Wellspring’s Saturday Cupboard

Each Saturday morning Old First and its volunteers provide breakfast, clothing and toiletries to 50-80 people (mostly men). The cupboard functions as a “free store,” offering as much dignity and choice as possible given the availability of donations from week to week. Wellspring’s Saturday Cupboard is a site for Philabundance, a hunger relief effort in the Philadelphia area.

To Volunteer

Volunteers are welcome on Saturday mornings for a shift from 9 am to 12 pm. We are seeking volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast as well as distribute clothing and toiletries. Maximum of 6 volunteers each Saturday.

Other opportunities are available through arrangements made with our Outreach Coordinator. Contact: volunteer@oldfirstucc.org

To Donate Breakfast Items

The breakfast cupboard always needs the following food items:

  • Meats – bacon, turkey bacon, sausage, ham
  • Fruit (individual servings or fresh)
  • Juice (juice boxes or small pop-top cans)
  • Breakfast/energy bars
  • Pancake mix, oatmeal and cold cereal
  • Syrup
  • Coffee
  • Individual Creamers

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To Donate Clothing

Wellspring accepts donations of new or gently-used men’s clothing, especially pants (preferably sizes 30-38), new underwear (all sizes). Please make sure used clothing is clean and in good condition. Clothing appropriate for the current season is preferred, due to limited storage space.

Please contact the church in advance to arrange for donations.

Please note: We are unable to accept women’s or children’s clothing and men’s suits.

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