West Virginia food banks and pantries.

If you need short term food assistance or referrals to longer term government benefits, turn to a pantry or food bank in West Virginia. These non-profit organizations listed below by county, which may be near you, provide the needy with a number of resources. Mainly they can distribute free or low cost food and groceries to individuals and families who are facing a hardship. Below you will find information on locations, phone numbers, and the primary centers in West Virginia.

In addition to providing free or low cost food, these non-profits are a great place to turn to for other help. For example, many of them can provide people information on government assistance programs, where to turn to for items such as clothes, counseling, and they usually have referrals to local charities, churches and local assistance programs. There are also usually free Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas meals served by many of the pantries as well as soup kitchens in West Virginia.

In addition to the food banks listed below, most counties in West Virginia also provide other forms of financial assistance and aid to the low to moderate income. These are in addition to the agencies listed below. So as you work with or contact a center below, ask a staff member or volunteer for more information on assistance programs in your county in West Virginia. If needed, a phone number is at the bottom of the page for additional locations of food banks near you.

Huntington Area Food Bank
Address is 1327 7th Ave
Huntington - West Virginia, 25701
Telephone - (304) 523-6029
The non-profit partners with local charities, pantries, and non-profits. Together they offer free groceries, canned goods, perishable items and more to low income and poor families. Many children and students receive help as well.





F.A.I.T.H. Center Pantry
Rt. 1
West Hamlin - WV, 25571
Phone number - (304) 824-3059

Mountaineer Food Bank
180 Enterprise Dr.
Gassaway, West Virginia 26624

Mountaineer Food Bank
Gassaway - WV, 26624
(304) 364-5518





Little Birch Southern Baptist Food Pantry
4857 Old Turnpike Rd.
Little Birch - WV, 26629
The food pantry distributes a variety of help to the low income, including clothing, free food, clothing and other household supplies.

Christ's Kitchen
405 B Street
Saint Albans - West Virginia, 25177
Serves meals and food.

Christian Help, Inc.
219 Walnut Street
Morgantown - WV, 26505
Offers food and other assistance. Anyone can get help, regardless of income. Households are eligible to receive a three day supply of non-perishable canned goods such as soup, vegetables, fruit, and tuna in addition to pasta and sauce, bread, peanut butter, coffee or tea, and whatever else we might have available. No one is turned away. Receive help up to once every 60 days.

Mountaineer Food Bank
484 Enterprise Drive
Gassaway, WV 26624

Huntington Area Food Bank, Inc.
1327 Seventh Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Provides free food, formula, fruits, and more to income qualified West Virginia families. Also inquire into government aid such as SNAP food stamps.

Local food pantries by county and city

In addition to the regional non-profits, there are dozens of other distribution centers that can be contacted. Most counties have smaller food banks or charity run soup kitchens that focus only on the residents of that region. They may offer free groceries in an emergency, serve meals to senior citizens, feed children, and offer other support.




Union Mission Of Fairmount, Inc.
107 Jefferson St.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Dial - (304)363-0300

Greene County Community Food Bank
511 Rolling Meadows Rd
Waynesburg, 15370
(724) 627-9784
In addition to groceries, the non-profit may have other basic needs such as clothing, holiday meals, and gently used household items.

Corner Cupboard Food Bank
Location of the pantry is 511 Rolling Meadows Rd
Waynesburg, 15370
Emergency bags of groceries, rice, baby formula, surplus government commodities and other support is available.

Jubilee Soup Kitchen
230 E Fayette St.
Uniontown, 15401
Hot lunches, dinners, and brown bag lunch boxes are for the homeless and working poor.

The Soup Kitchen Of Greater Wheeling Inc.
PO Box 546
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Dial 304-233-2992 for hours
The location may serve hot meals to the low income and homeless. Special holiday food items, meals and gift baskets may be available too, including Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.





Locations of more West Virginia free food banks or assistance programs

There are even more free food pantries and soup kitchens in West Virginia that are near you. Or for any families and individuals who need further support, such as information on applying for SNAP, holiday ingredients, groceries or access to free food can dial 304-364-5518 for more information. Callers can get free referrals to locations of food banks and charitable distribution centers in West Virginia.

By Jon McNamara

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