About Us

Who do you feed?

We serve anyone in emergency food need with a primary focus on residents of Ontario County, New York.

Where does the food come from?

We are only able to feed hundreds of households per month thanks to our partnership with local food bank Foodlink (www.foodlinkny.org).  We are able to purchase bulk quantities of food through Foodlink as a member agency for pennies a pound in most cases.  We are also able to access free USDA food items through this partnership.  

Additionally, we rely heavily on community food drives and particularly during times of extreme food insecurity these drives are essential.

How do I find out more about food insecurity?

We are happy to provide information about our local food insecurity numbers.  In addition, our local food bank Foodlink is a wonderful source of information. Here are some other organizations that share research and data we trust on a national and international level:

Feeding America

No Kid Hungry

World Food Programme (and World Food Programme USA)

If you’d like updated data from us on the number of households fed, please email:


What else can you tell me about the Food Cupboard?

The Food Cupboard is led by an executive board. The executive board is charged with making decisions about strategic plans and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The operations team facilitates purchasing, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, facilities issues and inventory. There is one part time paid staff member (Karen Guidarelli) who is not a voting member of the executive board but coordinates communications, development and day to day operations. During this pandemic, Karen is taking on additional responsibilities as needed. Current Executive Board Members: Dawn Rockefeller, Brian Lindsay, Beth Thomas, Patti O'Connor, John Resch, Scott Cunliffe, Scott Sprague, Tom Palomaki and Mark Hamilton. If you would like additional information about our organization we'd be happy to answer any inquiries. Please email: PRdirector@vffoodcupboard.org
Dawn Rockefeller
Board President