The Community Food Cupboard
The Community Food Cupboard provides nutritious food to people in need in the Northshire. We are located in the Manchester Center Town Office Building, 6039 Main Street. Food is distributed on Wednesdays from 2:00 until 4:00 and Thursdays from 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00.
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The Community Food Cupboard is committed to ensuring that every person has the food they need to reach their human potential. Those with the courage to ask for help can trust that CFC cares only about the wellbeing of everyone in our community. Making that personal, trusting connection means that anyone—regardless of national origin, race, gender, culture, age, income level, disability or any other attribute—should feel that we are open, diverse and welcoming. CFC wants every individual in need of food assistance to be assured that they are welcome to access the food and services we provide without concern for their safety or privacy.
As a member of the Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger relief organization, CFC has joined together with other member organizations to commit to treat all of our neighbors with dignity and respect. Any information collected is used only to provide better service to our neighbors. Food is a basic human right, and CFC is a sanctuary for those seeking to exercise that right.
In an effort to reach more working families and others who may be struggling this winter, The Community Food Cupboard is adding weekend distribution hours. This month, CFC will open on Saturday February 25th from 10:00 until 12:00.
For the recipes used in our recent food prep demonstration click here.
Wednesday afternoons, 1:45 - 4:15.
Thursdays, two shifts, 9:30- noon or 1:45- 4:15.
Our big truck arrives in the morning on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Give us a call if you'd like to help out!
For more information on volunteering at CFC contact Martha Carey at
(802) 362-0057 or (802) 770-4346.
Food for the Body, Food for the Soul
On Saturday, November 5th, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, please join Wisehand practitioners Molly Beverage Licensed Acupuncturist, Carson Lake Certified Reflexologist and Kimberly Hayden Certified Massage Therapist in welcoming the holiday season with a free treatment of your choice in exchange for 3 non-perishable food items for the Community Food Cupboard of Manchester. This time of year can be stressful for those without the means to get enough food on their tables during the holidays and can also be stressful with all the holiday planning and get togethers. Take care of both of these at the same time by treating yourself to a new means of healing and de-stressing while helping out those who need food for their tables. Treatments will be at the Wisehands office at 896 Vermont Route 30 in Dorset, across from the Dorset Nursing Association and will be by appointment only. To reach each of these practitioners to make an appointment, or for more information, call 803-384-0310 to reach Molly, 802-325-3641 to reach Carson and 518-859-0842 for Kimberly.
Food Cupboard Receives Honor and Grant
EQUINOX TERRACE ASSISTED LIVING TO HONOR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS WITH ANNUAL SENIOR SERVICE AWARD
MANCHESTER CENTER, VT - 2016 – For the past 18 years, Reverend Jim Gray has paid weekly visits to Equinox Terrace Assisted Living to perform religious services and spend time with the residents at the assisted living community. Reverend Gray embodies a strong dedication to serving others, especially seniors, through his volunteer efforts and personal life. Because of his dedication to giving back and his willingness to serve others, Equinox Terrace Assisted Living is presenting Reverend Gray with the annual Equinox Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award. The senior service award is presented by Equinox Terrace each year to a deserving senior volunteer who dedicates their time to the benefit of other local seniors, and acknowledges the important work seniors do to give back to their community. Additionally, the community will also recognize Community Food Cupboard for the organization’s commitment to providing nutritious food to people in need. Community Food Cupboard and Reverend Gray will each be awarded a $500 gift from Equinox Terrace Assisted Living during a special ceremony held at the senior living community (324 Equinox Terrace Road) on Friday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m.