Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Resource Center


317 Main Street (Mailing)
333 East Chestnut Street (Site)
East Rochester, New York 14445

Teresa Willette
Resource Center Director

: (585) 586-0525 

Al Buckner
Resource Center Associate
: (585) 586-0525 



Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Please leave a message when calling during off hours and we will return the call as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency during off hours, please call the East Rochester Police Department who will then contact the Director.

Services Offered for the Needy

Food Shelf:
The food shelf is one of the most important services offered for those in need, such as families with small children who might go hungry if not for this service. The generosity of the member churches in the East Rochester Association of Churches, Koinonia Fellowship, the Town/Village of East Rochester, East Rochester School District, and other organizations provide a large portion of the non-perishable food items to the Center. The Community Resource Center is a member of FOODLINK of Rochester and we receive grants from Foodlink to help purchase other food items when needed. Requests for help are scrutinized for legitimacy. Information is compiled on interview sheets and then verified. Ordinarily food shelf assistance is granted for 7 days, 3 meals per day per person.

Used Clothing Center:
Our used clothing center has been a tremendous help for many young families, especially larger families, those on public assistance, or anyone struggling to make ends meet with no disposable income left over for extras such as warm coats, sweaters, gloves, or hats.
Used Furniture and Household Items:
Donated furniture and household items are provided to needy families finding it difficult to set up housekeeping, or when finding it hard to replace old broken down appliances.
Crisis Fund:
The fund is used with discretion to help people in emergency situations. It is a one-time grant and a policy is in place to verify need and qualifications prior to granting financial aid.
Transportation Pool:
We have a volunteer pool of safe drivers who will help people run errands, take them grocery shopping or to a doctor appointment. One week advance notice is required to utilize this service.

Other services provided by the Center include budget counseling and advocacy.

The Center also provides help for children in needy families who cannot afford to pay registration fees to play in youth sports programs so the children are not left out of a worthwhile and fun activity. Information from the State, County, and Town/Village are provided in the areas of assistance in many forms and for referrals to other agencies for those who need long-term help.

The Center is operated by a paid director, a paid associate director, and many volunteers. All calls for help are directed to the Resource Center by the local church community, school, Town/Village, and other organizations and individuals. For more information, check out our free classified ad in the weekly Community Adnet News, or call the Center today at 585-586-0525.

East Rochester's 125th Anniversary

East Rochester's 125th Anniversary Read more

12/10/2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of East Rochester at the Quasquicentennial Celebration on December 10th, 2022



The first day of the school year is always a special time.  The first day in a new school is doubly special.  And so, it was for St. Jerome’s School on September 3, 1952.

2022 East Rochester Annual Events

2022 East Rochester Annual Events Read more

For a complete listing of the 2022 Town/Village of East Rochester Annual Events, please click HERE or download the attached document.

Documents to download



According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57.   While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse.  By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different.  And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.  

Covid Test-Kits Available

Covid Test-Kits Available Read more

The Town/Village of East Rochester has additional Covid-19 test-kits for resident pickup. If you would like a test-kit please call (585) 586-3553 or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Eyer Building. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


FOI Requests

Freedom of Information
Law Requests Form


To appeal your FOIL request, please send your appeal to the Appeals Officer, Mayor John R. Alfieri, at

All appeals must be received within 10 days of your receipt of the original response to your FOIL request.

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Town/Village of East Rochester
317 Main Street, Suite 2000
East Rochester, New York 14445

: (585) 586-3553 | : (585) 419-8282

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