Athens County Food Pantry

Our Mission

"Helping our neighbors with food and support." Thank you for helping us work toward a hunger-free Athens County!

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A simple way to help is to give unexpired, non-perishable food directly to the Athens County Food Pantry. We are always incredibly thankful for direct donations, as they will immediately be used to feed families and individuals who are in need. Scroll down to see suggestions on holding a food drive. Although the pantry welcomes any non-perishable food donation, the following food items are the staples of the food packages that we provide:

  • Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)

  • Jelly

  • Cereal (whole grain, low sugar preferred)

  • Granola Bars

  • Canned Fruit (preferably in juice and not syrup)

  • Canned Vegetables (low sodium preferred)

  • Condensed Soups (low sodium preferred)

  • Chicken, Beef or Vegetable Stocks or Broths

  • Pasta Noodles (whole grains preferred)

  • Canned Pasta / Tomato Sauce

  • Canned or Boxed Meals (Chili, Beef Stew, Chicken & Dumplings, etc.)

  • Boxed Side Dishes (Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffing, Powdered Potatoes, etc.)

  • Canned Tuna (in water, preferred), Canned Chicken, Canned Pork, Canned Salmon

  • Canned Pasta (heat and serve pasta with sauce)

  • Canned Beans (Pork & Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, etc.)

  • Dried Beans, Rice, Quinoa or other grains

  • Dried Fruit (Raisins, Prunes, etc.)

  • Shelf Stable Milk or Milk Substitutes


  • Canned goods with pop-top lids are preferable as they are easy to open.

  • Also, please avoid foods packaged in glass when possible to avoid breakage during handling.

  • These items can be dropped in the ACFP basket at the back of the FUMC sanctuary each Sunday.