The Hamilton Food Cupboard is a local emergency food pantry that provides five days worth of food to families in need in the Hamilton and Madison school districts who fall within income guidelines set by the federal government.
In addition, the Food Cupboard operates a number of other programs that provides assistance to low income families each year, such as a summer lunch program that allows families to access food each week in the summer months to help provide for children who are not eating lunch at school. They also help students with backpacks and school supplies at the start of each school year, and they partner with other local organizations to provide fresh food to families for the holiday season.
The Food Cupboard has a number of partnerships in place with other local organizations, schools and farms that allow them to provide fresh, locally grown produce to families, and to provide referrals for other services that might be of assistance to families who visit them.
Funds raised through Madison County Gives for the Hamilton Food Cupboard will be used to purchase things that are not commonly donated to the Food Cupboard, such as hygiene items and fresh fruits and vegetables.