• For the past 35 years, St. Peter’s Kitchen has been a second home to people in need on the Rochester’s west side.

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  • Parishes and ministries provide food and gifts to thousands of city families at Christmastime with help from other local parishes as well as grants that are partially funded by the...

    Gina Crawford ,left and Greg Fassler help Linda Malowsky pick out coats during the Christmas giveaway at Holy Apostles Church in Rochester on Dec. 19. More than 100 families were helped by the event which also included a food basket. (Courier photo by John Haeger)
  • After Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico in September, many families fled the devastated island with just the clothes on their backs. Hundreds of these displaced people ended up within...

    <p>The Geneva Community Lunch Program, a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, serves about 14,000 free meals a year. Above, coordinator Stu Einstein serves lunch to Aneudi Rivera, 15, and James Taylor, 11 in June 2016.  </p>

    The Geneva Community Lunch Program, a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, serves about 14,000 free meals a year. Above, coordinator Stu Einstein serves lunch to Aneudi Rivera, 15, and James Taylor, 11 in June 2016.