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Penrose food cupboard needs volunteers

My Neighbor's Cupboard says they only have 6 volunteers right now, keeping the operation going
My Neighbors Cupboard is Penrose's only food distribution
Posted at 10:11 PM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 11:07:17-04

PENROSE — Founder of My Neighbor's Cupboard in Penrose wants to know - "Who do you serve?".

On Sunday, Founder Amanda Suddoth hosted a volunteer event, in hopes of recruiting more helping hands at the food cupboard.

"We're tired. Our solid core base is about six volunteers," said Suddoth.

The cupboard wants volunteers who can dedicate roughly 10 hours a week to the program.

Volunteers help with events, getting the cupboard setup and run on a daily basis, mobile food distributions, and much more.

"It's really a family, and we try to make everybody in the community feel like part of this big family as well," said Pam Caprio, who has been volunteering since the pandemic began.

The Neighbor's Cupboard is different from a food pantry. Food pantries typically require some sort of financial qualification to get food, but the cupboard is a place for any senior citizens, veterans, or working-class neighbors to come and shop for free food.

"Do you wake up every day to serve yourself? Or do you wake up every day to serve others? ... When you find that you're serving others, you don't have a bad day," said Suddoth.

For more information on volunteering, click here.

Gooseberry Patch Restaurant donated food for the volunteer event.