More Fresh Produce Every Week

This summer, we increased the amount of fresh produce we provide our patrons. Each week, our patrons can choose from a bounty of fresh vegetables that are rich in nutrients. Though the inventory varies from week to week, we've seen our produce section overflowing with fresh lettuce, corn on the cob, green peppers, potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, onions and bags of carrots. No wonder this section of our shopping room has become so popular!  

We heart our new scale!

Yes we ARE that excited about a scale.  The Cupboard reports to various agencies how many pounds of food we give out each week. Until today, these poor guys had to lift about 4,500 pounds each week out of the shopping carts and onto the table scale for accurate records. Thanks to an extremely generous donation, we were able to purchase a floor scale.  Now our patrons can simply roll their shopping cart over the scale and they are on their way.

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Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Event!

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Our friends over at Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre http://www.pulleyandbuttonholetheatre.org/home.html have graciously offered to designate Jenkintown Food Cupboard as their charity of choice for the upcoming production of Mr. Burns, a posteletric play on October 21, 22, 28 & 29.!  Patrons are encouraged to make a donations (either food or funds) to us on the night of the play.  Get our and enjoy some quality neighborhood theatre and support us in the process.  A win/win!

Sad Day at the Cupboard

Our friend and long time volunteer Rich Hagge has passed away today.  We first met Rich as a patron 3 years ago and he wanted to give back and stay on as a volunteer.  He soon became an indispensable part of the team.  He was known for his get it done attitude, dedication to his family and his sarcastic sense of humor! :).  Our thoughts are with his wife Helen, daughter Kim, and apple of his eye granddaughter London.  Rich has touched and will be missed by many. 

New sign in policy

We have changed our sign in procedures to reduce early morning congestion on Summit Ave. Patrons, please do not arrive before 10:45am.  At 11 am, sign in will begin.  Everyone that signs in between 11-11:45 will pick a lottery number to indicate your place in line.  The lottery will be picked just before noon. There is no longer an advantage to getting here early.  If you arrive after initial sign in, you will be given the next number in line after the lottery folks.  If you are traveling with another person, we suggest you not arrive until after 12:30 so you can do your shopping together.  We know that change is hard, but we feel that this will address the parking and traffic concerns of our neighbors while keeping the distribution fair for everyone.  Thank you.

Doing what we can to end food waste

Did you know that here at the Cupboard we accept donations from 12 local grocers and restaurants every week?  In 2015, that added up to 78 THOUSAND POUNDS of fresh and frozen food we could offer our patrons instead of watching it go to waste.  If you have a large car and can lift a heavy load we are always looking to have substitute volunteers at the ready.  Shifts vary.

Toys for Tots

Did you know?  This month we are not only food and clothing.  Approximately 150 children will have a few extra gifts under the tree this year thanks to Santa's helpers at the food cupboard!

 

pickup will be this Thursday and next Tuesday starting at 10am in Fellowship Hall (back of church). Please note this is for families that have already submitted a request to the food cupboard.