Service Times

Community Cupboard

Christian Community Cupboard P.O. Box 511 Hurricane, WV 25526

The Christian Community Cupboard (CCC or “Cupboard”) is a ministry of the Teays Valley Ministerial Association (TVMA). The Cupboard was organized in 1982 by the churches that comprised the TVMA.

The Cupboard is located in Hurricane, WV at 2843 Virginia Avenue adjacent to the back parking lot of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. (Click here for Google maps satellite image). Volunteers are asked to park in the back parking lot.

Its mission is to provide temporary relief for needy families by providing food, cleaning, and toiletry items for clients who register with the Cupboard and are seeking assistance. Lately, the Cupboard has been helping on average over 300 families each month.

Each Tuesday and Friday morning, the Cupboard attempts to provide an emergency three-day supply to anyone who meets the Federal low income guidelines and lives south of the Kanawha River in Putnam County. All applicants must disclose source of income and furnish proof of residency.

The Cupboard receives funding from various churches in the area, donations from businesses and community organizations, and from many individuals. Vital support is also provided by a variety of schools, clubs, and scouting organizations that conduct drives for food and other items.

Thirteen (13) churches actively work with the Cupboard at this time. A representative of each member church serves on the board of directors. Each church takes time working the cupboard. Some churches provide volunteer workers for one week, and other churches provide helpers for one month. At this time, First Baptist Church of Hurricane provides volunteers for the month of October. Active churches currently include:

St. Timothy’s Episcopal
Teays Valley Nazarene
Mt. Vernon Baptist
Mt. Salem United Methodist
Hurricane Nazarene
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
Forrest Burdette United Methodist
Cross of Grace Lutheran
Lakeview Christian
Redeemer Presbyterian
First Baptist of Hurricane
Catholic Church of the Ascension
Teays Valley Presbyterian

All funding received is used to operate the Cupboard and to purchase items to be distributed to families. However, effective 2011 the Cupboard began to incur the additional expense of paying for utilities at the facility. The Cupboard has never sold anything or spent any of the funding received for fund raising activities or other promotions.

Income and Disbursements for 2010:

Income: $ 51,611.63
Disbursed: $47,189.63

Income and Disbursements for 2011:
Income: $ 60,878.65
Disbursed: $50,196.87

The Cupboard served a total of 3,373 families in 2010, an increase of 284 from 2009. We usually operated on $3,500 a month. It depends on the money received for the month from donations.

We are now under the Teays Valley Ministerial Association 501(C3). Receipts are provided upon request (send request for tax receipt with donation to address at bottom of page).

Officers for 2012 are:

President: Helen Baxter
Vice President: John Gray
Secretary: Helen Yater
Treasurer: Joyce Moore

The board of directors also includes a representative from each participating church.

Quarterly CCC board meeting dates for 2012 are: January 6th, April 6th, July 6th, and October 5th. All meetings are Fridays at 1:00PM and held at the CCC building on Virginia Avenue in Hurricane.

Like many similar organizations, the Cupboard has struggled to continue providing supplies and services during these dire economic times, but God has provided as we work to help those around us who are less fortunate.

Today there are so many worthy projects needing our assistance and so little resources, but you can be sure that your efforts and generosity are very much appreciated by those who live around us and who may even go to church with you. The Cupboard can always use your help.

Joyce Moore, Treasurer
P. O. Box 511
Hurricane, WV 25526

To make a tax-deductible contribution, please make your check payable to:

Christian Community Cupboard
P.O. Box 511
Hurricane, WV 25526
A receipt will be mailed to you.