The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC) is 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).
FOOD SHOPPING AT THE UMACC
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.
COMMUNITY COLLECTION PARTNERS
If any local business, faith, or educational communities would like to be a UMACC Community Collection Partner that is assigned a pantry item to be collected year-round, please contact us at Contact@UMACC.org.
- Upper Merion Board of Community Assistance
- UMAHS Interact Club
- UMAHS Cultural Heritage Club
- UMAMS CREATE Club
- Valley Forge Presbyterian Church
- USLI Care2 Fund
- Upper Merion Education Association
DONATING FOOD TO THE UMACC
We are intentionally building a collection network with our Community Collection Partners so that we can ensure year-round stock in the UMACC. However, any and all individual donations of cupboard items from empathetic and concerned neighbors are also appreciated and welcomed! Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the UMACC on Thursdays between 2:30 and 5:30PM.
We welcome the donation of healthy perishables such as fruits, vegetables, milk, etc., which can be dropped off on Tuesday mornings after 9am. There is a bin outside the doors for small, after-hours 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.
The cupboard items we are seeking to collect and distribute 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 please, not packs of boxes or pouches)