The Cardington Community Food Pantry is now operating out of our new location at 128 Flint St. in Cardington.
To get to our new home, please turn off State Route 42/W Main St. near the railroad track and car wash. Look for our sign. Please follow our parking instructions and then come inside to register, shop and then load out.
With our new home, we will return to the traditional shop through pantry with each family coming in and selecting their pantry items. For those who have special needs, a carry out service will be provided.
As we settle into our new location, we ask for your patience. It will take some time to create an efficient and pleasant shopping experience so we can serve all those who visit the pantry. So thank you for understanding and working with us to ensure a smooth running pantry.
To accommodate this process and make registration quick and easy, please make a reservation prior to your pantry or produce market visit.
Use FreshTrak website to make a reservation. Click here to access and scroll down the page to find the specific date.
Call 1-419-408-4201 and leave a voicemail or email email@example.com and a food pantry volunteer will respond.
For the safety and health of everyone, we do ask that you refrain from coming to the pantry if you have any symptoms of illness.
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.
How often can I shop? Families may visit once per month during the regular Wednesday hours from 9:00 am to noon. To avoid long lines we ask that you shop as per the schedule below, if possible.
If your last name begins with: A – G Shop the 1st Wednesday of the month H – L Shop the 2nd Wednesday of the month M – R Shop the 3rd Wednesday of the month S – Z Shop the 4th Wednesday of the month Closed 5th Wednesday of the month.
Please note Pantry will be CLOSED on the following dates: 2023: Nov 22. Nov 29 2024: Jan 31, May 29, July 31, Oct 30, Nov 27, Dec 25 2025: Jan 1 Also, if Morrow County is under a level 2 or 3 weather emergency, the Pantry will be closed.
Produce Markets: Open to all qualifying families in Central Ohio, Produce Market days will be held at 128 Flint St. normally on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11
A written proxy note is required to pick up produce for another family. The note must have the signature of the person requesting the pick up, his/her address and phone number so that we can verify the request. The note must have the number and ages of the family members: Seniors___ Adults___Children___. See sample proxy letter that you can download and print to use.
How do I qualify to get food? The Pantry serves families who live in Morrow County or live in the Cardington School District in Marion County. The Free Produce Markets serve families who live anywhere in Central Ohio.
Families must certify that their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines. Income guidelines are set by the State of Ohio each year. Contact us at email@example.com if you need more exact information about guidelines.
What documents do I need to bring when I visit the food pantry? You will need to verify that your household resides in the area served by this organization by providing a copy one of the following:
some type of I.D. verifying your residency
Is there a cost to shop at the pantry? No, there is no cost for the food we provide to hungry families we serve.
How do I shop? We utilize wonderful volunteers to assist as you come through the pantry. Through our signage and volunteers, we advise about what foods are available.
Can I visit other food pantries in the local area? Yes, you can shop at other food pantries in the area per their guidelines.
Need a ride to the food pantry? The Morrow County Area Transit service is available for your convenience. Please visit their website to learn how to schedule the service.
Have a question? Contact the Cardington Food Pantry at 1-419-408-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook at "Cardington Community Food Pantry."
Right to Refuse Service Policy In order to maintain a high standard of service and provide a safe work environment for our volunteers and patron families, this Food Pantry reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to food pantry patrons. Service may be denied to any patron who acts inappropriately by disrupting the normal provision of services or if a patron’s behavior or environment threatens the safety of the Food Pantry’s volunteers or patron families.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to the following:
Unreasonable demands for service
Threatening or erratic behavior
Misrepresentation for the need of service
Inappropriate physical contact
Personally, threatening and offensive language or behavior
Any Food Pantry volunteer can exercise the right to refuse service when confronted by a patron acting inappropriately or when facing an unsafe situation. They will notify their supervisor or team leader of the situation immediately.
For full non-discrimination policy, which this Food Pantry abides by, please review full statement here.