Elizabethtown’s Community Cupboard is moving in with other Elizabethtown social services into the Community Place on Washington. In this new space, they will have more room for inventory, and for the customers to browse when they come.
“We’re a local food pantry and we cover the Elizabethtown, Rheems and Bainbridge zip codes. We are now part of the local social services building. It’s called the community place on Washington. So we are in the bottom level, we have the bottom level for our food bank and upstairs is ECHOS, Etown community Care, Elizabethtown HUB, among a few other places.”
Customers choose their foods based on the Choose My Plate pamphlet, a guide to a healthy diet according to the US department of agriculture. The Community Cupboard provides fruits, grains, vegetables, juices, proteins, as well as a variety of hygiene related items.
“He made us a huge donation box that’s outside, it’s accessible 24 hours a day, and it’s located right outside of our building. We accept cans and we accept boxed foods, anything non-perishable, and it has to be non-glass. So that’s open 24 hours and people can donate.”
The Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown and Melissa plan on bringing in educational cooking classes to help citizens be more frugal with their spending.
In Elizabethtown, Michael Wong, wetown.org.