The Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries (GWCM ) was formed in 1997 by eight local
churches / faith communities. Their aim was to cooperate in local
social ministries to meet identified needs in the community.
The food pantry was begun at the Colonial Manor United Methodist Church to provide
emergency food aid to families on the weekend when both governmental
and other voluntary organizations are closed. A second weekday food
pantry was later established in the center of Woodbury on North Broad Street at the Friends Meeting and is currently located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The food pantries
are intended as emergency relief services, providing, in addition to
food, guidance to clients in accessing the support of government and
In addition to the food pantries, the GWCM is involved in other community projects including ecumenical worship services throughout the year, Vacation Bible School, a high school peace essay scholarship, clothing closet, children's summer lunch box program and our handy helpers to assist seniors and disabled with household chores.