Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a food bank that was originally developed by the Lewistown Ministerium and is currently a ministry of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. It was established in the aftermath of Hurricane Agnes in 1972. The goal of the program is to provide food items for the residents of Mifflin County without regard to religious affiliation or status. We are the first Jubilee Ministry in the Episcopal Church. Katharine Jefferts Schori, our presiding bishop, celebrated this ministry in her visit to the church in 2012.

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard does not receive assistance  from any federal, state, or local governmental funding. It is staffed by community volunteers and depends entirely on area churches, service organizations, and individuals for food and monetary donations. It is only because of these volunteers and donations that over 1000 families of Mifflin County receive assistance with food and personal care items annually. For this, St. Mark’s is very grateful.

Please read our Annual Report for 2017

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Watch the Associated Press clip to the right for a better understanding of how Mother Hubbard’s cupboard increasingly helps the growing segment of “the working poor.”

Should you wish to contribute to this ministry in any way, please stop in at the facility located on West Water Street near South Main Street, Lewistown during regular hours or call The Cupboard at 717-248-9383.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Friday – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.