We can turn a donated dollar into more meals? As part of the Feeding America initiative the Community Cupboard has the abilities to spread your donation with a larger outreach!
Rather than paying retail prices, we are able to utilize our resources as part of the Care and Food food banks that work with major manufacturers, retailers, and farmers to secure healthy food. This means that when you donate a dollar, you're able to put more meals on the tables of families than if you donated food you'd purchased at the store.
Donations build healthier communities - where building on the future of our generations to come. Canned goods and dry food items like pasta and rice are a vital part of our food banks and pantries-but no one can live healthy lives on non-perishable items alone. Feeding people isn't just about providing food, but about providing healthy food to all of our communities. While giving them resources to build upon themselves.
We use funds to combat food waste - Over 72 billion pounds of perfectly good food is wasted every year. By working directly with farmers, we help ensure that healthy fruits and vegetables that don't make it to the grocery store end up on the plates of families in need instead of a landfill. When you support our food rescue program, not only are you making a contribution to families in need but to creating a more sustainable world.
Not all food banks have the capacity for large food donations - Before beginning to collect food donations, you should always contact your local food pantry. Collecting and receiving food drive donations may cause unforeseen problems and expenses for the food pantry you want to help. We are happy to help you understand what types of food they can safely accept and when and what food is needed the most. Interested in a tour of our Pantry? Call us at: 719-687-3663.