The Athens County Food Pantry (ACFP) is an all volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN) #34-1313139.
Our dedicated group of volunteers comes together to handle the numerous tasks required to operate the Pantry and to make sure that food is always available for people in need. We depend on support from the local community:
- Individual and family foundation donations
- Organizational donations, including our partner churches
- Third-party donations, such as through Amazon Smile, Facebook, and Kroger Community Rewards.
A Simple Goal
The Athens County Food Pantry was first conceived in early 1980 with the Athens County Ministerial Association. Shortly thereafter, in July of 1980, the food pantry opened and began serving the Athens County Community with direct food assistance for families in need. Approximately 816 people were fed that first year, with an average monthly budget of just $267.
We’ve inhabited many locations throughout the county, had many committed volunteers, and faced many challenges but throughout, our one goal has remained the same: to serve our neighbors with food and support.