Our Programs

Our Programs

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 “To-Go” breakfast, a “To-Go” bag lunch, and hot “To-Go” 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.

“To Go” Breakfast

  • Hours

    Mon-Fri 7:00am-7:30am
    Sat & Sun 8:00am-8:30am

  • Location

    Emergency Shelter
    203 Rutger Street
    Utica, NY 13501

Bag Lunches

  • Hours

    Daily 12:00pm-12:30pm

  • Location

    Emergency Shelter
    203 Rutger Street
    Utica, NY 13501

“To Go” Dinners

  • Hours

    Daily 4:00pm-4:25pm

  • Location

    Food Service Building
    201 Rutger Street
    Utica, NY 13501

The food service program at the Rescue Mission of Utica in New York

Donations & Drives

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Value of Donated Food the Mission Received
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Hot Meals To Homeless & Underprivileged Individuals

Food Donations

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

Turkeys and pies are always needed for our Thanksgiving dinner, and turkeys, hams, and pies for our Christmas dinner. Thank you and God Bless You!

Ongoing Needs

The Rescue Mission of Utica has a food pantry for families in need. There is always a need for the following items:

Vegetables & Fruits
  • Dried Fruits
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Tomato / Spaghetti Sauce (please no glass jars)
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Vegetable or Fruit Juices
Proteins - Meat, Non-Meat, & Dairy:
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Spam (other similar canned meats)
  • Canned Beef / Chicken Stews
  • Canned Raviolis / Chili with Meat
  • Dry Beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Milk
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Oatmeal (individual packages)
  • Hot Cereal (like Cream of Wheat)
  • Cold Cereal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix
  • Pancake / Biscuit Mix
Additional / Extra Items
  • Granola Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Jelly & Jam (please no glass jars)
  • Brownie & Cake Mix
  • Other Snacks

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about hosting a food drive or the Food Service program contact:

Lucas Richmond

Program Manager




315.735.1645 x 2130




201 Rutger St
Utica, NY 13501

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