- KRUU Programming - The Lord's Cupboard

Anna Brett heads over to The Lord's Cupboard of Jefferson County located in Fairfield, to talk with Laura Cohen their director. The Lord's Cupboard serves as the county's sole emergency food pantry. Every month, they serve hundreds of low-income families by providing food, paper goods, and other essentials. During the summer months, the L.O.A.F. Program helps feed hungry school-children who depend on free lunches during the school year. Every December, they provide Christmas Boxes for the needy in Jefferson County.

 The Lord’s Cupboard receives only about 2% of our budget from a federal grant. Kind churches, companies, service groups, and individuals from Southeast Iowa and beyond generously donate non-perishable foods, but the Cupboard still must purchase most of the food we give out to our clients. To feed the hungry in our community, we depend heavily on tax-deductible donations, and an enthusiastic group of local volunteers. In fact, the only paid employee is their Coordinator, Laura Cohen.