We get donations of food items from individuals,local churches, companies, organizations, schools, and the University of Mount Union.
These donations are very important because they give us a much greater variety of items than we can typically get from the Akron-Canton Food Bank. The donated items are also typically items that we can’t afford to purchase.
A special category of need is paper supplies and toiletries. These items cannot be purchased with EBT (Food Stamps) and thus are much appreciated by our clients.
HOW TO MAKE FOOD DONATIONS
You can bring food to the pantry any time during our open hours. Come to the door at the back of the pantry near where the truck parks. We can help you get the food from your vehicle.
Donated food is weighed so we have a record of how much food we given and the donor is given a receipt with the weight on it.
The pantry benefits from a wide variety of food drives during the year. These larger scale events often become fun social events at the pantry. If you are having a food drive we’d appreciate being told in advance about it so we can be aware and help you in any way we can.