Our Local Mars Hill Food Pantry Provides supplemental food and basic necessities to registered clients on a weekly basis. The basic pre-packaged allotments, are then handed out to clients every Tuesday. Community Caring and Sharing helps more than 375 individuals and families per week, Putting a emphasis on helping our Seniors, Veterans, Children, Single Parents and the disabled , who so often are limited by fixed or no incomes, and are shown to be among the most consistent pantry clients.
Walk In/Pick-up Only.
First Come, First Served. While Supplies Last.
Supplies Limited. No Guarantees.
Must Bring the Following:
- Current Valid US Government Issued Photo ID.
- 2 pieces of recent mail to verify current address.proof of residency
- Servicing neighborhood of Mars Hill and surrounding Wayne and Decatur Townships
Every Tuesday Morning at 9:30 you need to register at the front desk for a Credit token chip with your valid credentials. Only 1 Credit Chip per Family/Household.
*Token/Chip/Credit-Valid for 1 Basic Package per Household/Family.
- Register Every Time,
- then Go through the line,
- hand in the token/chip to the clerk,
- Receive your assistance package.
- ***You Must repeat and do this process every week.
Links – Nutrition Assistance Programs
- USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- How to Get Food Help (SNAP Outreach and Nutrition Education Materials)
Women, Infants and Children
- Women, Infants and Children’s Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
- WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
- Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP)
- Office of Community Services (OCS)
- Head Start
- Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Food Distribution Disaster Assistance
- The Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
Food insecurity as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and
safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially