Our Mission

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard's mission is to serve the hungry in the Wilmington area through distribution of emergency food. This service is provided without discrimination by volunteers in collaboration with community organizations and businesses with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals served.

14,000 Total Households Served Year-To-Date

Total Households Served

Individuals Served Year-To-Date

Individuals Served

1,800 New Clients Year-To-Date

New Clients

How We Operate

How We Operate

For over 35 years, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has been providing emergency food to our neighbors in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. We believe that no person and no family should go home hungry, and we work tirelessly to make sure when people come to our doors for help, they never have to worry about leaving hungry.

As an all volunteer organization, we rely solely on the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time every day to help collect, sort, package and distribute food to those to come for help. With no paid staff, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard operates with a working Board of Directors, whose members personally supervise the daily activities of the Cupboard. The mission of the Cupboard his a bonding thread that ties each of the volunteers together. It is something we believe in and how we all approach helping our neighbors.

Because we are an all volunteer organization, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard could always use more help. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please check out our volunteer opportunities.

Board of Directors 2024

Roxann Landowne

Executive Director &  Chair of the Board

Amy Bostock

Vice-Chair of the Board
Marketing & Communications

Jan Turpin


Nancy Wybolt


Bev Cochran

Assistant Treasurer

Jane Radack

At-Large Member/Liaison with
Empty Bowls

Marie Cooke

Donation Acknowledgements/ Neighborhood Food Drives

Kathy Wilson

Grants, Statistics, Misc. & Purchasing

Margaret Isaac

HOP & Communications Support

Scharlotte Eby

Investments & No Stove Shopping

Steve Bucci

Restocking Coordination

Ron Miller

TEFAP, Building & Maintenance

Barney Richards

TEFAP, Food Bank, Building  & Maintenance 

Peter Fritz

TEFAP, Food Bank, Building & Maintenance

Jane Harshbarger


Partnering Agencies

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Unless otherwise noted, the only goods and services provided are tangible charitable benefits.

Mother Hubbard's is a partner agency of both United Way of the Cape Fear Area and
Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina.

The Cupboard's Impact

Curious about how much the Cupboard has made a difference? Click below to see the summary report!