The need for food assistance especially at this time remains high across our region and continues to grow. The purpose of Father’s Cupboard (FC) is to provide relief through food and related dry goods to underserved individuals and families every two weeks at our current church location. We are an open pantry and seek to continue to provide help whenever needed.

Father’s Cupboard has been in operation helping out the food insecure since 1994. The church that housed the pantry closed its doors but we are now continuing its mission in feeding recipients within our community. 

We envision a community in which everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food and our mission is to love our neighbor and help the food insecure with programs that provide food, promote nutrition, increase self-sufficiency, and instill hope. In doing so, Father’s Cupboard will continue to ensure that food relief has a more meaningful, enduring impact.

To accomplish our mission, we will want to make certain that our recipients are properly cared for but we also understand that this may be an opportunity for us to grow in many ways through a network of community organizations by engaging them to come together in the fight to help the food insecure making certain to do everything possible to help keep our recipients fed. Join us and help fulfill GRC’s Vision. It is our hope that because of our service, kindness, love, and by building bridges of relationships with others we can provide well-needed help and hope in today’s uncertain environments.

FATHER’S CUPBOARD VALUES

In all that we do, we strive to:

  • Promote understanding of food insecurity 
  • Inspire community involvement 
  • Respect diversity – Provide unity in diversity 
  • Appreciate every contribution 
  • Respond to evolving needs 
  • Demonstrate transparency 
  • Practice good stewardship 
  • Model excellence 
  • Encourage healthy living 
  • Understand the value of humility

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Ways to get involved!

Inventory Assistant

Father’s Cupboard is in need of an Inventory Assistant. They will work with the Pantry Coordinator with product inventory the last week of each month. This report is in compliance with NJ Food Pantry rules.

Specifications:
A three month commitment is requested, with the opportunity to extend if desired.
Once a month, for approximately 4 hours (this is a new position and actual time might be +/-)
Must be able to lift 20+ pounds if necessary.

If you are interested in this position please email fatherscupboard@graceredeemer.com 

Location: FC Warehouse

Thursday Workdays from 3:00-8:00 PM

Father’s Cupboard has regular WORK DAYS.  Behind the scenes volunteers are an essential cog-in-the-wheel to making our public goods Distribution Days happen. 

Thursday is our weekly workday from 3:00 – 8:00 PM. Most people come in 2 or 3 hour shifts. Tasks vary weekly and may include: room maintenance, cleaning, stocking, organization, inventorying, computer work, taping boxes, labeling bags, writing notes…

(Minimum age is around 10 yrs. with a parent present, please contact us ahead of time to discuss bringing younger children)

EVERYONE must wear closed toe shoes for your safety and so that we are in compliance with NJ Health Laws. 

Location: FC Warehouse

Saturday Distributions from 8:30-11:00 AM & 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Father’s Cupboard needs volunteers to serve the community through our food pantry every other Saturday. You can sign up for half a day or the entire session; from 8:30-11:00 AM and/or 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. We always need Spanish speaking translators to help us communicate with our families. 

(Please wear closed toe shoes for your own protection and as required by NJ Health Laws. Please dress conservatively and weather comfortable. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.)

Location:  Father’s Cupboard – GRC 21 Harristown Road, Glen Rock, NJ

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