Friends Helping Friends

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333 Child St, Rochester, NY 14611 [Directions]
Hours (as of June 2007)
Daily: 10:00AM to 5:00PM
585 436 5605
<fhf2004 AT hotmail DOT com>
Website (parked as of April 2010) 

Friends Helping Friends does a tremendous amount to help our community. Friends Helping Friends coordinates a thrift store and food cupboard at 333 Child Street. The store is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm seven days a week. In addition, FHF runs a free bike shop at 226-230 Hudson Avenue where FHF receives old bikes, repairs them and gives them away to schools, as well as civic and faith communities. We would love to have volunteers, groups of volunteers or people's old bikes. We also received the donation of a residential property at 30 Mark Street that we've almost fully renovated; 3 of us live there now.

Friends Helping Friends was previously known to the Rochester area as part of the national Food Not Bombs organization, of which Rochester Food Not Bombs is affiliated. However, feeling that the strong anti-war stance associated with the name "Food Not Bombs" misrepresented the organization, we have changed their name while still staying in touch with the Food Not Bombs movement. Most people involved with Friends Helping Friends are against war; since fighting militarism is not part of our regular activities, we do not want a deceptive name. FHF has taken up unpopular causes related to delivering our mission that has cost us funding.

The goal of Friends Helping Friends is stated as: To foster multi-cultural collaborations focusing on distributing food products and supplies to those in need.

Following Information on [WWW]UofR Project List as of April 2010
Contact Name: Andrew Stankevich
Contact Phone Number: (585) 730-6084
Address: PO Box 39618, Rochester, NY 14604


Friends Helping Friends is also the name of a A self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities - see [WWW]Mental Health Assoc Page


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2013-12-19 14:03:25   This particular FHF appears to be long gone - GBNF? —jgerek