The Food Pantry, located at First Presbyterian Church is open weekdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. With a referral from the Drop In Center, families and individuals in Kanawha County can access food and diapers twice a month without fear of judgment.
The pantry is staffed by Manager Lora Wilkerson and a volunteer corps of over 20 people coordinated by Board member Robin Snyder. This “choice food” pantry (families “shop” our shelves for personal selections to meet their families’ preferences) helps put food on the table of many working poor and in the mouths of the homeless. With a referral from the Drop In Center, families and individuals in Kanawha County can access food twice a month without fear of judgment or being turned away.
Volunteers put together food orders from thousands of pounds of food donated annually by congregations, individuals and the WV AIA Canstruction event. The food also comes from government sources as well including the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Facing Hunger Food Bank. The need for food far outweighs our present means.
Lora Wilkerson, Food Pantry Manager