The food bank serves the Rochester community by supplying emergency food to families and individuals in need. Whether it is someone who has just lost their job or a senior citizen on a fixed income, the ROOF food bank is here to help. We serve approximately 400 families or 1,500 individuals every month. ROOF is a member of Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, Washington Food Coalition and the Emergency Food Assistance Program.
We rely on donations and food drives such as the annual Walk ‘n’ Knock, the Postal Workers Food Drive, and various school and business food drives to keep the shelves stocked through the year. Nutritious foods, baby products, personal care items and cleaning supplies are always welcomed from concerned individuals. We have a large walk-in refrigerator and freezer so we are able to accept donations of fresh perishables such as produce, eggs and dairy products. We can not accept homemade or home-canned food.
Financial contributions are also appreciated. Because of our expanded purchasing power, each dollar donated to the food bank allows us to purchase 5 pounds of food.
Someone is available onsite to receive donations Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 5:00.
Click here for a suggested list of most needed items one can donate.
Hours of food distribution are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday - 9:30 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 5:00
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9:30 to 12:00 and 4:00 to 5:00
Friday - 9:30 to 12:00 (Closed in the afternoon)
For leaving donations, ROOF is open regular office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 5:00. However, it’s always a good idea to call ahead to ensure we are not closed due to a school holiday or for staff training.
You must live within the Rochester School District to use the ROOF food bank. To sign up, please bring with you a bill with your name and street address which is dated within the last 30 days, and a piece of photo I.D.
Visitors may use the food bank two times a month. A third visit is available during the second full week of each month to pick up government commodities ONLY.