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Food Cupboard Returns to St. Peter's on Wednesday

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard has been operating temporarily from the Civic Center.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard will return to its first floor location at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

After being temporarily located at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center due to flooding on the first floor at St. Peter’s, the Food Cupboard is renewed, restored and ready to continue its 36-year tradition of serving the needy residents of Ocean City.

Beginning Wednesday, the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard will be open noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Peter’s, Eighth Street and Central Avenue.

The Food Cupboard is managed and operated by volunteers from churches throughout Ocean City. As many as 80 families per day have been serviced during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Food certificates were also distributed for Thanksgiving and Christmas to more than 300 individuals and families.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council will continue its long tradition of service by providing food for needy families and seniors residing in Ocean City in the year ahead. Many families that have been displaced after the storm will continue to need food upon their return to their homes. The Ecumenical Council will continue to be there for them as they have for more than three decades.

The outpouring of support both locally and nationwide has been unprecedented.  The Ocean City Ecumenical Council is most grateful and thanks all the volunteers and donors for their generosity, for their time and for their encouragement.

Our mission is “to provide for the needy of our community.” Your generosity will help to continue that mission. Please consider making a monetary donation and mail to: Ocean City Ecumenical Council, Inc., P.O. Box 1001, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

— News release from the Ocean City Ecumenical Council

Staci Scheetz January 01, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Great news! Thanks to all who have worked so hard through the years.
Eleanor January 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Great News! Personally, I think we should send the food cupboard volunteers and OCNJ Cares down to Washington to show them how to rally support and donations in a crisis. They might learn something.
joe January 02, 2013 at 06:17 PM
yes lets send OCNJ Cares leadership to Washington, DC or someplace

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