Our Present Location
We're located at:
1618 Jackson Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526
This site is generously made available to the Food Shelf by the Town of Penfield.
The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf exists entirely on donated food and monetary donations. We are very grateful for the weekly donations from Wegmans and Tops Friendly Markets. This support also comes from area churches, schools, organizations, and community-minded individuals.
We wish to thank the many generous donors and volunteers that make our operation possible.
The Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf was founded by Joe Gersitz, Ted O’Brien and Kathy Cummins in April 1997. It was housed in the First Baptist Church of Penfield at 1862 Penfield Rd until October 2012.
From the very beginning, the philosophy was adopted to serve all who express a need for help with the only requirement being residency in Penfield and to fulfill Christ’s words in the Gospel of Matthew, "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35.
The first vision was to serve families canned goods and other non-perishable items only. But it very quickly changed to include fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods.
The move to our present location at 1618 Jackson Rd. occurred on Saturday, November 3, 2012. We are pleased to serve about 80 families on a weekly basis.
All PEFS workers are volunteers and we rely on the generous donations from Wegmans, Tops, local churches, civic groups and private donors. We gladly serve those in need in the 14625 and 14526 zip codes.