Food Cupboard: preparation
by Lauri Cielo
June 02, 2014
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week.
The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not.
Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age.
Lauri Cielo serves as the Director of Communications and Development at St. Peter's Church.