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Dayton Metro Library’s partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance continues, with free, shelf-stable meal pickup available at all Dayton Metro Library Branches. Each week, parents are invited to pick up five meals per child at the Branch Library nearest them. Pick up times are 4:30-5:30 pm at all locations. No registration is needed. 

Catholic Social Services

922 West Riverview Avenue
Dayton 45402
(937) 223-7217


Program provides an emergency food pantry to families in need. Fresh fruit and vegetables as available by season. Entrance is on Orth Avenue. Must be 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Prepackaged boxes available ONLY.

Catholic Social Services (CSS) normally serves clients once every 30 days, but during this time of need, they recognize that people need more food access. Therefore, they are now serving people once per week with a prepacked box of food.


Monday thru Friday
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fairview United Methodist

828 West Fairview Avenue
Dayton 45406
(937) 274-2180


Provides food in quantity based upon the number of eligible persons in the household.
Must call for appointment at 9:00am on Mon. and Fri. only.


Monday and Friday
By appointment only (Call to schedule an appointment beginning at 9 a.m. on days pantry is open)
Farmersville First Baptist Church

334 North Elm Street
Farmersville 45325
(937) 696-2860


Please call the church (937-696-2860) to make sure our food pantry is open on scheduled days (every other Tuesday). In an effort to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, volunteers will meet you at your car, take your information and deliver food to you.


Every other Tuesday
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Foodbank, INC.

56 Armor Place
Dayton 45417
(937) 461-0625 ext. 13


Just drive-thru for food.*
For Job & Family you should have Photo ID, SS cards, Lease, birth certificates and utility bills.

*Please note that the foodbanks mobile pantries are canceled due to the current public health crisis and all drive-thru distributions take place at their warehouse located at 56 Armor Place, Dayton, OH 45417.


The week of 5/18-5/24:

Monday – Thursday, 10am – noon.

The Hearth Community Place

3415 Linden Ave,
Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 903-9791


We provide meat, dairy, bread, non-perishable items, and (in the summer months) fresh produce. Through our partnership with East Dayton Christian Church, the Food Bank of Dayton, Schwebel’s Bakery, and the Dayton Phoenix Group, we serve individuals and families eligible for the Federal Emergency Food Assistant Program.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Hearth will be doing an outdoor pantry service at EDCC. Please follow all signage and the directions of Hearth Pantry volunteers. If you arrive by car, STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE and our volunteers will bring your groceries out to you.  A maximum of THREE HOUSEHOLDS can be served per car. Ensure your car has space for groceries as our volunteers cannot move personal items. Pedestrians and bus riders will be served on the side of the church.



All other Tuesdays open from 2:00pm-7:00pm

Good Neighbor House

627 East 1st Street
Dayton 45402
(937) 224-3003


Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of Good Neighbor House is to provide help for under-served individuals and families, clients must meet certain eligibility requirements to qualify for our services. If eligible, clients are able to receive groceries every 30 days. Good Neighbor House provisional participants must:

-present photo ID and Social Security cards for all family members

-211 Card (If you have received one in the past from GNH or any other organization)

Items available at the food pantry:

-Food Pantry (Dry & Canned Goods, Meats, Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables)
-Special Dietary Needs Pantry (For individuals w/Chronic Health Issues)


Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Arrive by 1:30 pm for guaranteed service)


Restoration Church Centerville

63 East Franklin Street
Centerville 45459
(937) 371-7813


First Dawn is a choice food pantry to serve as an emergency food assistance to individuals in need.
Resident of Centerville, Miamisburg, Kettering, West Carrollton, Moraine



6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

St. Vincent de Paul

945 Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton 45417
(937) 222-5555


St. Vincent de Paul is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Greater Dayton Area. We aid the homeless and impoverished by providing emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, food, clothing and household items, and guidance on the path to leading a self-sustaining life. The Dayton District Council is made up of a variety of programs and services including 32 Chapters, or Conferences, with volunteers operating out of local parishes and universities. We provide help to individuals and families who are on the brink of losing their housing, those who are currently homeless, and those working to secure and maintain permanent housing.

Eligibility Criteria:

– During the COVID-19 Crisis, our Food Pantry will be providing curbside distribution, whether you have a vehicle or not

-St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry serves anyone who comes to our door, regardless of ZIP code. All clients must present identification for each household member. Adults should bring a picture ID. For children, a birth certificate, social security card, or insurance card is sufficient.

– If you need further food assistance, call the local Catholic Church in your area and leave a message that includes your name, address, phone number and the best time to return your call

– A St. Vincent de Paul volunteer will return your call, usually within 24-48 hours,and you can discuss your needs in detail. If you are unable to find a church in your area, call the St. Vincent de Paul Administration Office at (937) 222-7349 for assistance.


Food Pantries are open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

3317 Hoover Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402


In addition to our pantry, the Foodbank, Inc. 56 Armor Place, Dayton, has a drive-thru pantry from 1-3pm, Monday and Friday. Call (937) 461-0265, x-31, to make an appointment

-Eligibility criteria not found on website. May have to call to find out if there is any eligibility criteria.


**Our Food Pantry currently remains open on Thursdays (Time not given on the website)


With God’s Grace

622 Springfield Street
Dayton 45403
(937) 397-4124


Eligibility Criteria:

With God’s Grace will be offering emergency food on Wednesday May 6th.  Please Text name to 937-397-4124, and we will text you appt time back. We have appt available from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm and then 4:00 pm to 8 pm for Wed at 622 Springfield St Dayton, Ohio 45403. We will have walk-in open appt from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

*With God’s Grace is closed from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

*Our families MUST park in the empty field lot at 612 Springfield St. If lot full please circle around until parking space is available.

*No Parking is allowed on Jersey St or in front of our building. No Loading or unloading on Jersey St.

*MUST bring an ID and laundry basket, wagon or cart to carry your food in. Make sure you can carry your food, due to walking to the open field parking lot. If you are unable to take your food to your car, please bring someone to help you


***Other Calendar Days Available are on their website with different times and locations:


Hours vary

Call for information or check Facebook page

Visit their website for mobile pantry dates