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WHAT AND WHERE IS UPPER MERION COMMUNITY CUPBOARD?

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. 

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 UMACC OPEN?

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard is open EVERY TUESDAY from 9:30 – 11:30 AM or 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

UUMACC will be open Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30am once a month on the following dates:

  • November 23
  • December 21
  • January 25, 2020
  • February 22, 2020
  • March 28, 2020

Patrons are welcome to shop two times each month.  Any hungry neighbor within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District may come.  Patrons do not need to demonstrate any identification or proof of income.  

WHAT IF I CANNOT GET TO UMACC DURING OPEN HOURS?

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.

WHAT ITEMS DOES UMACC NEED?

In addition to the regular items below, we are collecting extra food for our holiday bags so each family can enjoy a full holiday meal:

  • Stuffing
  • Canned or packaged potatoes
  • Rice
  • French style string beans
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Fruit salad
  • Cookie or brownie mix
  • Hot chocolate

The nonperishable items we collect on a regular basis (items in high demand are in bold): 

  • Cold Cereal
  • Granola Bars/breakfast bars
  • Crackers (saltines, Ritz Club, snack cracker packs)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned meals (chili, stew, ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)
  • Soup
  • Mac & cheese
  • Ketchup/mustard/mayo/salsa
  • Canned vegetables (we currently have a very good supply of these)
  • 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
  • Tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Olive Oil
  • Salad Dressing
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Snacks (individual packs of crackers, chips, popcorn, etc.)
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Cake mix and frosting
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Small water and Gatorade bottle packs
  • Juice (bottles or packs of boxes/pouches)

HOW CAN I DONATE FOOD TO 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 4:30 and 6:00 PM. There are also donation bins located at:

    • Outside the UMACC doors – 191 Town Center Road, the entrance is off of Independence Road
    • UM Community Center – 431 W. Valley Forge Road
    • UM Township Building – 175 W. Valley Forge Road
    • Rep. Tim Briggs’ office – 580 Shoemaker Road

If you would like to arrange to have a donation either picked up or dropped off at the UMACC at another time, please emailContact@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.

We accept Paypal!