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The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard Receives Core Values Award in King of Prussia District’s 2024 Awards Program

April 1, 2024 – The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard proudly announces that it has been named a recipient of the Core Values Award in King of Prussia District’s 2024 Awards Program.

Each year, King of Prussia District honors individuals and companies for their commitment to King of Prussia’s transformation and growth at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the District’s Report to the Community release. Award recipients are selected by a jury based on their 2023 impact and performance in KOP.

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard and 11 other honorees–ranging from developers to nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies–were recognized on March 28, 2024 at the District’s Bright Bash at The Alloy Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton in King of Prussia. The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard was selected for a Core Values Award in recognition of their determination to address the needs of those who are most vulnerable in the community.

“We are honored to receive this esteemed award from the King of Prussia District. The King of Prussia District has been a committed partner to the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard, sponsoring many fundraisers and food drives. Together, our shared value of determination enables the Community Cupboard to continue serving those who are food insufficient in our community,” said Alice Hope, President of the Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard.



Established in 2018, 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. UMACC’s goal is to nurture and sustain an ongoing collection network that ensures our pantry is stocked year-round, and to weave this empathetic response into the fabric of our community.  We partner with schools, community organizations, corporations, and neighbors of good will who hold food drives to supply the UMACC.


Driven by a progressive vision of King of Prussia as Greater Philadelphia’s economic powerhouse and premier location for community and commerce, King of Prussia District is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization that represents 431 commercial property owners with a combined $2.3B in assessed property value. Founded in 2010 through an Upper Merion Township ordinance, King of Prussia District boldly pursues its mission of accelerating economic growth by making King of Prussia more vibrant attractive and prosperous through work across five programs: Land Use & Zoning; Marketing & Communications; Physical Improvements; Research & Data Analytics; and Transportation