SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
UMACC will be open Saturday, March 28st from 9:30-11:30am and Tuesday, March 31st during regular open hours. In order to best protect all of our shoppers and volunteers from the spread of the virus, food will be pre-packed in bags and loaded into cars in the parking lot. The yellow arrows in the picture demonstrate how we ask our shoppers to enter and exit the parking lot. There may be a line of cars at points throughout the morning, so we ask our shoppers to please be patient as they wait for the line to move!
If you do not have transportation to the UMACC on Saturday or Tuesday, or if you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus and cannot be around others, you can request doorstep food delivery by emailing Contact@UMACC.org with your name, reason for needing delivery, address, phone number, # of people in your family, and if your kids are in the Upper Merion School District (please send kids names if they go to school in Upper Merion).
WHAT DONATIONS DOES UMACC NEED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCK DOWN?
Due to the increase in demand because of school closures, food is flying off of our shelves. If you’d like to donate food to help, we are in need of:
- Pasta sauce – all sizes, jars or cans
- Fruit cans or apple sauce (lunch box size)
- Juice boxes
- Tortillas or tacos
- Canned meals
- Beans – all kinds
- Snack crackers/snack bags
- Granola/cereal bars
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 with additional dates to be announced.:
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?
The nonperishable items we collect on a regular basis (items in high demand are in bold):
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!