ABOUT US

The Alliance Community Pantry is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization organized in the State of Ohio.

Welcome to our web site!  It is our objective to keep this site current, informative, and interesting.  Our target users are many – clients, volunteers, food and money donors, the community at large, and other pantries across the United States. Suggestions for improvements to the site are welcome – use the CONTACT US link. 

The pantry started with a merging of two existing pantries – the First Christian Church pantry and the Alliance of Churches Pantry. These two groups formed the nucleus of a greatly expanded pantry that is community based.

Leading up to the decision to form a community pantry were four years of “One Day Food Distributions” sponsored by the Alliance Kiwanis Club. The “One Day Food Distributions” were held once a month for 9 months of the year. The Akron-Canton Food Bank brought a truck load of food to our community and the Kiwanis Club and monthly sponsors passed out bags of groceries to around 500 families on the last Friday of the month.

The tremendous need demonstrated by these distributions led to the formation of the Alliance Community Pantry.