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 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. Due to the move to our new location and development of the traffic pattern flow, we find it necessary to cancel the Produce Market distribution days for January 10, 2023 and February 14, 2023.
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 already underway to renovate the building for weekly operations; however, the food pantry is open despite the road construction on Flint St. each Wednesday from 9 am to noon (with exception of 5th Wednesday in a month).
Due to the move to our new location and development of the traffic pattern flow, please note that Produce Market distribution days for January 10, 2023 and February 14, 2023 are canceled. We to hope to have an efficient process in place by March 2023 to reopen the produce market.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition as we make the move to our new location and set up for optimal service!
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.
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 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 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.