Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

St. Stephen's / SWEM Mobile Pantry

St. Stephen's of Rochester likes to be know for their ministries within their community.  One partnership is the Mobile Pantry with Southwest Ecumenical Ministries, known as SWEM.  With the help of Foodlink, they offer a variety of groceries for those in need in the west side of Downtown Rochester.


SWEM has been serving outreach to our community for 30 years, answering 1,000 calls annually.  They offer many missions including:

  • Emergency home food delivery
  • Weekend food packs for kids to get through the weekend
  • Senior feeding - for seniors who aren't able to get out
  • Christmas food baskets
  • S.W.E.M. Food Market

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Rochester has partnered with SWEM supplying office space, use of their facilities, and many volunteers for these ecumenical ministries.