Williard UCC Food Pantry is in southeast Akron at 742 Johnston Street. To reach the food pantry call 330-253-8583 or 330-573-4828. The food pantry is open the 3rd Tuesday mornings of the month and the following Saturday morning. They serve on average 160 families a month which has been historically the 2nd largest serving pantry in the area. They are part of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank and InfoLine. We have around 20 adults and 15 youth who serve as "unpaid servants" at the pantry over the year. We also collect items for the pantry. Since most of the food items are able to be purchased from the Food Bank at a bulk rate, we collect things like toiletries, baby food and diapers, cereal, plastic bags, paper bags, and pop and milk containers (which are used for laundry soap). If you would like to help serve in this mission, contact our office (330-864-2179) or indicate on the Connection Card in Sunday worship.
But we do one more thing...we host the Annual Spaghetti Supper Fund Raiser for Williard Food Pantry. The greatest gift for the pantry is money since they can buy the food from the Food Bank at a very low rate. We hold an annual spaghetti supper that raises money toward this cause. Please contact the church office if you would like to volunteer during normal food pantry distribution times or serve at this annual fundraiser.