Resource Center


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

Tasha Parrone
Resource Center Director

: (585) 385-3643

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.

Community Resources

Hot Links

Pantry Needs

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.

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 Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program

East Rochester Sidewalk Construction & Replacement Program Read more

On Tuesday February 27th, 2024 the Town/Village of East Rochester and MRB Group will 
be hosting an informal Public Information Meeting. The meeting is open to residents to stop 
in at any time between 5:30pm to 8:00pm to ask questions with regards to the scope of the 

The meeting will be held in the Jean Daniel Community Center located on the 1st floor 
of the Eyer Building (317 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445). 

Documents to download

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester Board Meeting Schedule Read more

The Town/Village Boad will hold regular monthly meetings in 2024. Each meeting will begin at 7pm. For the complete schedule, please select READ MORE or download the attached document.

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2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule

2024 Town/Village of East Rochester - Holiday Schedule Read more

After approval of the Town/Village Board, the Town/Village of East Rochester will observe the following list (for the full list, please select READ MORE) of Holidays for 2024. Please note the Town/Village offices will be closed on these days.

The Department of Public Works may work on these days to maintain continuity of operations.

Garfield Street Replacement Project

Garfield Street Replacement Project Read more

On Tuesday July 25th, 2023 the Town/Village of East Rochester held a Public Informational meeting in the Jean Daniel Community Center. The purpose of the meeting was to present the draft reconstruction plan for Garfield Street. This meeting was open to the public and all comments and feedback were welcome. There will no formal presentation, all information has been posted here on the web site.  

Documents to download



On May 23, 1898, a group of businessmen from Despatch (as East Rochester was known until 1906) met at Branshaud’s Hall on East Commercial Street to set up the first fire department.  On May 29th, the first official meeting was held, and the Despatch Fire District was formed.  During subsequent meetings committees were formed to find estimates for needed equipment, as well as for property and a fire hall.  It was determined that $1800.00 was the amount needed to outfit this first department.  Equipment included:  one dozen rubber coats, boots, and helmets, a hose cart, an alarm bell, a ladder truck, and three chemical carts.  Needless to say, the first fire trucks were either pulled by horses or pulled by hand.

Select READ MORE for the full article on the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department!