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 2020, over 5,000 families were served and 300,000 lbs of food distributed.
Offering a mix a mix of non-perishable products, frozen meats, dairy products, fresh produce and an assortment of bread, the Cardington Community Food Pantry 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.
- If Morrow County is under a level 2 or 3 weather emergency,
the Pantry will be closed.
- Please note the Pantry will be closed on the following days in 2021: June 30, Sept 29, Nov 24, Dec 29
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 take note:
The Cardington Community Food Pantry changed pantry procedures from shopping in the pantry to making available pre-boxed or bagged food items.
Registration will be completed outside and boxes/bags will be loaded into vehicles or given to those who walk-in. To accommodate this new process and make registration quick and easy, please make a reservation prior to your pantry or produce market visit.
Volunteers are needed during Wednesday pantry hours as well as on Tuesday mornings to unload delivery truck and pre-pack boxes. If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).