WHAT AND WHERE IS THE UMACC?
The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC) is a food pantry open to anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District and is hungry or food insufficient. The UMACC is a collaborative and empathetic community response of our schools, municipalities, businesses, communities of faith, and caring neighbors. Our hope and goal is to strengthen our most vulnerable neighbors through food supplementation.
The UMACC is located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road, KOP). The parking lot entrance is off Independence Road. Using 227 Independence Road (19406) as a destination in your GPS/Maps App will get you closest to the entrance. The entrance to the UMACC is down the ramp off the corner of the parking lot. Look for the red wooden doors!
WHEN IS THE UMACC OPEN?
The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard is open EVERY TUESDAY from 9:30 – 11:30 AM or 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Patrons are welcome to shop two times each month. Any hungry neighbor within the bounds of the district may come. Patrons do not need to demonstrate any identification or proof of income.
If you are hungry and would like to learn more about the UMACC, or, if you are hungry and would benefit from a food delivery because you cannot physically make it to the UMACC during open hours, please contact us at Contact@UMACC.org.
HOW CAN I DONATE FOOD TO THE UMACC?
Any and all individual donations of cupboard items from empathetic and concerned neighbors are appreciated and welcomed! Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the UMACC on Thursdays between 2:30 and 5:30PM. There are also donation bins outside the UMACC doors, in the UM Community Center, UM Township Building, and Rep. Tim Briggs’ office for food donations. If you would like to arrange to have a donation either picked up or dropped off at the UMACC at another time, please email Contact@UMACC.org.
We welcome the donation of healthy perishables such as fruits, vegetables, milk, etc., which can be dropped off at the UMACC on Tuesday mornings after 9am.
WHAT ITEMS DOES THE UMACC NEED?
The cupboard items we collect and distribute on a regular basis are (items in high demand are in bold):
- Cold Cereal
- Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
- Crackers (saltines, Ritz, etc – NOT snack cracker packs)
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Meal (Chili, Stew, etc.)
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit/Applesauce
- Rice (White, Brown, or Yellow)
- Dry and Canned Beans (Black, Kidney, Pinto, etc.)
- Corn and Flour Tortillas, Taco Shells
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly (flavors other than grape)
- Canned Chicken
- Olive Oil
- Salad Dressing
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Snacks (individual packs of crackers, chips, popcorn, etc.)
- Pancake Mix
- Cake Mix and Frosting
- Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
- Small Water and Gatorade Bottle Packs
- Juice (Bottles or packs of boxes/pouches)