As some of you may already know, we have a food drive every season for the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler. Located on North Main Street, the Cupboard has been serving the community for over 30 years. It distributes food to clients on Mondays and Wednesdays; there are an estimated 100,000 food insecure people in Montgomery County which translates to 34% of residents falling below the poverty line.
Our vendors also make a weekly donation of unsold goods to the Cupboard which last year totaled over 2500 pounds of food. Since the Cupboard comes once a week already to pick-up from the vendors and since there is a constant need at the Cupboard for certain items, it seems only natural that we extend our own Food Drive to every week throughout the season. Therefore, we will be running the Cupboard’s monthly “Wish List” in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. You can drop off your donated items at the market tent and we will see that they make it to the Cupboard! This program begins Opening Day, May 2nd.
Our market tagline is “Cultivating Community Through Food” and we want to make sure this extends to the entire community. We feel like this is a small step in that direction. See you at market!