Food & Hunger

Monongalia County Food Pantries | Preston County Food Pantries

United Way Family Resource Network
Food and Hunger Committee

Mission

The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the solicitation of donations such as food, household items and money that shall be distributed to Monongalia County residents through food pantries agency and/or program in good standing.

Participating Agencies

Canyon Presbyterian Church- 304-594-2143                        
Catholic Charities- 304-292-6597   Catholic Charities WV Pantry Amazon wishlist           
Christian Help, Inc.- 304-296-0221  Christian Help Pantry Amazon wishlist             
Clay Battelle Area Family Service- 304-432-7200                
Covenant Evangelical Methodist Church- 304-292-6050   Covenant Evangelical Methodist Church Pantry Amazon wishlist          
Salvation Army- 304-296-3525   Salvation Army Pantry Amazon wishlist                 
Scott’s Run Settlement House- 304-599-5020   Scott's Run Settlement House Pantry Amazon wishlist          
St. Ursula’s Food Pantry & Outreach- 304-599-3822   St. Ursula Food Pantry and Outreach Amazon wishlist
Wadestown Food Pantry- 304-662-6496                
Rock Forge Presbyterian Church- 304-241-4831                              
Monongalia County Starting Points- 304-983-2432   The Shack Monongalia County Starting Points Pantry Amazon wishlist
   

What is food insecurity?

Food insecurity is defined as the state of, or risk of, being unable to provide enough food to fully meet basic needs for all members of your family.

Currently, approx. 1-in-8 WV residents and nearly 1 in 4 children live in families that lack the means to regularly put enough nutritious food on the table for everyone to live healthy, active lives and are considered “food-insecure.”  As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.

Where do food insecure families turn to for help?

Food pantries and soup kitchens provide food assistance in emergency situations and often become the most immediately accessible resource for families struggling to put food on the table.

How can you help?

Donate food or money to local food drives.  All donations remain in the local area and every donation (no matter how big or small) received makes a difference to all individuals served.

Non-perishable donations requested:

  • Canned vegetables, fruits, peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna etc. (Please check expiration dates)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal care items

Every dollar donated can provide a meal to one food insecure person. Last year Monongalia County provided over 12,000 meals through local monetary donations alone.

Where your donations go?

The United Way Family Resource Network coordinates donations for the Food and Hunger Committee to Monongalia County through local food pantries and/or programs serving food insecure individuals. Monetary Donations are accepted as cash and checks made out to Monongalia County Food Pantries. 

Donate Online Here: http://www.unitedwaympc.org/give