To ensure we are able to help those most in need, we follow certain guidelines, listed below. Other food resources can be found through the HAPCAP listing.
We serve Monday through Friday from 10AM to 3PM at the Athens County Job and Family Services Center in Millfield, outside Chauncey. We often serve the first Saturday of the month from 1PM to 3PM. We are closed on Federal and State holidays. For community location distribution and dates and Saturday schedule, please see our event page.
Below, you will find information related to eligibility requirements for receiving food aid, set forth by the USDA TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). If your household income falls below the listed thresholds (based on the number of family members), you should be eligible to receive food aid from the Athens County Food Pantry. Please be aware our guidelines permit assistance once every four weeks, twenty-eight days. You must provide current proof of residency (within the past 60 days). This requires presenting proof in two forms: a piece of mail addressed to you at your current address in Southeast Ohio – such as a utility bill, and photo identification – such as a driver’s license.
You may have someone pick up food for you, if you cannot get to a food distribution location.
To determine your eligibility for food aid and to speak with a person who can put you in touch with additional local aid resources, please call:
The Food Line
If you are in need of after-hours emergency aid,
please contact us directly at: 1-(740) 590-7051. (The phone accepts texts).