Adventist Outreach Pantry has lots of food to give away

One Hamilton County food pantry has a surplus of food waiting for residents to pick up.

The Adventist Outreach Ministries Pantry, 725 Whittier Street, has an abundant supply of frozen meats, canned goods, and protein items, said Tom Rohrer, a volunteer with the pantry.

“We have ever more food available to us and are looking to serve more people who are in need during this pandemic,” he said. “We have access to a lot of frozen meat and protein items that a lot of other pantries don’t have right now.”

For the last eight to 10 years, the pantry has operated jointly with Shiloh Church and the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. Rohrer said it is one of the 10 largest pantries in Hamilton County.

One box of food can feed a family for three days. On Thanksgiving, they gave out roughly 450 turkeys. The pantry distributes more than 325,000 pounds of food annually to clients.

The pantry is open every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., except for the first week of each month. They will check IDs upon arrival. You do not need to verify your income or residency.

The food will be placed in your trunk if space is available.

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