For I was Hungry and you fed me…
Matthew 25:35

Welcome to the Perinton Food Shelf, an emergency food relief organization serving the New York State communities of the Village of Fairport and Town of Perinton(14450 zip code).

Get Help

The Perinton Food Shelf is a non profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Food supplies are donated to the Food Shelf by collections from churches, schools, civic organizations and individuals. In addition, the Food Shelf receives monetary donations. The monetary donations are used to purchase fresh meat, milk, eggs and margarine for the families in need. Wegmans Food Markets generously donates bread and baked goods.

What can the Grocery Run do for me?

5 W’s of Raising Money for Your Hunger Program at the Grocery Run


The Grocery Run was started in 2010 by a grassroots group of volunteers at Third Presbyterian Church. Originally hoping to fund increased needs in our own hunger programs , we have expanded our mission to include other area hunger programs.


501(c)3 hunger programs in the Rochester area.


A walk and run to fight hunger. We have raised $65,000 to fight hunger locally in our first four years through registration fees and corporate sponsorships. Register your team here:


November 1. 2014. Mark your calendars and save the date!


Most local hunger programs do not have the funds and volunteer hours it takes to produce a fundraising event like the East Avenue Grocery Run. We invite you to use our event to raise money for your own programs.


Email Ellen Rye for more information. I will help you set up your
online fundraiser and provide an engagement kit complete with posters, newsletter blurbs, social media posts and email reminders –everything you need to promote your fundraising team. By the end of November you will receive your funds:

  • A portion of the $22 registration fee for every runner or walker on your team.
  • All donations and pledges designated to your team. Your team members may collect pledges and raise money through your own page like this:

The sky is the limit! Raise as little as $100 or as much as $10,000.

And it is a TON of fun!

Questions? Contact Ellen Rye

Due to the recent recession, our demand for emergency food supplies has increased substantially. We find ourselves from time to time with empty shelves, particularly during the months of May through October. So keep the food homefooddonations coming year round for both non-perishable food as well as money to purchase bread, milk, eggs and meat.  For non-perishable food donations, our “Most Needed Items” list is updated every month on the first of the month. Please keep the list in mind as you shop at the grocery store.


UW Choose to designate your United Way contribution to the Perinton Food Shelf. Our Donor Designation number is 2593

Most Needed Items:

Thank you!  Holiday food drives held by many churches, organizations, companies, schools, etc. have replenished the supplies of many items at the Perinton Food Shelf.  However, there is still a need for the following:

  • coffee
  • hot chocolate
  • canned peaches
  • syrup
  • peanut butter
  • individual fruit cup (not applesauce)
  • kids drinks
  • juice
  • family snacks
  • cereal
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato products
  • cake mixes
  • brownie mixes
  • frosting
  • large & small soups
  • sugar 
  • deodorant
  • toothbrushes
  • shampoo

There is a convenient drop off for donated items at the Perinton Town Hall, 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, New York, the Fairport Library, Red Bird Market, Fairport Pharmacy and the Fairport Village Hall. Many local churches also accept donations for the Food Shelf.