Our Programs

Jeffrey Blake poses while carrying a tray of food at Rescue Mission of Utica in New York

Community Service Program

Dr. Alap A. Butala Food Pantry Program

Food Pantry Is Open

Our Food Box program has changed to a client-choice pantry program where families get to pick their own food; up to 15 meals per person in the household. Families receive a balanced package of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Not only do we provide the food, but also counseling, advocacy and referrals to help with other critical needs.

We strongly believe it is important to keep the family together in their homes and not have parents bring their children to the Mission for meals. If we can provide the food, along with additional services, we can keep people living in a safe, healthy environment, thus avoiding homelessness. A common theme of people coming to us for food boxes, some for the first time ever, has been the rising cost of living — too much month at the end of the money.

Food boxes distributed to underprivileged families.
Meals from those boxes.
  • Food Pantry Location

    1013 West Street
    Utica, NY 13501
    Community Services Entrance

  • Hours

    Open every Monday, Thursday & Friday
    We will hand out 24 boxes at 9:00am and 24 boxes at 12:30pm.
    After the 24 boxes are gone, you will have to come back another day.


    There is a 1 box per week limit. Maximum 2 visits per month. 

Food Pantry Donations

Donations should be brought to the Food Service Department located at 201 Rutger Street. Please bring donations to the red door at the loading dock.

View the complete list of food items needed to assemble the 15-meal food box.

Jennifer Castle serves treats at the food service program for Rescue Mission of Utica in New York.

Community Service Program

Community Meal Program

Free, nutritious meals are available during breakfast, lunch and dinner to anyone from the community who is hungry.

151,351 hot meals were served to homeless and underprivileged individuals. At our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals, volunteers delivered hundreds of meals to area shut-ins.

Craig Henry poses in the Thread of Life Thrift Store in Whitesboro, NY

Community Service Program

Community Clothing Room

Through the generosity of a caring community, we continue to provide free clothing to all residents and area community members.

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Articles of free clothing was distributed
Men, women and children in the community, including Mission residents, who received clothing

Clothing Room Hours

The clothing room is currently open to the public every other Tuesday from 9am – noon.

Clothing Donations

  • Donation Hours

    Monday 9:00am-1:00pm
    Tuesday  9:00am-1:00pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm
    Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

  • Additional Times

    If these times do not work for you to drop off your donations, please contact Tammy at 315-735-1645 ext. 2108. Please allow 24 hours for a return phone call.

  • Donations Drop Off Location:

    Rescue Mission of Utica’s 1013 West Street Apartment building. Please use the driveway off of Miller Street. As you pull into the driveway (off of Miller St.) the Community Services/Clothing Closet drop off location is the doorway on the right hand side of the building.

Contact Us

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

Tammy Brady

Program Coordinator




315.735.1645 x 2108




1013 West St.
Utica, NY 13501

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