The St. Mary's Food Cupboard was created as an emergency food cupboard in 1986. It is an on-going Outreach Program that serves the needs of the less-fortunate in the city of Windsor. In 201, 14,529 clients received food to help them with the challenge of feeding their families, regardless of nationality, place of residence or religious affiliation. The Food Cupboard is not a member of the National Food Bank and does not receive financial support from the National Food Bank Organization. The Food Cupboard depends on donations from churches, schools, organizations and individuals. The Food Cupboard is open Monday, and Fridays from 9-12. It is staffed by volunteers who commit their time and energy on a weekly basis. Each day of the week, volunteers pick up donated breads and desserts from Costco. A volunteer shops weekly to purchase the staples for the cupboard which include spaghetti, pasta sauce, soups, tuna, and macaroni and cheese. Through financial donations we are able to purchase other items such as peanut butter and cereal. St. Mary's Food Cupboard will always be here for our clients as long as we have supportive, caring people who give from their hearts. With your support of our Food Cupboard, you are not only feeding people in need, but you are also sharing with them the gifts of LOVE and HOPE. For many, standing in line at our Food Cupboard is the last place in the world they ever thought they'd be. It is very heartwarming to see how appreciative our clients are when they receive these gifts.
On behalf of the parishioners, our Rector, Archdeacon Jane Humphreys, the volunteers and the clients of the St. Mary's Food Cupboard, thanks to everyone who supports this important Outreach Program.