The following is a list of food pantries and soup kitchens located within Athens County, courtesy a flier from the Southeast Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen.
Note that each has separate times and eligibility factors. It is highly encouraged that residents contact a pantry ahead of time to confirm service and residency eligibility.
Name — Location; phone number; eligibility factors
Athens Catholic Community Food Pantry — Christ the King Church, P.O. Box 5503, Athens; 740-592-3828; Athens County residents only, must be referred by Job & Family Services
Athens County Food Pantry — Distributed at Athens County Job and Family Services, 13183 Route 13, Millfield; 740-590-7051; Tuesdays and Thursdays; Athens County residents only
Basic Needs Ministry — 5331 State St., Albany; 740-698-3163; 2nd Mondays of month from 10-11:30 a.m. and 4th Mondays of month from 6-7 p.m.; for residents within 10 miles of Albany
Feed My Sheep Food Pantry — 8279 Scott Road, New Marshfield; 740-664-3508; Mondays, from 1-3 p.m.; Athens County residents only
Lutheran Social Services Mobile Pantry — 3 N. Plains Road, The Plains; 877-704-3663; 2nd Thursdays of month from noon to 2 p.m.
Monday Lunch Soup Kitchen — 2 S. College St., Athens; 740-593-3977; Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.; Athens County residents only
Nelsonville Food Cupboard, Inc. — 421 Chestnut St., Nelsonville; 740-753-3810; Thursdays, Fridays and Satursdays from noon to 3 p.m.; Athens County residents only
Salvation Army — 70 N. Plains Road, The Plains; 740-797-1305; Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Athens County residents only
The First Baptist Church of Nelsonville — 15 Adams St., Nelsonville; 740-753-4353; 3rd Thursdays of month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Torch UMC (Feed My Sheep) Pantry — 29023 Torch Road, Torch; 304-916-8483; Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. and Sundays from noon to 1 p.m.; Athens County residents only
Ohio University Cats’ Cupboard — Baker University Center Room 514, Athens; Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (open only during academic school year); Ohio University ID card required
Ohio University Mini-Food Pantry — Baker University Center 2nd Floor, Athens; Mondays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (open only during academic school year); open to anyone
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