Feeding Hope Food Pantry/First Congregational Church
We are a food pantry and are open every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm, and every Tuesday morning from 9:00-12:30 pm. We serve people of all ages from infants to senior citizens. We are a full-choice pantry and are a Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, which serves 8 counties in northeast Ohio. Although we are located in
Summit County, there is no residency requirement to receive food from us. We do like fresh produce and toiletries are needed also.
We are all volunteers, including the leadership team which consists of 5 of us (two people for Monday evening and three for Tuesday morning). One person is in charge of ordering and inventory; his name is Chip Houghton. Please contact him when you wish to deliver the food; he will coordinate with you. Church phone number is below.
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