We are proud and grateful for our long partnership with the Frist Presbyterian Church where our Food Pantry has been located since its beginning. It is open weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and an additional two hours in the afternoon on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00.
Staffed by volunteers with the Charleston Interfaith Council on Social Concerns (CICSC). Robin Snyder generously gives of her time and skills to coordinate a dedicated corps of over 20 volunteers. Claude Churchwell in particular has been a devoted manager of the food pantry for many years. This “choice food” pantry (families “shop” our shelves for personal selections to meet their families’ preferences) helps put food on the table of many working poor and in the mouths of the homeless. With a referral from the Drop-In Center, families and individuals in Kanawha County can access food at least once a month without fear of judgment or being turned away.
The food pantry is staffed with many volunteers who put together food orders from thousands of pounds of food donated annually by congregations, individuals and the WV AIA Canstruction event. The food also comes from government sources as well including the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Huntington Food Bank. The need for food far outweighs our present means. David Bennett, Programs Director, manages this program.