Formed as a food bank by local churches in 1983, the Community Cupboard has grown both in size and services over the years. Currently located in a space donated by the City of Leavenworth, the Cupboard now includes a food bank and Emergency Family Assistance services. In 2018, the thrift store that had been housed at Community Cupboard was moved to its own entity, Das Thrift Haus, a few doors away. This move made room for the Community Cupboard food bank to expand to a choice model, where food bank clients use points to shop for food each month. The food bank provides residents of the Upper Valley with much needed food provisions each month, and is one of the few food banks in the state open 6 days a week. Finally, Emergency Family Assistance services through the Cupboard help local residents in need throughout the year with emergency shelter, rent & utility assistance, fuel and transportation assistance, and referrals. We are only able to offer these services through the generous donations of food, thrift store goods, volunteer hours and finances from the community. The programs of the Community Cupboard are truly an outpouring of community spirit!
219 14th Street
P.O. Box 772 (Mailing Address)
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one." Mother Teresa, founder of The Missionaries of Charity.
"As a child I grew up in a household that faced ongoing food insecurity, as a result I am so grateful for the services that MEND and the Community Cupboard provide to our beautiful mountain town. Even though our daughters do not face the same food insecurity issues that I did as a child, it is not lost on us that 58% of their classmates receive free or reduced lunch - making weekends and holiday breaks a potential time of stress. We appreciate all that MEND does to cover that gap and our family is happy to provide both volunteer support and financial support as we can." Upper Valley resident and MEND volunteer and donor.