An inclusive, Christ-centered community making a difference.

Dining and Caring Center


We invite you to take part in our outreach programs, helping to make a difference in our church, community and for our youth.


More than 200 people from the Rochester area volunteer at the Dining & Caring Center. You can, too.

fight hunger.

The Asbury First Dining and Caring Center serves more than 28,000 meals to those in need in our community.

The Dining & Caring Center is a place where all in the Rochester community are invited to receive nutritious meals and other supportive assistance in a respectful, welcoming environment. With only one full-time paid staff member and more than 250 volunteers, we work hard to meet the needs of those who hunger both physically and emotionally. Serving more than 30,000 meals annually and assisting with job placement, health issues, and housing, guests leave with full stomachs and a sense of hope for the future.

Hot Meals Service Hours

Hot Breakfast: 7 am – 9 am, Tuesday – Friday

Hot Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesday

Continental Breakfast: 8 am – 11:30 am, Saturday

Coffee and Snacks: 8 am – 12 noon, Sunday; mid-September through mid-June

Dinner: 12 noon – 1:30 pm, Sunday

Support Services Hours

  • Personal Problem-Solving: 8 am – 12 noon Tuesday–Friday & Sunday
  • Bicycle Ministry: 9 am – 1 pm, Thursday, mid-April through mid-October
  • Hair Care Ministry: 12 noon – 2 pm, Sunday as posted. 
  • Shower, Laundry, & Personal Hygiene Ministry: 8 am – 11:30 am, Saturday
  • Laundry Ministry: 7 am – 11:30 am, Wednesday

“Come As You Are” Study Group and Worship Service

1 pm Wednesday. All are welcome!

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