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Wood County food pantries.

Services from the Wood County based food pantries focus on ending, or reducing, hunger in the community. While that is always the main goal, some of the charities may also offer other forms of assistance. This can include, but is not limited too, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens, clothing, Christmas gifts or meals, and much more.

When it comes to the distribution of food, a family will often get a box of goods to address the emergency. The contents may vary widely based on donations. The Parkersburg pantries may offer fruits, vegetables, non-perishable canned goods, baby formula, and more. The staff will refer clients to other support, ranging from soup kitchens to food stamp intake sites.

For more information on the locations in Wood County, call a food bank below. If one is not near, then ask for referrals. As staff will often be know of other resources such as clothing closets or holiday meals too.

North Parkersburg Baptist Church
3109 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Main phone - (304) 485-3193
The locations serves as the Wood County co-op provider, so many pantries, farms, and soup kitchens partner with it.

Williamstown Welfare League
Alley behind Elementary School
Williamstown, WV 26187
The free food pantry is only for low income and struggling families or children in the Williamstown School District.

Christ United Methodist Church-Food Pantry
715 16th Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
The location is only open Tuesdays and Thursdays form 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There may be groceries, vouchers for medications, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and other assistance.





Covenant House of Wood County
(304) 344-8053

Parkersburg Urban Ministries
219 11th Street, Basement of St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
The faith based, christian charity offers many assistance programs to the working poor. A food pantry and clothing closet are on site. There is also holiday meals or school snacks for students, and prescription vouchers for the uninsured in Wood County.

Old Man Rivers Mission
703 Pike Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101

Community Resources, Inc.
914 Market Street - Suite 305
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Find help for food, identifications, weatherization, and other support. They also have applications to WIC vouchers for formula, SNAP food stamps, and other public aid. Information and referrals are also given by the staff.

The Salvation Army
Address of pantry - 534 Fifth Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Telephone number is (304) 485-4529
In addition to the food pantry, a free hot meal is served to those in need at Noon from the soup kitchen and dinner is offered too. The charity also has a thrift store, Adopt a Family for Christmas gifts, furniture, and Thanksgiving meals.





Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
903 Charles Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Fairlawn Baptist
215 Fairlawn Dr
Parkersburg, WV 26101
(304) 863-6782
An emergency food bank is on site.

Wood County Services for The Elderly
Address - 914 Market Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
(304) 485-6748
Programs range from Meals on Wheels to free lunches from the center. They also help with Nutrition Education, run senior centers, and offer other help.

Dial 304.523.6029 for additional pantries in Wood County. Or learn about other low income food programs such as Summer Food Service Program, surplus USDA Commodities, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution services, and others.




By Jon McNamara














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