Cora's Cupboard, our food pantry, was established in our church on June 14, 1987 as a parting gift to Cora Mayo, a much loved member of the church who was moving to Maine. Prior to that time there was only one food pantry located in Eastham for all the towns use. Now there are pantires in all the Lower Cape communitites. Cora's Cupboard is the Orleans pantry.
People who use the pantry must first register with the Lower Cape Outreach Council. Then whenever they need food, they simply call the LCOC office. The office worker contacts the pantry volunteer who then calls the client and sets up a time to meet them at the pantry.
Cora's Cupboard is opern Monday thru Friday. We provide canned and dried goods, paper items, etc. We also have a refrigerator that we keep stocked with milk, cheese, eggs, and margarine. In the freezer we try to have chicken or meat, frozen pizzas, frozen veggies, etc. Each month we recieve a delivery from the Greater Boston Food Bank, which provides us with some fresh vegetables and fruit.
Anyone in Orleans can use Cora's Cupboard. Simply call LCOC and register. We encourage everyone to use the pantry to help save their money to pay other bills.