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The Loop Ministries Food Pantry supplies needed food to those living around the Inner Loop of Rochester. It is open 10 AM til Noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. With setup and take down, allow an extra 30 minutes both before and after pantry hours. The food pantry is set up in a vestibule of Incarnate Word Lutheran Church located at 597 East Avenue. Parking is provided.

A volunteer is needed to check our updated client lists in an Access database to determine if client has already visited during the current month and to determine family size. Basic client info is then recorded on a daily sheet. The database lists clients by name along with family size. New clients are asked to fill out a registration sheet and the rules for pantry use are discussed. Total number of bags to be given is passed along to other volunteers who collect and distribute the bags along with any fresh or frozen items available for distribution that day.

The actual filling of nutritional bags containing a required nutritional mix of items is done by Heritage Christian Services. Each family gets a bag of staples for each household member plus one bag of extra items per family. When available, additional fresh, refrigerated or frozen items are offered. Educational materials are also often offered.

Anywhere from 10 to 30 clients can arrive during pantry hours. It can be VERY busy or VERY slow BUT the need for the food is real, so the mission is important. You can use downtime to visit with the other volunteers.

Volunteers choose to work on either the Tuesday or Thursday team and can sign up for as many days per month as desired. Our clients are very grateful, making it a very rewarding experience. Getting to know the other pantry volunteers and the Heritage counselors and their charges is also a positive. Try it out and see how you like it! THANKS!

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Mission Statement

Loop Ministries is a non-profit organization committed to helping people in and around Rochester's Inner Loop. We stock and organize a food pantry that provides groceries for people in need that is open 2 days a week. We participate in a monthly hot lunch provided by Reformation Lutheran Church where we distribute groceries at the end of the meal. We raise money and organize food collections to help us continue to provide these services.


The Loop Ministries Food Pantry provides bagged groceries to approximately 300 families every month.

Loop Ministries partners with Reformation Lutheran Church which provides a hot lunch on the fourth Wednesday of every month. After the meal Loop Ministries provides a bag of groceries to each attendees.

We partner with Heritage Christian Services to transport food, stock our shelves, distribute groceries and provide job skill training to people with developmental disabilities.


Community, Hunger


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111 N Chestnut StReformation Lutheran ChurchROCHESTER, NY 14614



  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Food Delivery / Distribution


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • You must be available to work at least one day a month during pantry hours.
  • Treating our clients with friendliness, respect and dignity is required.

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