The food pantry at SRSH is one of the largest and busiest in the county. In 2017, we served over 7,000 individuals. Mon County residents seeking services through the food pantry need to provide proof of physical address and a social security card for all members of their household. Currently, our food pantry provides one-week's worth of food and grocery items (including pet items, household, and hygiene products) once every 6 weeks.
Items in food orders generally include: canned goods (fruits, vegetables and legumes), grains (pasta and/or rice), frozen and canned meats, eggs, butter, breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal and/or pancake mix), baked goods, soup and household supplies (toilet paper, toiletries, and cleaning supplies if available).
All clients meet with a case manager who ensures that they are properly connected to other services available in the county and state. The Food Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Our office does take appointments for those clients in need of more in-depth case management. We can be reached at (304) 599-5020.
Baby Basics Pantry
Ran entirely by donations, the Baby Basics Pantry provides diapers, wipes, food and other baby essentials as items are available. Generally diapers are available in Newborn through size 2 at any time; larger sizes go very quickly, so it is always a good idea to call (304) 599-5020 before making a trip out! Baby cereal and foods are almost always in stock. The Baby Basics Pantry is open during regular business hours, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm every weekday; assistance will be provided to parents once every 30 days. You will need to bring a Social Security card or Medical card for the child each time you visit the baby pantry.
Backpack Feeding Program
What started in 2011 at Mylan Park Elementary with 212 children has grown to 828 children at 12 schools: Brookhaven, Cheat Lake, Mason-Dixon, Mountainview, Mylan Park, North, and Suncrest Elementary Schools; two Alternative Learning Centers, Clay Battelle Middle and High School, Mountaineer Middle School, and University High School.
Our goal is to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry. This program relies heavily on financial donations as well as donated foods. Click here for a list of foods we use in this program.