Other Rochester Area Programs

We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration, and so we’re incredibly grateful to have connections to many organizations in the greater Rochester community. By working together with neighboring programs, we’ve been able to address more needs in our community and make a larger impact. Below are links to and brief descriptions of groups within our network.

St. Monica Church

The host of the Westside Farmer’s Market and our collaborator for the backpack program and blanket giveaways, St. Monica Church is just a few blocks away from St. Peter’s. Also home to the Emmanuel Church for the Deaf, it has served the 19th Ward for more than 100 years through its Catholic masses, youth group programs, farmers market, and many other programs throughout the year.

The congregation of St. Monica Church celebrating mass.

Project Haven

Project Haven is a housing initiative of Rochester Engaging in Action for the Chronically Homeless, or REACH. Project Haven is motivated by the belief that housing is a human right. This program houses people experiencing chronic homelessness and provides services and resources with the goal of establishing people in permanent housing.

St. Peter’s Kitchen is proud to provide meals for those housed in REACH’s facilities. We prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each resident five days a week.

Dreams from Drake

Founded in 2013, Dreams from Drake supports children and teenagers in times of grief and loss, in honor of Drake Ross Pettit, who tragically passed away at four years old. In addition to their support groups, summer camps, and other programs for grieving young people, their Happy Hearts for the Holidays program supplies many toys to our Christmas toy store.

Southwestern Ecumenical Ministries (SWEM)

SWEM is a food pantry program operating in the southwest area of Rochester and the surrounding suburbs. SWEM distributes Christmas meal baskets during the holiday season, and St. Peter’s regularly refers people to SWEM for these baskets


Foodlink is the regional food bank for western New York and a major partner in our daily operations. Their weekly support is invaluable and essential to our lunch and pantry programs.

Alyssa’s Angels

Alyssa’s Angels is committed to supporting children in need, children afflicted with serious illnesses, and victims of abuse, in honor of Alyssa Rose Bruno, who passed away after having brain stem cancer. Alyssa’s Angels has helped many children and families in the Rochester area, including the families supported by our Christmas toy store program.

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