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Chamber IMPACT: SBC Cares 2021 Thanksgiving Appeal

Chamber IMPACT: SBC Cares 2021 Thanksgiving Appeal

11/19/2021 - 11/20/2021


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Each year, the Small Business Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber affiliate, provide Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. This event takes place the Friday before Thanksgiving (November 19 and 20, 2021), as participating companies drop off their food boxes to a specified location. Dozens of volunteers then gather the next day to deliver the baskets to local, not-for-profit organizations who serve these families. 

This Thanksgiving, the SBC seeks to meet the needs of more than 4,000 local families. SBC has donated the cash equivalent of over $1,250,000 in food supplies to families for over 20 years.


Click here to volunteer on Saturday 11/20 to follow our delivery trucks and help unload Thanksgiving meals at local nonprofits.

1. BUILD BOXES: Rally your company to build food boxes containing the requested items. Please register you/your company above, and someone will be in touch regarding your box pickup/delivery. See below for the food box checklist.


2. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION: I/Our company can’t build boxes, but will donate funds for the SBC to use to build food boxes or support organizations in need (each box has a value of $50). If paying by check, please make out to: “Rochester Industries Educational Fund, Inc.” and put “SBC Cares” in the memo. Mail to:       

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
150 State St., Suite 400
Rochester, NY  14614


The food items, or money you donate, goes directly to Rochester non-profits and in turn to the families they serve.  

If you have any questions or if you are a recipient company requesting filled boxes, please contact SBC Thanksgiving Drive Program Chairs:                                                                                                                      

  • Rick Dougherty at  
  • Marcus Cortellini at

Help Our Families in Need! Confirm Your Commitment by November 17, 2021.



SBC will drop off boxes to any company that commits to filling 20 or more boxes. Companies donating fewer than 20 boxes can pick them up at: 

RW Dake, 100 Bluff Drive, East Rochester, NY 14445.  

Each Donor is encouraged to call and make arrangements to pick up their boxes from RW Dake.  Please call Brendan Whelehan at RW Dake at 585-381-2500 or email to make your appointment to pick up the boxes.


SBC will pick up the boxes on 11/19/2021 from any company that commits to filling 20 or more boxes. However, if your company prefers to drop them off to Frontier Field on 11/19/21 between 10am and 4:30p, you are free to do that as well. The SBC will have a tent and volunteers available to take delivery from 10am – 4:30pm.  


Companies that commit to fewer than 20 boxes can drop them off on 11/19/2021 at Frontier Field. The SBC will have a tent and volunteers available to take delivery from 10am – 4:30pm.


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11/19/2021 - 11/20/2021
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