The Food Cupboard became a volunteer effort in late summer of 1996 from the basement of St. Columba’s church office at 329 Iron Street. The weekly giveaway was quickly expanded to twice weekly by December of that year. In the summer of 1997, the Food Cupboard expanded from one church to two and by fall, to the churches of the Bloomsburg Ministerium.


In the spring of 2000, St. Columba purchased the Winona Fire Hall and designated the first floor for use by the Food Cupboard. Renovations, done mostly by volunteers, began immediately.   We moved in late winter of 2001. Many community organizations, businesses and individuals contribute to the Food Cupboard making it possible for us to reach hundreds of families.

our history

The Bloomsburg Food Cupboard is a 100% Ecumenical, volunteer non-profit organization that provides food assistance to those in need in the Bloomsburg, PA area.


“Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” - Deuteronomy 15:11


Anyone can join this effort, please email us at

info@BloomsburgFoodCupboard so you can receive information.


A NOTE FROM OUR volunteers

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.


Each week 30-35 businesses donate food which our volunteers pick up.


We're always looking for help.  Contact us to volunteer...

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Annual Events