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 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 each week during the COVID-19 season. 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, and all food and household items are offered to our patrons at no cost.
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 remain patient and in their vehicles as they wait for the line to move!
WHAT IF I CANNOT GET TO UMACC DURING OPEN HOURS?
If you do not have transportation to the UMACC, or if you are concerned that you have been exposed/or confirmed to have been exposed to the coronavirus and cannot be around others, you can request doorstep food delivery by emailing UMACC.firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below. Please note, this is only for patrons who do not have transportation or UMACC or are currently in quarantine:
Reason for needing delivery
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:
|Frequently needed foods:
||Frequently needed non-food items:
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.
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Check out the UMACC on NBC news, talking about recovery from Hurricane Ida and what is still needed!
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.
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