This hard-working Scout troop (and their siblings) gave CUP more than 1500 canned items from a food drive they held, then they worked stocking our shelves! Much thanks to them and their leaders and parents. Because of this troop, and all the other people and organizations that partner with CUP, we are able to feed our hungry neighbors!
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Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors: 2021 Summary
Despite the ravages of the pandemic, CUP continued its mission of feeding our hungry neighbors through all of 2021. Because we wanted to protect both our clients and our volunteers, we changed procedures and processes as needed, and we appreciated everyone’s patience as we adjusted.
The basic stats and info for 2021 are as follows:
We served 1266 different households throughout 2021, a total of 3389 different people.
In total, we served meals to 8565 people over the course of the year, counting our clients who we served more than once. Each time they came to CUP, they received food for three days’ worth of meals. In other words, CUP provided 77,085 meals to our clients during 2021.
Children under 18 were 26% of our cliental; seniors (60+) were 19% . Nearly 30 people over the age of 85 are included in our client list.
We have a budget of around $30,000 a year, all provided by donations and our church partners
We have 45 volunteers keeping the pantry running on a day to day basis. All of our staff is volunteer, also: Peggie Stubbs, the president; Mary Stepleton, the vice-president; and Brian Clymer, the CUP treasurer.
Our clients are especially grateful when we have personal hygiene articles (soap, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, toilet paper, feminine hygiene options) available. Those items are ones we can only stock when they are donated, so special thanks to the people and organizations who donate those.
CUP is open 3 days a week every week, and through the grace of God and the commitment of our donors and volunteers, we will continue to be open to feed our hungry neighbors. Thank you to all the individuals and churches who have made this possible.
We Are Thankful!
CUP has wonderful friends! The Asian American Association of Hotel Owners donated packets of personal care items for us to distribute to our clients . The packets include shampoo, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, Bandaids and feminine hygiene products. Many thanks to the Association–we are blessed!
And the blessings continue with the National Guard members who are working hard to help us stay open during the pandemic. A special shout out to the guard members in this picture: Amstutz, McKibben, Sims, and McDonald.
Even through this difficult time, CUP is meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors. We are so thankful!
CUP Needs A Treasurer
Are you good with numbers? Do you have a heart for helping? Do you have a few hours a month that you could volunteer to be the treasurer for Churches United Pantry (CUP)? CUP , a 501 C 3 organization, is looking for a treasurer. To qualify to be our treasurer, you must have basic accounting knowledge, be responsible for accounts payable and receivable, make monthly reports to the board, be bondable, and be responsible for filing IRS form 990 yearly. We can provide training and support to get a new treasurer up and running. CUP’s accounts receivable is less than $50,000 a year. This is not a paid position, all CUP positions are volunteers. If you are interested in talking with us about this position, contact email@example.com.
If you’re not interested in helping as our treasurer but you’d like to volunteer in other ways, email us to learn about other opportunities, too!
Thank you, Josh Moritz!
Shout Out to the Trinity UMC Youth Group
Many thanks to Youth from Trinity United Methodist Church and Youth Pastor Megan Croy! They volunteered time to cleaning and stocking the shelves at CUP this morning. Their help is much appreciated. They did an amazing job!
We need more volunteers, and we have a wide range of tasks and very flexible times. If you are interested in seeing how you or your group can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the CUP board member at one of our partner churches.