Food Pantries in Monongalia County

All the pantries report that having cash donations from Empty Bowls Monongalia gives them flexibility to purchase items missing from the random items donated. In particular, perishable items and special needs items can then be added to the options available to their clients. The cash donations from Empty Bowls Monongalia donations have enhanced their ability to provide a healthy, more varied diet. The cash donations have also minimized the times when the pantry shelves are bare during the summer months.

To supply their needs, some of the pantries utilize the Mountaineer Food Bank located in Gassaway, WV. From this source, they receive non-perishables and some frozen items. They also receive non-perishables from local community food drives. Each pantry contributes volunteer time to sort and deliver the items donated to their individual pantries. Some also receive donations from local individuals and churches. Depending on their budgets, they also purchase items needed to provide important products that they may be missing from local food drives. Some programs seek additional grants and gifts from the community.

Canyon Food Pantry

304-594-2143

766 Canyon Rd

Morgantown

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 1,420.
This small pantry is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in the Canyon community. It is staffed by church members, and serves those in need in their neighborhood as well as others who request their assistance.

Hours: Monday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Christian Help Food Pantry

304-296-0221

219 Walnut St

Morgantown,

Estimated number of individuals  

served annually 2,552.

The downtown Morgantown multi-service agency offers free food orders based on the number in the household, giving them a three-day supply. They serve a wide range of clients, including families and homeless clients. They emphasize high-protein foods such as peanut butter, beans, and tuna. Clients are limited to one visit per 60 days. Non-perishables only. 

Who is eligible: Anyone

How to obtain services: Visit or call the agency

Restrictions/Prerequisites: None on food. Other programs offered may have restrictions.

 

In addition to the food pantry, Christian Help provides a Free Store with clothing, household, linens, and special needs; Emergency Financial Assistance; Career Closet; vocational support assistance; Jobs For Life, and personal finance and nutrition classes. They also hold Back to School, Prom Chic, and Holiday Toy distribution.

 

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Covenant EMC Church

Food Pantry

304-292-6050

802 Greenbag Road

Morgantown 

Estimated number of individuals served annually 3,300.
Covenant EMC Church Food Pantry provides food to clients on the third Saturday of each month. They utilize the Mountaineer Food Bank for non-perishables and occasionally also purchase a truck load of perishable items from the Food Bank.

Native American Community Center, Inc Food Pantry

304-662-6496

1902 Range Road

Wadestown

Estimated number of individuals served annually 2,040.

Located in the western end of the county west of Blacksville, this pantry is associated with the Native-American Community Center in Wadestown. They have a food pantry that is funded by the proceeds from their large recycling program.

Hours: First four Wednesdays of each month 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Emergency help by appointment

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Rock Forge Food Pantry

304-241-4831

3085 Earl L Core Road

Morgantown

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 1,385.
The Presbyterian Church in Rock Forge provides food to those in the Rock Forge area who request food assistance. They utilize the Mountaineer Food Bank as well as local food drives to supply their pantry.

Hours: Monday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Salvation Army Food Pantry

304-296-3525

20 Scott Ave

Morgantown

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 2400.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry is open to serve individuals and families.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Wellness Works Food Pantry

304-292-6597

20 Scott Avenue

Morgantown

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 2,309.

The Wellness Works Food Pantry provides food support to their clients with an emphasis on healthy, high-quality food (such as fat-free and sodium-free) and special products needed by those with particular health issues. 

Who is eligible: Any Monongalia County resident living at 150% or below the Federal Poverty Level

How to obtain services: Call to make an appointment or ask about eligibility

Restrictions/Prerequisites: Must provide the following annually:

Proof of Identification:

  • Proof of Address

  • Social Security numbers of family members

  • Proof of Household Income

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Hours: Food pantry is open Monday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Clay-Battelle Area Family Services

304-432-7200

6061 Mason Dixon Highwy

Blacksville

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 294.
Located in Blacksville, this multi-service agency serves the western end of the county. They utilize the Mountaineer Food Bank and purchase additional products from donations and funds raised from their thrift shop.

Hours: Second Thursday of each month; by emergency need

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Starting Points Food Pantry

304-278-9973

901 Mylan Lane

Morgantown

Estimated number of individuals

served annually 792.
This is a family resource program located at Mylan Park for families in the Scotts Run area who have infants and pre-school children. They provide resources and support to promote a healthy start for young children. They provide food as frequently as once per week if needed by their clients.

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The Pantry Plus More

Food Pantry

304-282-1123

9 Rousch Drive

Westover

Estimated number of individuals served annually 1,000.
The Pantry Plus More wants to ensure that no Monongalia County child suffers from food insecurity or hygiene issues of any kind, for any reason, through providing food and basic necessities through their schools. Pantry Plus More has opened eight pantries stocked with nonperishable foods, hygiene products, school supplies, and clothing inside of schools. They have also partnered with the Mountaineer Food Bank to distribute over 250,000 pounds of food directly into the hands of those most in need of their monthly giveaways of fresh produce, meat, and grains.

Hours: M - F 9:00 to 3:30

The Rack

WVU Student Food Pantry

304-293-0385

660 N. High Street

Morgantown

 

The Rack provides perishable and non-perishable food items to all WVU students in need of assistance. Visit: https://studentengagement.wvu.edu/the-rack-student-food-pantry

Who is eligible: Enrolled WVU students

How to obtain services: Visit site or call

Restrictions/Prerequisites: Must provide proof of current enrollment at WVU-WVUEvent Pass and Student ID

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM (closed on University-observed holidays); Summer Hours Monday, Tuesday, Friday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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St. Ursula's Food Pantry

304-599-0822

87 Pursglove Dr

Pursglove

Estimated number of individuals served annually 3,860.
This Catholic service agency serves families in need in the Osage and Scotts Run area. In particular, it provides assistance to young mothers and their infants by stocking baby food, formulas for those allergic to milk, and other special dietary needs.

Hours: First and Third Wednesday of each month 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Scotts Run Settlement House

304-599-5020

15 Ladybug Drive 

Osage

Food pantry items for Monongalia County residents

Who is eligible: Any Monongalia County resident

How to obtain services: Visit the site, call, or email [admin@srsh.org]

Restrictions/Prerequisites: Proof of residency

Hours: Open Monday through Friday for curbside service or by appointment.