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 2022, over 5,500 families were served (totals 233,016 meals and that's a 30% increase from 2021!).
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 Food Collective to keep the pantry shelves filled.
Located at 128 Flint 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 2023: March 29, May 31, Aug 30, Nov 22. Nov 29
Produce Markets, open to all families from Central Ohio, will be held at 128 Flint 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. Produce market dates: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.
Please make a reservation prior to your pantry or produce market visit so we can ensure to have enough food for all!
Open at Our New Location!
The Cardington Community Food Pantry has been planning for some time now to procure its own location. Being a small and nimble organization, the Board that administers and operates this food pantry has been able to settle on the best property to support the food pantry as it currently operates today but allows for growth to address the growing crisis of food insecurity in the local and surrounding area. The Board has purchased and has moved into an existing building located at 128 Flint St. in Cardington.
Work is underway to renovate the building for weekly operations; however, the food pantry is open Wednesday from 9 am to noon (with exception of 5th Wednesday in a month).
We appreciate the community’s financial support that has been provided to date and ask for your continued financial support, prayers, and volunteer help to renovate the building and property in the months and year to come.
Any donation is greatly appreciated…$1.00 can purchase 10 pounds of food from the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.
You can mail your donation to:
Cardington Community Food Pantry
PO Box 168
Cardington, Ohio 43315
Donations can also be made through PayPal. Simply click on the button below to go to our PayPal page. If you could please select to offset processing fees, this will help us reduce the food pantry's expense for these types of transactions.