Cameron Community Ministries

Mission Contact:

Executive Director- Jennifer Muniga
48 Cameron Street
Rochester, NY 14606  



Vision: To break the cycle of generational poverty by helping people move from dependence to independence.

Mission: To provide hope through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment to the greater Lyell-Otis neighborhood of Rochester, NY.

Current needs:

  • Appropriate clothing for both children and adults
  • Nonperishable items for our food pantry
  • Volunteers for the after school program, daily luncheon service, and special occasion dinners

Description of Mission: Cameron Community Ministries is an Urban Outreach Community Center in the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood of Rochester. Many programs are offered including, Youth After-School and Summer programs, a free hot meal program serving lunch daily, an emergency food pantry, and a clothing house providing community members with clothing and housewares. Cameron is currently serving more people than ever before and the numbers continue to increase. This year (2103) we are on track to serve about 70,000 meals. Cameron seeks to meet the needs of a neighborhood where a significant number of families live in poverty. Our neighbors are 52% African American, 26% Hispanic and 18% Caucasian. 98% of the children enrolled in our programs are eligible to receive free/reduced school lunches. We need help to continue the development of these programs so that we can efficiently meet the needs of the neighbors.

BLC’s Involvement: Members of BLC have been involved with Cameron for many years. A BLC grant was given for their after-school reading program, and another grant was given for a computer training program for students and their families. Volunteers have participated in their after school program, and each year 12-13 members prepare and served Sunday evening dinner for the neighborhood.

Updates: We are gearing up for a blessed 2014, serving and supporting our friends and neighbors! (Jan. 2014).