Ways To Help
The Cupboard is requesting non-perishable, non-expired food items such as canned items, boxed meals, canned meat – tuna, chicken, etc., condiments such as catsup and mustard, toiletries, hygiene items, paper products, diapers, pet food, can openers, monetary donations… (Home canned or perishable items cannot be accepted.) We do not buy paper products such as diapers, bathroom tissue, soap products or hygiene items so these are always welcome. Even something as basic as a can opener is needed at times.
Think Outside The Box
Here are some unique and thoughtful ways to help Cody Cupboard
1. Become a monthly sustainer and give a little each month. Every $1 donated = 4 meals.
2. Trying to quit smoking? Donate what you’re saving on NOT smoking to Cody Cupboard.
3. Leave a legacy by remembering the Cody Cupboard in your will and estate planning.
4. Pass up coffee or snacks for a week and donate what you would spend to Cody Cupboard.
5. Volunteer for our food drive or year round at our pantry.
6. Challenge other like businesses (Banks, real estate offices, schools, churches or local merchants) to raise the most money and food for our cause.
7. Donate in another’s name what you would normally spend for a birthday, Christmas, anniversaries etc to the Cody Cupboard.
8. Instead of having guests bring gifts to various occasions, have them bring a can of food.
9. GO WITHOUT FOOD FOR ONE DAY like some of our neighbors are doing and give the equivalent amount in food or money to the Cupboard.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
It’s a simple and fun way for people who grow a garden every year to contribute fresh produce to Cody Cupboard. Simply plant one extra row of produce in the spring then donate the harvest to Cody Cupboard.
Plant a Row for Hunger (PAR) began in Anchorage Alaska, in 1995, and since then the program has produced about 11 million pounds of food that has been donated to charities nationwide. Cody Master Gardeners brought the program to Cody and it caught on quickly in the community. The first year Cody was involved the program produced 483 pounds of food, and in 2010 over 1000 pounds was donated. To become involved in the program contact a local master gardener. Call the University of Wyoming Extension at 307-527-8560 for the list of local master gardeners.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering please either call 307-586-3732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.