The Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard offers food, clothing, employment assistance/job help/resume building, medical referrals, housing referrals and emergency financial assistance. We are open 5 days a week from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday with food and clothing distributions held on Mondays and Wednesdays.
We are a 501 C (3) non-profit food pantry located in Montgomery County. For over 40 years, the Cupboard has relied on the generosity of the people in the communities we serve. We do not receive federal funding and raise all of our operating costs thru the support of local fundraising efforts.
The Cupboard serves Ambler, North Hills and some of the surrounding area. We offer a once-a-month food supplement to families who fall below the Montgomery County Poverty level. The Cupboard serves one-person-households to large families, most of whom do not have enough income to purchase ample food supplies. Our assistance is available to anyone who lives in our service area and qualifies financially for assistance. We currently help over 3,000 families per year with food, clothing & other services and the number is climbing.
The Cupboard was founded by Mattie N. Dixon, a longtime resident of Ambler and a true visionary. In response to learning that people in her community were going hungry, she started serving families out of her basement in 1973. As word spread of Mattie’s generosity and others joined her efforts, she moved to several other homes for her service, including Zion Baptist Church, Church of the Brethren, and 57 Butler Ave. In 2004, with help from the community and the Ambler Rotary Club, Mrs. Dixon was able to purchase our current building on Main Street.