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The Windber Area Community Kitchen (WACK) is a non-profit organization located in the Windber Calvary United Methodist Church serving Somerset, Bedford, and Cambria Counties and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, age, disability, ethnic background or economic status. The Windber Area Community Kitchen operates two programs with the HOPE to help alleviate food insecurities in our communities. We started our first onsite program in 2009 which is our Saturday Meals. We provide healthy, home-cooked meals two Saturdays a month.
WACK is successful because of the many volunteers we have throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities include, assisting at meals, cooking, serving, clean-up, and fundraising. If you are interested in volunteering, and/or hosting a meal, contact our office at (814) 509-6551 Office Hours: Monday 10-3pm Tuesday 10-3pm Thursday 10-3pm
We accept PayPal donations on our site. To make a direct donation; please make check payable to WACK or Windber Area Community Kitchen and mail to: 1800 Stockholm Ave Windber PA 15963
All Saturday meals are served from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. We serve between 155 to 185 people. We provide a lite lunch on the fourth Wednesday in conjunction with the Somerset County Mobile Food Bank’s distribution at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church. We believe that everyone should have access to the benefits of a home cooked meal as well as the opportunity to socially interact in a positive and friendly environment!
Windber Area Community Kitchen Windber Calvary United Methodist Church 1800 Stockholm Avenue Windber, PA 15963
We are located at: 1800 Stockholm Ave. Windber PA, 15963
Our door is open to everyone who comes.
The WACKPack Program is Windber Kitchen’s newest initiative. This program helps to ensure that children in need have balanced, nutritious food they need to learn and grow. The concept is simple: children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that is child-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, and easy to prepare/eat. The Windber Area Community Kitchen is working in collaboration with the the Windber Area Elementary School to present the WACKPack Program to the 2015-2016 Academic Year. According to the PA Department of Education National Lunch Program (2014-2015); nearly 50% of Windber’s Elementary children and 45% of Windber’s Middle and High School children suffer from economic poverty.
Windber Area Community Kitchen is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS. IRS Code: Section 501(c)(3)