First United Methodist Church is seeking to hire an Interim Director for the Lord's Cupboard food pantry. This is a part time 20 hour per week position. Applications can be found on our website or by coming to the church office 127 North 10th St. Full job description will be given to candidates prior to interviews.
- To Receive Assistance:
You will need an ID and proof of Webster County residency, Social Security Number of all living in the home and you need to meet the USDA/TEFAP income guidlines.
The Lord's Cupboard celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. The total households served were 1,215 in 2014. The opperating budget annualing is $120,000, and the monthly grocery budget (not including donated items) is $10,000. The annual food insecurity rate for Iowa is 12.6%, and for Webster County it is 14.4%.
- Special Needs:
Canned meat, boxed meal starters, pickles, cereal, cake and dessert mixes, cooking oil, toilet paper, paper towels, klenex.
Volunteers are always needed to put together groceries for clients during hours of operation. Volunteers are also needed for the advisory board, fundraising events, food truck unloading, office work, and computer data entry.
- Mission Statement:
Motivated by Christ's love, the Lord's Cupboard continues Christ's work by feeding the unemployed, the working poor, the elderly, and the physically and mentally challenged in the Fort Dodge area. We strive to foster a caring atmosphere and treat each person with dignity and care about each one as an individual. We are dedicated to maintaining continous growth in service to assist our clients to improve their quality of life. It is our hope that those who receive food will be strenghtened in body and soul. Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the Lord is good."
- Policy Statement:
Our ministry is based on providing EMERGENCY food assistance to our clients up to 5 times in a calendar year. Clients determine their need and when to come for assistance. We will provide food and basic household supplies for the size of our family. Our food pantry list was designed by a registered dietician and we encourage healthy choices, meal planning and stretching your grocery $$. For ideas, recipes, and assistance ask a Lord's Cupboard volunteer.