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SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

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!

Food Delivery
If you do not have transportation to the UMACC , 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:
Y
our name
Reason for needing delivery
Address
Phone number
Number of
people in your family
If your kids are in the Upper Merion School District, please send their names

 

WHAT DONATIONS DOES UMACC NEED?
Wish List from Stores:

Target

  • Diapers – all sizes but particularly 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Pull-ups size 3T, 4T
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula – Similac
  • Feminine products

CostCo

  • Laundry detergent – Kirkland UltraClean
  • Almond or soy milk
  • Boxes of small snacks (chips, popcorn, cookies, granola bars, fruit snacks)
  • Ramen noodles
  • Tea
  • Ritz or club crackers

Frequently needed foods:

  • Paper towels
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Ramen
  • Boxes of small snack bags/cookies/trail mix
  • Pasta sauce – all sizes, jars or cans
  • Crackers/Ritz/Club/Graham
  • Canned meals (ravioli, spaghetti, chili, etc)
  • Pancake mix
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce – all sizes, jars or cans
  • Fruit cans or apple sauce (lunch box size)
  • Juice boxes
  • Tortillas or tacos
  • Salsa
  • Canned meals
  • Beans – all kinds
  • Crackers/Ritz/Club/Graham
  • Jelly
  • Snack crackers/snack bags
  • Granola/cereal bars
  • Ramen

 

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 – 11:30am or 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Currently patrons are welcome to shop once a week during the COVID-19 shut down.  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?

Frequently needed:

  • Juice (bottles or packs of boxes/pouches) or shelf stable milk
  • Ritz/club/graham crackers
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Corn and flour tortillas, taco shells
  • Cold Cereal
  • Granola Bars/breakfast bars
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Canned meals (chili, stew, ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)
  • Canned fruit/applesauce
  • Dry and canned beans (black, kidney, pinto, etc.)
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Tuna and canned chicken
  • Toilet paper
  • Pancake mix and syrup
Other items:

  • Soup
  • Mac & cheese
  • Ketchup/mustard/mayo/salsa
  • Canned vegetables
  • Rice (white, brown, or yellow)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salad Dressing
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Paper towels
  • Snacks (individual packs of crackers, chips, popcorn, etc.)
  • Cake mix and frosting
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Small water and Gatorade bottle packs

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 Mondays between 3:00 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 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.

We accept Paypal!