Community Food Pantry

Grace Community Food Pantry is a non-profit organization, which, in 1981, grew out of the efforts of the Grove City Ministerium to address the needs of low-income families in the community.  Although housed in Grace United Methodist Church, the pantry is not a mission of Grace Church but rather of the community as a whole.  We are supported through various grants, the Grove City Area United Way, and by the generosity of many Grove City area churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals. 

Clients who cannot pick up their food during the day may call the church at 724-458-8660 to make special arrangements.

“A Helping Hand from Your Neighbors” 

The Grace Community Food Pantry is here to help when people are having a hard time making ends meet!  We are located in the basement of Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of Pine and S. Broad Streets. (Enter at the red door below street level across from the post office.) 

HOURS: Mondays from 1:30-4:00 p.m. (except holidays)
1st Monday of each month 5:30-7:00 p.m.(except holidays) 

The Food Pantry offers necessary items such as:

  • canned goods         

  • cereal 

  • meat

  • paper products     

  • eggs & cheese                     

  • bread

  • toiletries

  • noodles & pasta             

The amount of food that families receive depends on the family size.

We use State guidelines to determine who qualifies for help.  Families do not have to be receiving other government help to get food at the pantry. Our clients must live in the Grove City Area School District.  Families who don’t meet our income or residency guidelines can receive a 1-time emergency food order. 

PANTRY INCOME GUIDELINES 

FAMILY SIZE               MONTHLY INCOME                    WEEKLY INCOME

          1                                              $1,276                                              $295

            2                                              $1,711                                              $395

            3                                              $2,146                                              $495

            4                                              $2,581                                              $596

            5                                              $3.016                                              $696

            6                                              $3,451                                              $796

            7                                              $3,886                                              $897

            8                                              $4,321                                              $997

For each additional family member add      $    435                                                 $100

 New clients should bring a driver’s license, photo I.D., or other proof of address, & should know the total amount of income for everyone in the household. 

The Clothes Closet is located down the hall from the pantry, and is open during pantry daytime hours. Free new and gently used clothing is available there for anyone who needs it, whether or not they are a client of Grace Community Food Pantry.

Volunteers age 18 and over are always welcome at Grace Community Food Pantry.  From time to time, there are opportunities for teen volunteers as well. 

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to organize a food drive or fund-raising event on our behalf, please call Jenna Magee at 724-748-4995.  Please direct other questions or concerns about the food pantry to the church office. 

The Clothes Closet provides free new and used clothing to anyone needing it, whether a Pantry client or not.  It is also located in Grace United Methodist Church and is open during daytime Pantry hours.