January marked the busiest month ever in the history of the Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County.
That was preceded by the busiest year for the Lord's Cupboard, who served 23% more people in 2013 than in any other year. End of the year food drives started 2014 with good supply levels, but that busy January quickly wiped that out.
The Lord's Cupboard sees people from all walks of life who need assistance, from those with long and short-term health issues, people on long and short-term unemployment and those who are permanently disabled. To stock up again, the Lord's Cupboard started a "Cram the Cupboard" initiative in February to encourage donations.
"We have gotten some great donations so far this month for Cram the Cupboard and you know, we're almost at the end of the month, but I guess the main thing I would like to get out there is that we need help every day," said Lord's Cupboard Coordinator Laura Cohen. "Every day of the year, so you know, even though Cram the Cupboard was my initiative for February, we need help constantly."
Cohen said the Lord's Cupboard is especially always looking for canned goods, boxed foods and paper products.
They are open weekdays from 1-4 p.m. for people to drop off either food or monetary donations. To make a donation drop-off appointment outside normal hours, call 641-472-8457.
For more information on the Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County, visit their website.