apple)
  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard - both bottles/jars and individual packets
  • Salad dressings and fresh produce - lettuce, celery, carrot stix, cucumber, tomatoes, clementines, grapes, bananas
  • Beef and chicken broth, chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup
  • Frozen or canned vegetables such as green beans, corn, peas, mixed vegetables
  • Canned fruit - applesauce, mixed fruit, peaches
  • Pasta sauce, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes
  • Spaghetti noodles, and pasta (short noodle pasta, e.g. penne, elbows, rigatoni)
  • Nutritious snacks for bagged lunches (granola bars, nuts, protein bars, fruit cups, raisins)
  • Paper napkins, sandwich bags, and to-go containers (3 compartment, 9" x 9" or 8" x 8")
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Sandwich bread, and other breads (in a package, sliced is preferred)
  • Desserts - our guests really like pies! And we serve cookies at every meal in to-go and bag lunches.
  • Coffee grounds and hot chocolate (containers, not packets)

Large or commercial 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 10 am to 1 pm.

Soup Kitchen Spices

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
Jonathan Rivera, Door Greeter/Security
Robert Spall, Dishwasher
Steve Iaia, Church Sexton

Board of Directors:

Lois Jones, President
Angelica Stevens, Treasurer
Carolyn Mok, Secretary
Janet Morse, Receiving Treasurer
Andrea Stridiron
Chris Nuccitelli
Rev. Lance Robbins


Joyce Smith, Assistant to the Board
Debra Butler, Operations Support
Pete Rothfuss, Kitchen Operations Support


The Wednesday volunteer shift runs from 10 am to 1:00 pm. The Sunday volunteer shift runs from 11:45 am to 2:30 pm. The goal is to have 6 volunteers at each meal.

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


A thank you to Mary Ellen West and her family for providing 35 bag lunches on a May Sunday. They also did this a few times last year. We sincerely appreciate this most generous gift!

In 2022, we served 10,405 meals. That is one of our highest years ever in terms of meals served and was 465 more than 2021.

As of May 31, the number of meals served year to date in 2023 is more than 900 more than in 2022 at the same time.

Recently we have received some generous equipment gifts. Mrs. H.P. Clark gave us a meat slicer. Mary Ann Hrankowski donated a Cuisinart and a food processor. Pete Rothfuss provided a microwave.

Contact Us

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

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