Donating foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, canned goods, dried pasta & rice, peanut butter, and cereal is a wonderful way to make sure the individuals who depend on the services have some variety at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. Money provides great flexibility to help bridge the gap that occurs with donations when we fall short on things like cereal, peanut butter and other items. When we purchase items to fill gaps, we feel the responsibility to buy items at the best price possible. This often results in bulk purchases. Is there anyone who wants the same cereal everyday?
There are also non-food items needed like supplies to repackage food into healthier portions, cleaning supplies, office supplies and funding normal expenses like this website for example.
The bottom line is that both are needed, and we must have a balance of both. The Bloomsburg Food Cupboard is grateful for any and all donations of food, financial donations, services, supplies, and volunteer time.
Food donations are accepted at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard door during distribution times.
We are open two days a week:
Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sundays 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
During off hours, donation boxes are provided on the Main Street side of the Food Cupboard building and also inside the St. Columba Church door closest to the rectory, accessible from the church parking lot at Third and Iron streets.
In addition to volunteering, many ask if it is better to donate money or to donate food. The answer is not as easy as you might think. There are positive and negative points to both sides.