WHAT IS THE OCEAN CITY ECUMENICAL COUNCIL’S COMMUNITY FOOD CUPBOARD?

The Ocean City Community Food Cupboard is located at St. Peters Methodist Church.  The entrance is located in the alley between Wesley Avenue and Central Avenue.  The Food Cupboard is open Monday through Friday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, but will be closed on holidays.
Phone: (609) 398-3191

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday  1 pm to 3 pm
Closed on Holidays

OCEAN CITY COMMUNITY FOOD CUPBOARD MISSION:   
The Ocean Ecumenical Community Food Cupboard gathers and distributes an emergency food supply to help those in need .The Cupboard is completely staffed and maintained by volunteers.
The Food Cupboard has provided emergency food for many children and adults each year.
  

YEAR:      INDIVIDUALS SERVED:
2011                  2412 
2012                  6,360 (Super storm Sandy)
 
2013                  2188
2014                  2574
2015                  2318
2016                  2030
2017                  2401
2018                  1995
2019                  1725
2020                  1,321
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The shelves in the Food Cupboard are stocked with donations from:
*Community Food Drives:
*Postal Service
*Ocean City Schools
*The Ocean City Public Library

Food Collected By:
 *Local Churches
 *Ocean City Free Public Library
 *Ocean City Community Center
 *Community Organizations
 *Business Organizations


Food is purchased with monetary donations and various grants. 


Food is also received from the State Food Purchase Program.

Ocean City Girl Scout Troop #41371 members and their leader Jill Adamson visiting the Food Cupboard. The troop's theme for November is about Thanksgiving and they were learning about "giving hearts."  They brought items from their homes that were listed on the Food Cupboard list of needed food items.  The Troop will possibly use this food drive and future donations to earn a badge. The girls were excited about visiting the Food Cupboard to see where their donations were to shelved and distributed.

NEED HELP? VISIT THE FOOD CUPBOARD:
Ocean City residents in need will receive a generous emergency supply of food once every 30 days. Non-perishable food is provided in pre-packed grocery bags that are filled according to family size. If further need arises before 30 days have passed, the client may receive a referral for additional food from the Ocean City Social Service Office located at 821 Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Ocean City Community Food Cupboard was originally start in 1976, by a group of volunteers from Ocean City’s faith based Churches.
The Ocean City Ecumenical Council (OCEC) was formed in 1983. At that time the Food Cupboard became a program under the Council’s governing body.