The simplest way to help is to give unexpired, non-perishable food directly to the Pantry. We are always incredibly thankful for direct donations, as they will immediately be used to feed families and individuals who are in need. Contact us to arrange a date and time for a volunteer to meet you at the Food Pantry to receive your donation.
You can also drop food off M-F 9AM - 3:30PM at First United Methodist Church at 2 S. College St. in Athens. There is a large donation box for the pantry in the front lobby that is regularly shuttled to the pantry by volunteers.
Although we welcome any non-perishable food donation, the following food items are the staples of the food packages that we provide:
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Granola Bars
Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Dried Beans or Rice, Condensed Soups
Pasta Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce
Canned or Boxed Meals (Chili, Beef Stew, Chicken & Dumplings)
Canned Pasta (Ravioli, Pasta w/Meatballs, Beef-A-Roni)
Beans (Pork & Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans)
Donate by Check
Please make checks payable to: "Athens County Food Pantry". Please send checks via U.S. mail to:
Athens County Food Pantry
9 N. College St.
Athens, OH 45701
Donate at Kroger
You can add your Kroger Plus card to the Kroger Community Rewards program, and Kroger will make a donation to Athens County Food Pantry whenever you shop!
Donate by Direct Debit
We can now accept electronic donations directly from your bank to ours. You'll set the amount to be deducted from your account automatically each month and you can stop the donation at any time. Please click here to find donation instructions, and contact us if you have any questions!
Host a Food Drive
Looking for a group or family project? Here are some ideas for food drives and fundraisers:
- Neighborhood food drives
- Dinner parties
- Boy Scout and Girl Scout projects
- Church groups and Sunday School classes
- School class competitions
- Anniversary celebrations, in lieu of gifts
- Birthday parties
- Athletic teams
- Employee competitions
- Can castles
Donate your time
Looking to use that special talent or skill, and want to serve your community? Contact us to find out how you can help. We will do our best to match your skills to the opportunities that we have available.