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!
YOU’RE INVITED: UMACC’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE!
It’s been one year since the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC) opened its doors to address immediate food insufficiency needs of local families and individuals. On June 19, volunteers are inviting community members to celebrate this milestone and learn more about food insufficiency at an open house at UMACC’s location in the Valley Forge Presbyterian Building (parking entrance off of Independence Road). Click here to read a press release about the milestone and celebratory event.
The open house celebration is sponsored by the King of Prussia District and will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on June 19. Patrons, volunteers and interested community members are welcome to tour the facility, enjoy refreshments, including hot dogs, cake and Kona Ice, and learn about the ongoing challenges of food insufficiency and how to help address these needs. Click here to view or print the invitation.
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.
WHAT ITEMS DOES UMACC NEED?
For the week of June 17, UMACC is running low on:
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 6:00PM. There are also donation bins located at:
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.
ONE DISTRICT, ONE CAUSES RAISES MONEY FOR UMACC!
The One District, One Cause fundraiser was the first of its kind for Upper Merion, bringing together 16 staff teams from across the District to unite in the fight to raise money for the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard. All seven schools in the district sent teams, in addition to teams from Central Administration and the School Board. Students from across the distric packed the stands and brought an electric, palpable energy as they cheered for their teams. Click here: https://bcove.video/2Hzs1Mo to see a video feature about the event!
FULL LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED
The full list of nonperishable items we collect on a regular basis are (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.)
- Mac & cheese
- 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
- 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)
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