Can't afford food

The local community has resources for students that are experiencing food insecurity. The Gathering Table @ First Baptist Church hosts a Free community meal every third Sunday of the month, 1:30 to 3 pm. Phone: (585) 637-9770

Rochester Food Banks: You may visit any of Foodlink’s member organizations for assistance. Find a location closest to you.

Lifeline: Call 211 or (877) 356-9211 to find an emergency food provider near you. You will be asked for your zip code, used to identify organizations serving your neighborhood.

Genesee County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 359-5727

Orleans County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 889-1903

Wyoming County: Regional Action Phone, Inc. (RAP): (800) 786-3300

Allegany and Yates Counties: Contact 211 Helpline or (800) 346-2211

Monroe County DSS Financial Assistance Division SNAP Office. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, is a federally funded program that assists low-income households purchase nutritious food at authorized grocery stores and other retailers. Individuals must apply for this program and provide all the required documentation. If approved, recipients receive an electronic benefit card (EBT), which is similar to a debit card. The SNAP benefit is provided monthly directly into the EBT card. Amount of SNAP benefit is based on household size, income and other factors. SNAP Office is located at: 111 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY – 14620 or call (585) 753-6298

For more information visit the SUNY Brockport Basic Needs Webpage at:

Concerns may include: a change in your or your families financial situation, questions about changing your meal plan, missing meals due to not having the finances to cover food.