Landfall Mobile Food Shelf:
Creating a Community Resource
In September 2020, Open Cupboard started its first service of the Landfall Mobile Food Shelf. Prior, we had only Senior Mobiles--a mobile food shelf for a senior living center-- or one-time large-scale distributions for various communities. This would be the first long-standing mobile food shelf in a community setting and we knew that Landfall was a perfect community to start in. The Landfall is a low-income community with about 300 families, half of which speak Spanish. While we knew there was need in Landfall, we were not seeing residents come to Open Cupboard--so we decided to come to them.
Every Tuesday, rain or shine or a surprise snowstorm, Open Cupboard is in Landfall. Families are able to walk into the Community Center and pick out the food they want. Those that can't make the distribution can get a food pack delivered to their house courtesy of Newtrax. Each week, we serve about 80 families and all together will provide food to about half of the residents of Landfall.