Reaching Out...Changing Lives


Food Service

Our Food Service Department continues to provide its vital, nutritious meal service program to the hungry, homeless, addicted and disabled individuals in Utica and the Mohawk Valley. Daily we provide three meals to our 130 residents in addition to serving a walk-in population from the community a hot breakfast, a bag lunch and hot dinner meal. This is made possible by the generosity of a giving and caring community who provides much of our raw foods through in-kind donations.

In 2015, the Mission received receive donated food valued at $306,207 and was able to provide 138,243 meals to homeless and underprivileged men, women and children.

Bag lunches are available Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm at the Parker House located at 203 Rutger Street. Dinner is available from 5:10 pm – 5:30 pm daily at our Food Services located at 201 Rutger Street.

Food donations can be dropped off at at 201 Rutger Street daily from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

If you would like to know more about hosting a food drive, contact Debi Kenyon, Director of Development – or 315.735.1645×115.

Ongoing Needs

The Rescue Mission of Utica distributes food boxes to families in need. Each box contains the ingredients for 18 meals, no matter the size of the family. There is always a need for the following items to fill these boxes:

See a list of needed food items...

For more information about Food Service you can download our Rescue Mission brochure or contact:

Lucas Richmond, Food Service Manager


315-735-1645 ext. 2131






Physical Location 201 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501


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