The food pantry at SRSH is one of the largest and busiest in the county. in 2012, we served well over 6,000 individuals. Mon County residents seeking services through the food pantry need to provide proof of residency, a social security number for all members of their household and their monthly income. Currently, our food pantry provides one-week's worth of food and grocery items once every sixty days.
Items in food orders generally include: canned goods (fruits, vegetables and legumes), grains (pasta and/or rice), frozen and canned meats, eggs, butter, breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal and/or pancake mix), baked goods, soup and household supplies (toilet paper, toiletries, and cleaning supplies if available).
All clients meet with a Master's prepared social worker who ensures that they are properly connected to other services available in the county and state. The Food Pantry is open every weekday, except Wednesdays, from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Our case manager, Apryl Lee, does take appointments for those clients in need of more in-depth case management. She can be reached at (304) 599-5020.
Run entirely by donations, the Baby Pantry, provides diapers, wipes, clothing, food and other baby essentials as items are available. Generally diapers are available in Newborn through size 2 at any time; larger sizes go very quickly, so it is always a good idea to call (304) 599-5020 before making a trip out! We do offer new and gently used clothing up to size 5T as well as other layette items. Baby cereal and foods are almost always in stock. The Baby Pantry is open during regularly business hours, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm every weekday.
Backpack Feeding Program
Started in 2011 at Mylan Park Elementary with 212 children, SRSH is now serving 520 children at Brookhaven, Mason-Dixon and Mylan Park Elementary Schools. We are working to bring North Elementary School on board in the near future and plan to add at least one more school at the beginning of the 2013/2014 school year. Our goal is to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry. This program relies heavily on financial donations as well as donated foods. Executive Director Julie Harris is available to speak to local groups at anytime bout the status of food insecurity and hunger in our community by calling (304) 599-5020.
SRSH offers a variety of educational programs for the community and clients alike. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for offerings! A favorite recent class has been on extreme couponing.