Hot Lunch Program
Cameron serves a free hot meal to the public six days a week, Monday-Saturday from 12 - 1:30pm. In 2015, our Hot Lunch program served over 35,000 meals to the community. The meals are filling and nutritious, with fresh fruit, vegetables and dessert items.
In addition to daily meals, we provide our guests with access to other services such as free books, free bread and emergency food, Visiting Pastor, Veteran’s Outreach counselors, Food Stamp information, and other community services. People receiving public assistance have the opportunity to work with us, gaining work skills and positive references for job applications through the WEP Program at RochesterWorks.
Groups who volunteer to host a Sunday Celebration meal design the menu, purchase and prepare the food (either at Cameron or using their own facilities) and serve the meal at Cameron. Meals are served from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Sunday celebration meals also include a brief “worship/reflection” time (i.e. a prayer, an inspiring thought, song, scripture reading etc.. ), created by the group who is hosting the meal.
Sunday Celebrations offer a means for church and community groups to assist in combating hunger in the Rochester area, as well as continue in their own missions through our agency. To sign up please contact Lindsay Jewett – Volunteer Coordinator at Lindsay.Jewett@cameronministries.org or (585) 254-2697.
Emergency Food Pantry
The Cameron Food Pantry is a vital support to our community. Last year (2015) we served 1,130 families totaling 3,254 people in our Emergency Food Pantry.
Families are able to come in and receive food to last them for a few days until they could make ends meet. We use a model called Client Choice, which allows neighbors to choose which foods they want to take home for their families.