Contact: Steve Sander     E-mail: food-cupboard

The West Chester Food Cupboard

The West Chester Food Cupboard provides a two-week 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 fight food insecurity.

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. We use the funds to buy grocery store cards for The Cupboard. Here’s how:

Write a Check. Write checks to “UCWC” and put “Food Cupboard” in the memo line. Put your check in the collection plate or mail it to UCWC, 501 S High St, West Chester PA 19382.

Go to our donation portal. Enter your donation where it says, “Grocery Card for Food Cupboard.”

First Sunday Food Collection

In this time of social distancing, we are not collecting food the first Sunday of each month.

Instead, you can make a financial donation to buy grocery store gift cards with no personal contact on your part. See “Make a Financial Donation” above to learn how.

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

Join the UCWC friends and members who volunteer at the WCFC. To volunteer, send an email to the WC Food Cupboard. Volunteers must be:

    • At least 18 years old
    • Willing to commit to a regular schedule

Sorry…the Cupboard cannot provide community service opportunities.