The Community Cupboard Food Pantry is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford. The Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and provides food to anyone in need. Most clients come from Medford, but the Pantry also serves residents of Somerville, Malden, Everett, Chelsea, Cambridge, Revere, and other surrounding towns. Clients must be 18 years old to receive food and have a picture I.D. with their address on it or a picture I.D. such as a passport, plus an official piece of mail to show their address.
The Pantry typically provides food for 70-80 clients each week. At Thanksgiving, the Food Pantry organizes a very large distribution that includes a turkey and all the fixings, and people of all ages from the church and the community come together to pre-bag the food. At all other times, clients choose and bag their own food.