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.
Please click on the button to 'like' us on Facebook to get updated scheduling/closing information. In case of bad weather, CFC will close if Manchester Elementary School closes.
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 April 29th from 10:00 until 12:00.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
The Community Food Cupboard is seeking volunteers and gardeners to help us ensure that local families in need have access to fresh vegetables this summer. Come help us plant some rows in CFC's garden at Equinox Valley Nursery or plant an extra row in your own garden to donate to CFC!
Our garden space, plus all of the seeds and plants are generously donated by Equinox Valley Nursery owners Roger and Penny Preuss. A team of volunteers do the planting, tending, and harvesting. Our Plant a Row Garden provides thousands of pounds of fresh veggies each year which are distributed by CFC to local families all summer long.
Too busy in your own garden to volunteer? We hope you will consider planting an extra row dedicated to donate. Don't know what to do with your bumper crop of zucchini? Drop it off at Equinox Nursery anytime or at CFC on Wednesday or Thursday.
For more information about volunteering in our Plant a Row garden please call CFC at 362-0057 or e-mail us through the contact page.
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.