The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) has extended service hours to better meet the needs of the people who are served. In response to a customer survey, the food shelf, located in the lower level of Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road, is now open three days per week: Monday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
In addition, changes have been made to the distribution process; food shelf customers are now able to “shop” for their food, assisted by a volunteer, rather than receive pre-packaged bags of food as they had in the past. By changing to a choice model, customers receive the food their families will eat, resulting in less waste and a more dignified experience.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or if your family needs assistance, please visit www.christiancupboard.org for details.
CCEFS is celebrating 30 years of serving the communities of Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall, and South Maplewood by hosting a gala to honor the organization’s founders. The event will be held at Guardian Angels Church, Peter O’Neill Hall on Friday, November 15, beginning with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner catered by the Lake Elmo Inn at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance for $75 each, and tables of eight for $500. To purchase tickets, please contact Jim Tobin at 651-270-2829 or email@example.com.