The Open Line's Community Food Cupboard is designed to provide food to local families who do not currently have the financial means to meet their nutritional needs. There are two types of assistance through the food cupboard: emergency food provided through community food donations and the government food program. Eligibility varies by program.
In addition to food, our cupboard is able to provide local families in need with other basic necessities such as infant formula, diapers, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and paper products (when available). Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers are also available at The Open Line to seniors who meet the income guidelines (while supplies last).
Approximately 138 food orders are distributed each month to local families in need. Income-eligible families are able to access the food cupboard once a month; exceptions can be made based on a family's need and current situation.
Food Cupboard Hours:
|Tuesday||1:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:30 - 11:30 a.m.||1:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
|Friday||10:30 - 11:30 a.m.||1:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
|Additional hours available by appointment only.|
How to Schedule Food Pick-Up:
- Step 1: Beginning July 1 of each year, families requesting food must meet with a counselor to complete an initial intake.
- Step 2: Following the initial visit, The Open Line requests that families call 24-hours in advance to set-up their next appointment for food pick-up. Families may access the cupboard once a month.
- Step 3: In case of emergency or if there is a change in circumstance, families should contact the office and speak to a counselor directly.
For more information about this program, please contact The Open Line at 215.679.4112 or by e-mail at email@example.com.