West Chester Food Cupboard Project
Contact: Kim Ellerthorpe E-mail: food-cupboard
The West Chester Food Cupboard:
The West Chester Food Cupboard provides a five- to seven-day supply of food on a monthly basis to people in need who live in the West Chester area.
The Food Cupboard is a 100% volunteer organization, so you can be certain that every single dollar of your donation is used to provide food for their clients.
How to Make a Financial Donation:
Monetary donations are the best way to give to The Food Cupboard. They enable The Cupboard to buy things that are in short supply, buy things when they are on sale, and buy things in quantity.
Donations can be made in the collection plate. Write checks to “UCWC” and put “Food Cupboard” in the memo line. Funds are used to buy grocery store gift cards that we give to the Food Cupboard.
First Sunday Food Collection:
We also encourage members to bring in canned and boxed food items the first Sunday of each month. We are participants in the “Circle of Giving” program. We collect specific kinds of food/products which vary each month according to a schedule provided by the food cupboard.
Annual Circle of Giving Schedule:
Jan – Canned Fruit
Feb – Personal Care Items (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant)
Mar – Peanut Butter and Jelly
Apr – Sides (Stuffing, Potatoes, Pasta, Rice-a-Roni, Mac & Cheese, etc.)
May – Condiments (Mustard, Ketchup, Pickles, etc.)
Jun – Pasta and Rice
Jul – Chunky Soups
Aug – Cereal
Sep – Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels)
Oct – Spaghetti Sauce and Canned Tomato Products
Nov – Dried Beans
Dec – Canned Meat and Fish
How to Volunteer at the West Chester Food Cupboard
To volunteer, send an email to the WC Food Cupboard.