Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard, Inc.
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has been meeting the needs of local individuals and families whose incomes fall at or below the Federal Government Poverty Guidelines since 1973.
The Cupboard was founded by Mattie N. Dixon, a longtime resident of Ambler, in response to learning that people in her community were going hungry. She started in her basement and moved to several other homes for her service, including Zion Baptist Church, Church of the Brethren, and 57 Butler Ave. In 2004, with the help from the community and the Ambler Rotary Club, Mrs. Dixon was able to purchase our current building on Main Street.
The Cupboard has come a long way over the years! We have expanded to include an extensive list of food items (including fresh produce, dairy, frozen meats and baked goods), a boutique with clothing and household items, annual holiday programs, back to school backpack program and financial assistance in emergency situations, when available.
The Cupboard also has a nurse screening program (provided by Abington Health Community Health) and job assistance program.
Our food pantry is governed by volunteer board members, with an Executive Director in charge of overall operations. Our Board meets once a month to review programs, financials and other matters.
Our mission statement is to facilitate the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors”. We strive to keep families together by providing them with goods and services so they can become more self-sufficient over time.
We achieve this by:
— Coordinating the collection of money, food, clothing and small household items,
— Providing these items to people in need in our local communities;
— Developing and advocating for programs which strengthen families under stress.
Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard does not discriminate against clients, applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin or ability.