Food Pantry - Akron, OH

Jul 16, 2022

About St Mark’s United Methodist Church

St Mark’s United Methodist Church, located in Akron, OH, is dedicated to serving and supporting the local community through various outreach programs. One of our flagship initiatives is the Food Pantry, which aims to address the issue of food insecurity in the area.

Addressing Food Insecurity in Akron

Akron, Ohio, like many other cities across the nation, faces the challenge of food insecurity. Our Food Pantry at St Mark’s United Methodist Church is committed to making a difference and providing support to individuals and families in need. We believe that everyone deserves access to nutritious food, regardless of their circumstances.

Our Mission

At the St Mark’s Food Pantry, our mission is not only to distribute food but also to create a safe and welcoming space where individuals and families can find support and resources to improve their overall well-being. We strive to address the root causes of food insecurity through education, advocacy, and community engagement.

Services We Provide

Our Food Pantry offers a wide range of services to cater to the diverse needs of our community members. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Food distribution: We distribute essential food items to those facing food insecurity, ensuring they have access to nutritious meals.
  • Educational workshops: We organize workshops on topics such as cooking on a budget, nutrition education, and meal planning to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for healthy living.
  • Referrals and resources: In addition to providing food, we connect individuals with other local resources and support services, such as healthcare providers, housing assistance programs, and employment agencies.
  • Community events: We host events that encourage community engagement and foster a sense of belonging, such as food drives, holiday meals, and volunteer appreciation gatherings.

Volunteer Opportunities

We believe that addressing food insecurity requires collective action, and we rely heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers. If you share our passion for making a difference in the lives of others, we invite you to become a volunteer at our Food Pantry. By joining our team, you can contribute your time and skills to help us achieve our mission.

As a volunteer, you may be involved in tasks such as:

  1. Assisting with food preparation and distribution
  2. Organizing and sorting donations
  3. Helping with fundraising events
  4. Providing support and guidance to individuals visiting the Food Pantry

No matter your background or level of experience, there is a place for you in our volunteer team. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity.

Donations and Support

We rely on the support of generous individuals and organizations in the community to sustain our Food Pantry. Monetary donations, as well as donations of non-perishable food items, are greatly appreciated.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website or contact us directly. Your contribution will enable us to continue serving those in need and working towards a future where food insecurity is no longer a concern in Akron, OH.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Food Pantry at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated team is here to assist you.


Email: [email protected]

Brooke Bacon
I appreciate the dedication of St Mark's United Methodist Church to supporting the local community.
Sep 2, 2023
Joel Laffer
It's great to see a church actively involved in addressing food insecurity in Akron.
Aug 20, 2023
Daniel Griffin
Food pantries play a crucial role in ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious meals. Thank you, St Mark's United Methodist Church.
Jul 23, 2023
Scotia Alves
Thank you, St Mark's United Methodist Church, for prioritizing the needs of the community through the Food Pantry.
Jun 18, 2023
Harrison Zou
I'm glad to see St Mark's United Methodist Church taking proactive steps to address food insecurity.
Apr 7, 2023
Rose Dickson
St Mark's United Methodist Church's dedication to helping the community is truly inspiring.
Mar 10, 2023
Bridgett Schmidt
I'm grateful for the presence of the Food Pantry at St Mark's United Methodist Church. It's a lifeline for many.
Feb 25, 2023
The Food Pantry at St Mark's United Methodist Church is making a positive impact on the community.
Feb 2, 2023
Big Tex Trailers
The Food Pantry's impact goes beyond providing food; it offers compassion and support to those in need.
Jan 14, 2023
Mark Guertin
Offering support to the Food Pantry is an investment in the well-being of Akron's residents.
Dec 29, 2022
Dylan Kinsella
Supporting the Food Pantry is a meaningful way to contribute to the welfare of the community.
Dec 11, 2022
Patterson India
The Food Pantry program is evidence of the caring and inclusive nature of St Mark's United Methodist Church.
Dec 10, 2022
Sofie Andersen
The efforts of St Mark's United Methodist Church are truly commendable. Keep up the good work!
Nov 20, 2022
Fabian Dressler
Food insecurity is a prevalent issue, and initiatives like the Food Pantry are essential in addressing it.
Aug 9, 2022
David Rosenfeld
The Food Pantry at St Mark's United Methodist Church is a much-needed resource for those facing food insecurity in Akron.
Jul 24, 2022