We know that there are many in our community who may be looking for help from Open Cupboard for the first time, or may have relied on us in the past and need us now more than ever. First, we want you to know that we are here to help. You do not need to make an appointment for any of our programs. You do not need to provide any documentation. All are welcome.
Through our variety of programs, we provide fresh, healthy food to anyone in need. We have gone from serving 420 families each week, to now serving over 4,000 families through our programs.
You can find out more about our programs and work at opencupboard.org.
The best hours to donate items to Open Cupboard are:
Friday: 8:00am-10am, 2:00pm-6:00pm
To drop off donations, head to the back of our building and ring the doorbell.
Please do not leave bags or boxes of food outside our door – the squirrels might get to them before we do.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.