Many in Morrow County do not have enough food to live active, healthy lives. Founded in August 2010, the Cardington Community Food Pantry helps feed many families and individuals with food assistance. In 2021, over 3,900 families were served and 270,394 lbs. of food distributed (totals 166,173 meals).
Offering a mix a mix of non-perishable products, frozen meats, dairy products, and fresh produce, the Cardington Community Food Pantry relies on local churches, organizations, and individuals contributing funding, time, and food donations to serve those who need assistance. With monetary donations, the pantry is able to purchase food from Mid-Ohio Foodbank to keep the pantry shelves stalked!
Located at Cardington First United Methodist Church,
300 S. Marion St., the food pantry is open every Wednesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The pantry serves Morrow County residents and residents of the Cardington School District in Marion County. Clients may visit the food pantry once per month. Please note that the pantry will be closed on these dates in 2022: March 30, June 29, August 31 and November 23.
Produce Markets, open to all families from Central Ohio, will be held at the Cardington First United Methodist Church, 300 S. Marion St, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. To qualify, families must be at or under the 200% Poverty Guidelines.
Please make a reservation prior to your pantry or produce market visit so we can ensure to have enough food for all!
Exciting News to Share
The Cardington Community Food Pantry is growing! The pantry has outgrown its space and capacity at Cardington First United Methodist Church and the plan is to construct a new building at 308 S Marion St. in Cardington.
The goal of the Cardington Community Food Pantry is to raise at least $120,000. With the generous support and help from our food pantry church members and the surrounding community, we can reach this goal!
How You Can Help
Download the Building and Operation Drive brochure to learn about the Cardington Community Food Pantry plans and how you can donate and support. You can also purchase a personalized brick to include include in the new building landscape! Learn more about our brick fundraiser.
Any donation is greatly appreciated…$1.00 can purchase 10 pounds of food from the Mid Ohio Food Bank. You can give through the Cardington First United Methodist Church online giving (simply click on the option of Food Pantry for a one-time or recurring donation).