Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS)

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf provides food, personal care items and other resources to people in crisis throughout Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall and South Maplewood. WCC partners with CCEFS by supporting its work with volunteers, cash donations and food donations, as well as by sharing its story with others in the community to help broaden its donor base. Through ongoing collections, WCC donates more than 200 pounds of food plus cash donations each year.

Ways to Get Involved:

• Donate food or personal products in the collection bins in the church lobby.

• Volunteer or help coordinate a volunteer event at Christian Cupboard’s facility.

• Raise awareness among friends, neighbors and co-workers to contribute.


Stephanie Ashrafi

Feeding the Hungry

If you had $100 to spend, how many pounds of food do you think you could buy? It's easy to spend that much and easily be able to carry the groceries in just a couple of trips. Maybe 100 pounds? 200 tops. Christian Cupboard, on the other hand, can use its partnerships to make $100 purchase thousands of pounds of food.

Wondering if there is really a need here in Woodbury? And if so how great is that need? A recent study ranked the Twin Cities ninth in the nation for growth in suburban poverty, finding the number of suburban poor increased from 90,000 in 200o to 204,000 in 2011. In 2012, more than 8,500 people per day used a food shelf in Minnesota.  

Founded more than 30 years ago, CCEFS serves as many as 100 households or more each week, and provides more 300,000 pounds of food and personal products annually to those in need throughout Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall, and South Maplewood. 

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink..."  -Matthew 25:35