Champ’s Cupboard Now in East and West Elementary

December 7, 2016 (Independence, IA) Since the beginning of the school year, Champ’s cupboard has been working with the elementary counselors, Christie Litterer and Greg Moen, to expand Champ’s Cupboard to include East and West Elementary students. The ICSD is happy to announce that Champ’s Cupboard is now offered at both East and West Elementary schools.

Thanks to many generous donations, Champ’s Cupboard organizers have been able to fill both elementary cupboards with age appropriate items for students. The staff, along with nurses, Kelsi Donnelly and Teri Schloss help with the distribution of the supplies.

Champ’s Cupboard was created to help meet the basic needs of students in the community. It was started during the 2015-2016 school year by school counselor Shalon Frye and representatives from three area churches; Immanuel Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. All recipients are kept confidential and there is no cost to students taking items from Champ’s Cupboard. The cupboards are filled by area churches and other local groups.

Tax deductible donations can be dropped off at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence. Products and supplies may be dropped off directly at East and West Elementary Schools, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church or at the Junior Senior High School. All donations will be used to stock the shelves of Champ’s Cupboard.

Inquiries about Champ’s Cupboard can be directed to Gina DeBoer with Immanuel Lutheran Church 319-334-2511, Amy Wright with First United Methodist Church 319-939-5706, Kim Hansen with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 319-332-0357 or Shalon Frye at the Junior Senior High School 319-332-0706.


Volunteers Kim Hansen and Gina DeBoer sort and organize donated items for Champ’s Cupboard at West Elementary.


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