Lord's Cupboard-Fort Dodge
As the largest food pantry in Webster County, it’s not uncommon for The Lord’s Cupboard to see anywhere from 60-100 families every single week. Our Haul Out Hunger crew was more than happy to deliver 600 pounds of fresh pork to help the cupboard's efforts combatting food insecurity in their community.
“The end of the month is always a busy time for us,” explained Suzanne Schwendemann, director of the cupboard. “And now with school out for the summer we expect our numbers to increase even more. This donation couldn’t have come at a better time.”
Located in the heart of downtown Ft. Dodge, the Lord’s Cupboard opens their doors for eight hours every single week and has the ability to serve 25 families every two hours. You could definitely say Suzanne and her crew run a right ship. “Of course I couldn’t do it alone – no one can. We have about 35 volunteers that help us out. We’re really quite fortunate.”
During the months of June and July food pantries are historically low. “This can be a tough time on us so we encourage and accept all of the help that we can get.” Suzanne continued, “I often have a lot of people asking what they can do to help. Whether it’s hosting a food drive at work or going through your cupboards, every little bit helps. Please just make sure that nothing is expired!”
After many years of service as the Director of the Lord’s Cupboard, Suzanne is on to the next adventure as she moves to Ames. We’ve absolutely loved her contagious spirit and appreciated the opportunity to work with her as she improves the lives of the less-fortunate in Webster County.