The Community Cupboard is a neighborhood-supported effort to help our neighbors in need of food assistance.
The concept is similar to the free library boxes you see around town, only this box swaps food and personal care items.
The Community Cupboard was installed on the south side of Coal Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets in late January 2017.
We didn’t know what to expect. We asked ourselves Will people use it? We think so. Will others contribute? We hope so.
What we’ve found is heartening. The cupboard assists numerous neighbors on a daily basis and generous donations come in nearly as quickly as items are taken. It has turned out to be a very useful addition to our downtown neighborhood and we’d like to see cupboards crop up in other parts of town.
If you’re interested in building and installing one, email us. We’re happy to answer questions and we’d also like to know where the cupboard will be so we can add the location to the Community Cupboard map.