CCEFS Celebrates its 30th Anniversary!
Come join us on November 15, 2013 as we recognize those volunteers and community leaders responsible for launching the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf 30 years ago.
The event will be hosted at Guardian Angels Church - Peter O'Neil Hall and will be catered by the Lake Elmo Inn. Reception is at 6:00 PM with dinner and program to follow at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $75 each or a table of eight (8) for $500 and are available IN ADVANCE ONLY. If you are interested in purchasing, please contact us at email@example.com. Net proceeds will be dedicated to ongoing operations.
Special thanks to our Cornucopia Sponsor, The Woodbury Office of the Edina Realty Foundation.
Helping Those in Need
The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) provides help for those in need in the Woodbury community. There are times in life such as a job loss or illness that puts you in a situation that you need help. Our goal is to provide food for those families in this type of transitional need.
The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf was formed as a non-profit organization by seven Woodbury area churches in 1983. The Woodbury Lutheran Church made space available to house CCEFS, and has remained the host church ever since. Twenty-eight years later, the need continues to grow. CCEFS is now a fully registered nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation with the Internal Revenue Service and all donations are tax deductible for contributors.
In the first year of operation, an average of 5 households came to the shelf each week to obtain assistance. By 2005, the number of needy households served on average per week had increased to 75; today, as many as 100 households or more are served each week.
What Clients Receive...
Each client household receives four or more grocery bags of food, depending upon family size. In addition, the food shelf provides over 300 client households with traditional holiday dinner makings for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Approximately 650 children receive Christmas gifts with their dinner. In all, CCEFS provides more than 300,000 pounds of food and personal care products annually to those in need. Learn more about how to get help.