Read about how more families are visiting and how we are responding, our need for more volunteers, and our President’s message that “hunger knows no season.”Our Winter Foodgram
We Celebrate the Launch of the Joe Burrow Foundation
The Athens County Food Pantry applauds Joe Burrow’s continued focus on food insecurity. We have no doubt that this new foundation will bring a strong voice and impressive resources to our joint goal to reduce and eliminate hunger and food insecurity regionally and beyond.
As announced by the Cincinnati Bengals, the Joe Burrow Nonprofit Foundation will help meet the needs of families who are working to overcome food insecurity and childhood mental health issues. The Joe Burrow Foundation will provide resources and support to the underprivileged and underserved in Ohio and Louisiana.
Karin Bright, ACFP President, said “This new foundation is a welcome ally, increasing the many hearts, hands, and generosity of those who are committed to fighting hunger and food insecurity.”
The ACFP has been serving Athens County since 1980, delivering aid in the form of direct food distribution. An all-volunteer nonprofit organization, the pantry’s dedicated team works to ensure that food is always available for those in need. Following an influx of donations after Joe Burrow’s Heisman Trophy speech, the ACFP has been able to serve in more communities and support select efforts to fight hunger and food insecurity regionally. The influx has additionally allowed the creation of a permanent endowment fund, housed at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, that will strengthen the pantry’s mission in perpetuity.
For additional information:
Our Summer Foodgram: The Traveling Orange and an Interview with our Food Chair
Read about the path an orange takes into the hands of a family, the teamwork involved, and an interview with how Ryan Ham, our Food Chair, approaches his job.
Volunteer to help fight hunger in Athens County
Want to fight hunger and food insecurity in Athens County? Concerned about your neighbors going hungry? The Athens County Food Pantry has been supplying food to Athens County residents in need for over 35 years. We are urgently seeking volunteers to be the “face of the food pantry” to distribute food or to greet and register qualifying community members.
We need volunteers who are able to regularly work at least one three hour shift between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays, and who are able to get to our main distribution site at the Athens Jobs and Family Services complex. We can work with you, so your schedule can be flexible. You will enjoy time spent with a caring group of people giving back in a safe environment!
Want to help, but can’t commit to shifts? We have a few volunteer jobs, such as writing Thank You notes, that can be done on an “as needed” basis. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 740-590-7051.