NEWS & EVENTS

November 1, 2022

“We have been busy getting ready for Thanksgiving at the Cupboard by assisting QuadCity Christian Church in registering Families for Holiday Food Boxes and providing information for other Holiday Meal Resources. We will also have a limited number of Hams, Turkeys and “Fixin’s” for families through the Cupboard starting the week before Thanksgiving, Monday the 14th of November thanks to the Generous Support of the Prescott United Methodist Church, Costco and others!

The Prescott Public Library has installed a Lending Library in our waiting area which is becoming quite popular! Thank you to them!

We have nearly doubled our number of clients since last year and continue to grow. All donations are greatly appreciated!

In November we have food drives from Local PEO chapters, Sacred Heart Church and the Yavapai Indian Community. We are so thankful for the support!

Let’s remember our staff and our Volunteers who keep our doors open and always supply a kind word and smile to our clients!

We started the year with 1522 clients and 4204 people. At the end of October, we had 2751 clients representing 6889 family members.

We have averaged 123 new clients and 269 new family members a month, this year.

October 1, 2022

More and more people need our services each month. 25% of our Clients were new to us in September 2022.

We are now providing a food resource list for people who need more than what our supplemental program can provide. We also are including where hot meals are served in the area each day of the week. A full resource guide for all services will be provided soon.

As we prepare for the Holidays, we have Prescott United Methodist Church preparing “FIXIN’S BAGS” once again with all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal for families. They are also donating Turkeys. We are seeking additional donations of Turkeys and Hams in November.

We recently provided emergency bags of food to Prescott Public Library outreach program. We hope to have a “Lending Library” provided by the Library soon in the hallway for clients to peruse as they wait to pick up their food.

September 2022 Happenings

Our long-awaited awning is installed and looks great! Thanks to the generous support of The United Way of Yavapai County our clients are now protected from the elements. The Cupboard now stands out and can be clearly seen from Miller Valley Rd., Hillside Ave. and Willow Creek Rd.

August was another busy month for us where 26% of our clients were NEW clients to the Cupboard. The need just appears to keep growing in these difficult times. We have served twice as many people this year as last year.

Generous support from local church and neighborhood food drives have helped us to continue to serve people facing food insecurity. Grants and Donations have helped us greatly as well as support from local merchants.

August 2022 Happenings

We are now registered with Fry’s Community Rewards program which donates a small portion of your spending at Fry’s to a registered charity.

 


 


We are now an Amazon Smile registered charity.


 

The Daily Courier article August 6, 2022

Community food bank seeks excess homegrown produce

Originally Published: August 6, 2022 3:51 p.m.
Contributed photos of the home gardens. (Courtesy)

The Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank is eager to accept any “overabundance” of produce that local home gardeners may have this season to offer nourishment to those in need, according to an agency news release.

The Cupboard has been serving the community for close to 50 years, offering nutritious foods and staples to those experiencing food insecurity, the release said.

Since June of 2021 we have doubled the number of people we serve, and the pounds of food distributed. As of June 30, 2022 we served 12,598 people and distributed 127,618 pounds of food, the release said.

Anyone who may be willing to share the fruit and produce from their harvests is asked to drop off any such donations to the agency’s food bank located at 777 West Hillside Avenue and Miller Valley Road. Donations can be received Mondays and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For those who may require a pickup, volunteers are available to do those on an appointment basis. To do so, call 928-277-0092 and leave a message.

Anyone in need of food assistance can come to the food bank for distribution on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The agency asks guests to complete a registration form, but no identification is required, and food is available to take home at the same time.

PRESCOTT COMMUNITY CUPBOARD
HOME GARDENING VOLUNTEER REFLECTS ON THE POWER OF SHARING ONE’S ‘ABUNDANCE’

“Those of us who garden know about abundance — abundance of cherry tomatoes and zucchini, fruit trees whose fruit ripens all at once,” wrote volunteer Liz Gleason.

“When I gardened in Oregon, I could grow anything (and did). I have struggled in Arizona, and with age and arthritis, have given up the will to “try harder.”

She said she counts herself fortunate that a friend and her husband — she identified them only as Nancy and Chuck — “have taken on the challenge and succeeded magnificently.”

She said they have transformed large water drainage pipes into planters for raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

“Raised beds include Italian zucchini, Japanese eggplant, string beans and poblano chiles. Trees include 4 in 1 apple, peach, Braeburn apple, apricot, nectarine and almond (everything on drip of course).” She said her friends’ “pride and joy” are her tomatoes, with three different plants filling half of her greenhouse.

“After eating, canning and sharing, Nancy takes her abundance over to her local food bank who are thrilled to receive it,” Gleason said. “Fresh produce is needed and desired by those who come to be served by food banks. This need is hard to fill and requires the generosity of supermarkets, outdoor markets and individuals willing to donate their unsold or unused products. Please consider your local food bank when looking at your own abundance. Encourage your produce managers at your grocery store to donate to the food bank.

“If you are picking up a good deal for yourself, consider buying extra for your food bank. Along with gas and other commodities, food has become increasingly expensive and often out of reach for many. If you have the resources, please don’t forget to pick up extra produce and drop it by your local food bank. And enjoy your garden (or the generosity of your neighbors).

Information provided by Prescott Community Cupboard.

Food Drive for Yavapai Food Bank and Community Cupboard

Ken Davis – April 22, 2022
Photo courtesy of Prescott News


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Prescott Rotary clubs are honoring their Annual Week of Service
They are holding a canned and boxed goods food drive
This will benefit Yavapai Food Bank & Community Cupboard
Donations can be dropped off Friday-Sunday, at the Willow Creek Safeway and the Gail Gardner Walmart
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