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SBC Cares 2023 Thanksgiving Appeal

SBC Cares 2023 Thanksgiving Appeal

11/17/2023 - 11/18/2023


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 17 and 18, 2023), 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.


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). 

The SBC Cares drive is done in partnership with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 

If paying by check, please make out to: “Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation ” and put “SBC Cares” in the memo. Mail to:       

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

3. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME: Sign up for volunteer opportunities for the drive. Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities


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

If you are a recipient organization requesting filled boxes, please contact:       

Emily Hill at                                                                                     

Help Our Families in Need! Confirm Your Commitment by November 15, 2023.



SBC will drop off boxes to any company that commits to filling 30 or more boxes. Companies donating fewer than 30 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 can pick up the boxes on 11/17/2023 from any company that commits to filling 30 or more boxes. However, if your company prefers to drop them off to Frontier Field on 11/17/23 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, you are free to do that as well. 


Companies that commit to fewer than 30 boxes can drop them off on 11/17/2023 at Frontier Field. The SBC will have a tent and volunteers available to take delivery from 9:00 am – 4:00pm.


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11/17/2023 - 11/18/2023
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