The Montgomery County Family Services Center, based in Norristown and operated by Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, serves thousands of families each month by distributing perishable and non-perishable foods to people in need. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Food arrives at the food cupboard and is unloaded in to the garage area of the building.
Volunteers bring the food into the storage area to sort and organize all the items.
Volunteers sort food in the storage room by categories.
Those who benefit from the food cupboard line up early with their carts.
Once the doors open to the food cupboard, people fill the hallway to check in and receive their food.
Volunteer Debbie Naulty fills bags from the shelves of sorted food to give the families a well-rounded selection.
It takes many volunteers to get the bags full and ready for needy families on pick-up days at the food cupboard.
Almost a dozen volunteers work hard on days the food cupboard is open for pick up to fill bags and carts full of food for needy families.
Joesahapa Montague checks in before picking up her food for her family.
Joesahapa Montague choose mayonnaise and beans from the food pantry in Norristown.
Volunteer Maria Sacco gives a shopping cart full of food to Joesahapa Montague to take home to her family.