; Adam Bello, County Executive

Youth Bureau

Contact Information

Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau

Monroe Community Hospital
435 E. Henrietta Rd.
Room 1FE16
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585 753-6455
Fax: 585 753-6281


Updates & Resources

If you are in need of an emergency food supply box please call Foodlink at 211 or text 898-211

School Districts Meal Distribution Sites:



Meal distribution information here. 

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11AM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Brighton High School, Door 23.


Meal distribution information here. 

Monday-Friday | 10AM-11AM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Brockport High School (West Entrance)
Seldon Squares Apartments
Clarkson Hamling Townline Rd Plaza
Harper Park
Hidden Creek

Clarkson Town Park


Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Middle School, Door 24

Churchville Elementary, Door 6, off Park Road

Chestnut Ridge Elementary, Door 1 

East Irondequoit

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM'

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Eastridge High School
East Irondequoit Middle School
Laurelton Pardee Itermediate School
Durand-Eastman Intermediate School
Helendale Road Primary School
Ivan Green Primary School



Meal distribution information here.

Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30 PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Pines of Perinton

Perinton Police Department

Alpine Knoll

Knollwood Apartments

Jefferson Avenue Bus Loop

Fairport HS Bus Loop



Meal Distribution here. 

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Gate Chili Middle School
Paul Road Elementary School
Walt Disney Elementary School




Meal Distribution here

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Autumn Lane Elementary School
Lakeshore Elementary School
Longridge Elementary School
West Ridge Elementary School
Odyssey Academy




Meal distribution information here. 

Monday - Friday

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Hilton High School   10AM-1PM
Walker Bible Baptist Church   11AM-1PM
Northwood Elementary School   11AM-1PM
Cedar Terrace Townhomes - HCSD Red Van 10:30AM-11AM
Hilton Village II Apartments - HCSD Red Van       9:15AM-9:45AM



Meal distribution information here. 

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


HF-L High School at Church Street bus loop

Lima Primary School


Meal distribution information here.

Monday-Friday | 10AM-12PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Kendall Junior/Senior High School


Meal distribution information here.

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11:30AM

Meals: Drive-thru breakfast & lunch

Penfield High School - Loading Dock


Pittsford Food Cupboard - 3800 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford Business Park, Suite 26

Tuesdays | 9:30AM-1:30PM

Fridays | 9:30AM-1:30PM

1st & 3rd Saturdays | 9:30AM-1:30PM


City of Rochester

Meal distribution information here. 

Monday-Friday | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Frederick Douglass R-Center 999 South Avenue 8AM-8PM
Adams Street R-Center 85 Adams St 8AM-8PM
Flint Street R-Center 271 Flint Street 8AM-8PM
Clinton-Baden R-Center 485 N. Clinton Ave 8AM-8PM
Avenue D R-Center 200 Ave D 8AM-8PM
Cater Street R-Center 500 Carter Street 8AM-8PM
Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center 524 Campbell St. 8AM-8PM
David Gantt R-Center 700 North St 8AM-8PM
Thomas Ryan R-Center 530 Webster Ave 8AM-8PM
John Williams School No. 5 555 N. Plymouth Ave 8AM-2:30PM
James Monroe High School 164 Alexander Street 8AM-2:30PM
East Upper & Lower School 1801 East Main Street 8AM-2:30PM
Dr. Freddy Thomas Campus 625 Scio St. 8AM-2:30PM
Former Jefferson High School 1 Edgerton Pk. 8AM-2:30PM
Wilson Foundtion Academy 200 Genesee St. 8AM-2:30PM
School #42 3330 Lake Ave 8AM-2:30PM
Maplewood YMCA 25 Driving Park 10AM-6PM


ABC Site 1772 Clifford Ave 11AM-2PM
ABC Site 30 Hart St 11AM-2PM
ABC Site 1150 Hudson Ave 11AM-2PM
ABC Site 640 Jefferson Ave 11AM-2PM



Meal distribution here. 

Monday-Friday | 9AM-11AM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Henrietta Senior Center
Riverton Knolls
Stonewood Village Apartments
R-H Senior High School
Crane Elementary School



Meal distribution here.

*Will need proof that youth is a student at Spencerport School District*

Monday-Friday | 11AM-12:30PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Munn Elementary School - Door 3
Terry Taylor Elementary School - Door 21
Cosgrove Middle School - Door 17


Monday-Friday | 8AM-10AM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Webster-Schroeder High School - Back gym entrance

West Irondequoit

Meal distribution information here. 

Monday-Friday | 11AM-1PM

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Helmer Nature Center

Iroquois Middle School

Briarwood School

Dake Jr. High

Parkside Field






Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Middle/High School | 11AM-1PM

Deliveries to:
Robert Quigly Drive at 11AM
Ballantyne Road near ARC of Monroe at 11:30AM
Nathaniel Drive at 12PM
Bowerman Road Apartments 12:30PM

City of Rochester Meal Distribution Sites for Youth

Link Provided by Foodlin

Monroe County Coronavirus Resources

Since 1960, the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau has been a planning, funding, and coordinating agency which is dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive system of services for youth in the Rochester and Monroe County community. We believe youth and their families deserve the best services possible.

To make this happen, we:

  • Help plan and coordinate services for youth
  • Assess youth needs to determine funding priorities
  • Promote partnerships with agencies and community providers for comprehensive services
  • Provide funding to youth service agencies
  • Monitor and evaluate Youth Bureau funded programs to ensure quality services
  • Coordinate Runaway and Homeless services for youth
  • Study/examine different segments of the youth services system and issues that affect youth
  • Advocate for legislation, systems change, and funding to improve/assist the youth services system
  • Create mentoring opportunities for youth to interact with seniors, professionals, and community leaders


We promote a positive future for all youth.


To create a community that supports a comprehensive range of opportunities for positive youth development.

The 2020 Monroe County Legislative Youth Awards will be held on June 17th, 2020 at the MCC Auditorium

Nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, May 1st!

2020 Youth Awards Nomination Form.pdf

Beat the Winter Blues!

This event was held on Thursday, March 5th, from 10am - 2pm at Radio Social, Rochester's newest Social Club. Located in the historic Stromberg-Carlson Building at 20 Carlson Road, 252 seniors and youth came together for a day of friendship, mentorship, and positive youth development. Our seniors had the opportunity to bowl, play skiball, giant jenga, billiards, corn hole and other games with our community's youth. A boxed lunch was also provided to all of our participants. So much fun was had, that we are considering planning another date later this year!

The 2019 Monroe County Holiday Toy Giveaway

On Sunday, December 15th, 2018, over 5,000 children were invited to attend and receive a toy that was generously donated by Monroe County residents. Gary Smith, affectionately known in Monroe County as “Gary the Happy Pirate,” collects thousands of toys every year for the Pirate Toy Fund. Donated toys come primarily from generous County residents, and are then distributed to children in need. The Pirate Toy Fund was founded in 1995 by local children’s entertainer “Gary the Happy Pirate.” It collects donated toys and distributes them to children suffering from illness, tragedy or children with special needs. Since its inception, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed nearly 250,000 toys and continues to pursue new avenues to expand its mission. The Monroe County Department of Human Services (DHS) helped organize the toy giveaway, sending invitations to children who otherwise may not receive gifts this holiday season.


The 2019 Intergenerational Holiday Ball

On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019,almost 400 youth and seniors were welcomed to the Annual Monroe County Intergenerational Holiday Ball. This fun event brings our community's older adults and high school seniors together for a fun night of good food, music, dancing, and learning about each other. The students arrived early and served as hosts, helping the guests find their tables, and then they enjoyed some food and new found friendships. All of the participants enjoyed their conversation and learning about where each other come from.

The 2019 Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

On Saturday, October 26th, 2019, Monroe County hosted the 9th Intergenerational Fall Clean Up. This annual event brings together youth from Monroe County's area high schools, colleges and universities to rake and sweep the properties of seniors in our community who could use the extra help with their fall chores. The IGL Fall Clean Up celebrates its 8th anniversary this, and once again, we had a BIG number of volunteers to help seniors in nearly 50 homes. Thank you to all who participated, and making this year's clean-up the best yet.

The 2018 Girls Sports Festival

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, the Monroe County Girls Sports Festival was held at Frontier Field. This FREE event provided young women ages 6-12 the opportunity to select four different sports from a variety of traditional, and up-and-coming, non-traditional sports which were coached by local teams and organizations. The Monroe County Girls Sports Festival was free for all attendees and featured accessible and inclusive sports for individuals with disabilities. Monroe County and Visit Rochester also worked with Rochester Accessible Adventures to ensure that any young athlete interested in attending the festival, regardless of ability, were able to experience and compete in their favorite sports.

Our thanks to the following organizations for leading our sports stations:

  • The Battery (Softball)
  • Finger Lakes Fury (Basketball)
  • Midtown Athletic Club (Tennis)
  • Breathe Yoga (Yoga and Opening/Closing Ceremonies)
  • the Girl Scouts (Archery)
  • Gymnastics Training Center (Gymnastics)
  • Relentless Hustle (Lacrosse)
  • Velocity Extreme Cheer (Cheerleading)
  • Master Kim's Taekwondo (Martial Arts/Taekondo)
  • Rochester City Recreation (Volleyball)
  • Empire United (Soccer)
  • Rochester Fencing Club (Fencing)
  • Youth Rugby Rochester (Rugby)

2018 Safe Harbour Summit

On Tuesday, August 7th, RMCYB Executive Director Mike Barry presented at the 2018 NYS OCFS Anti-Trafficking Summit where he detailed Monroe County's success with the program. Along with Safe Harbour partners from the Center for Youth, they shared Monroe County's successful efforts to find and help youth who have been victumized by sex trafficking. Hundreds of county reprentatives from all over New York State gathered in Syracuse to hear from the piloting counties of this program. Monroe County was one of 5 pilot counties, and has now been confirmed as a Safe Harbour Graduate Community and has received extended funding due to its success.

Zoo's Clues 2018

On Friday, July 13th, 2018, "Zoo's Clues" was held at the Seneca Park Zoo. This FREE intergenerational event was open to youth ages 7-12 and seniors (aged 60 and over) in Monroe County. Teams of youth and seniors received an event passport and map which required participants to solve 12 clues while exploring the Seneca Park Zoo for prizes. Participants also received free lunches sponsored by the Youth Bureau and Monroe County Office for the Aging.

CHOICES Celebrates its 4th Year!

The end of the 2017-18 school year marks the 4th anniversary of the collaboration between the RMCYB and Specncerport School District for the CHOICES initiative which helps students develop skills for the transition from middle school to high school through peer leadership and assistance. This celebrated program is a joint effort between Spencerport High School, Cosgrove Middle School and the Youth Bureau and is available to any other district in Monroe County to participate.

Youth As Resources (YAR)

Youth As Resources seeks to empower and engage youth as partners with adults in creating positive community change and development. Youth and adult members govern the YAR board which provides mini grants to local youth in order to develop and carry out service projects that addresses a clear community need.

To find out more about YAR, please click here


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