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.
Recognized by the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 non-profit of the year, 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.