Free Indeed Community Cupboard
We are a gospel-centered community cupboard providing our “volunteers” opportunities to build something bigger than ourselves, not for ourselves, feeding us, our church’s unemployed/under-employed, and neighborhood seniors, as we support and encourage each other.
“So if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed!” – John 8:36
Serving Redeemer members and attenders (by referral only)
When: Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (no admittance after 12 p.m.)
How it works: You will be helping us unload the truck at 11:00 a.m., if you are physically able. We then have a group time centered around Jesus Christ and His Word, with plenty of discussion and sharing. We usually end by praying with and for each other before the next truck arrives. We unload again and sort as we are directed. Then we give thanks to God for all He sent and begin directed “shopping”. Before we leave we clean the space the room, and the remaining food is re-loaded on the truck for distribution to others.
What to Bring: shopping carts or bags
Serving “seniors” 62 and older (living in the West 80s neighborhood)
When: Fridays, 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Application required: You can only apply on the last Friday of the month. When applying you must bring official ID, proof of age and address.
How it works: After your application is approved, you may come on Fridays with your shopping cart to the lobby of 150 W. 83rd St. at 12:45 p.m. but no later than 1:00 p.m. Our OWLS (Older, Wiser Loving, Servants) volunteers will meet with you and take your carts upstairs to get food for you while you wait.
What to Bring: shopping carts lined with a large garbage bag
**Carts are taken upstairs at 1:00 p.m. If you arrive after 1:00 p.m. we canot accommodate you.
**Please be aware the FICC operates on a “while supplies last basis.” FICC and Redeemer Presbyterian Church do not make any claims on the freshness or safety of the food you take home, nor can we be responsible for your food allergies, known and unknown.