Making an Impact – Delivering Hope

“For I was hungry and you gave me food…I was naked and you gave me clothing, …as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Matthew 25:35,36 & 40 (NRSV)
 
 
 
 
 

Food | Clothing | Household Items

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Located at our Far Hills Campus
6430 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH 45459 (937) 433-1449 
pantry@epiphanydayton.org
 
Drop off donations at The Pantry, or place in donation tubs located in the Gathering Space of both campuses.
 
May 14 – June 18
 
Double-Match Days: June 2-3!

Meijer Simply Give Spring Campaign

 
Only at 5858 Springboro Pike Store 
 
For every $10 Meijer Simply Give card purchased and donated to the Pantry, Meijer will match the donation. During Double-Match Days, Meijer will double-match every $10 Simply Give card by giving $20 to the program, resulting in a total donation of $30. Choose one of the following options: 
1. pick up a Simply Give donation card at either campus Welcome Center
2. purchase a donation card at the Springboro Pike store
3. donate directly to Epiphany with MEIJER in the check memo or give online.
 
Each year, the requests for food through the Epiphany Pantry have been on the rise. So far the Pantry is up by 100 requests over this time last year. Spending on food runs about $400 per month, and at the current rate, the remaining inventory of Meijer gift cards will run out by year-end. Please help to keep the needy in our community fed!

Helping over 5,000 people every year

For the nearly 30 percent of households with children going hungry every day in the greater Dayton area, Epiphany’s Pantry is more than a room full of food, clothing, and household items. It is an oasis for many in despair. Through generous financial support, continuing donations, and endless hours from volunteers, the Epiphany Pantry is possible and making a positive impact in the Dayton area.

The Pantry is an emergency source, rather than a place for recurring assistance to the same families. Yet the need for one-time aid continues to increase. Thanks to financial gifts and weekly donations of clothing, food, and household items, the Epiphany Pantry is possible, and people are finding hope.

If You Need Help

 

Families & Individuals 

The Epiphany Pantry works in partnership with social agencies, churches, and schools in the Miami Valley. We are sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing. Because we cannot work directly with the families, you must first contact your pastor, social worker, or guidance counselor, who will in turn contact Epiphany directly.  

Social Workers

If you have a client who needs assistance, please contact the Pantry to complete the necessary paperwork. Please call (937) 433-1449 or email pantry@epiphanydayton.org.
 
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How You Can Help 

 

Make Donations

Financial: If you would like to make a financial donation in lieu of bringing items to the church, our super shoppers will do the shopping for you. Donations can be made during the offering or online.

In-Season Clothing & Shoes: New or gently-used and clean for infants, children (including school uniforms and school bags), adults (both men and women)

Non-Perishable Food such as: Canned fruit and vegetables, soups, canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes, spaghetti sauce, baby food, bibs and bottlesPersonal Care Items such as:Toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, deodorant and shampoo

Household Items such as:
New or gently-used (clean and working):

Sheets, blankets, bedspreads, quilts, towels, wash cloths, dishes, glasses, flatware, pots, pans, skillets, clocks, small appliances

 
The Pantry cannot accept computers, printers, TVs, large sporting or lawn equipment.
 

Share Your Time

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact the Epiphany Pantry at pantry@epiphanydayton.org or (937) 433-1449. Thank you for providing for those in need!

About the Pantry

 

Our Volunteers

A dedicated number of volunteers donate their time each week to organize donations and stock orders received from the social workers. While some volunteers are packing orders for food, others are filling requests for clothing, and household, cleaning and personal care items. Amidst this hustle and bustle, the Holy Spirit is alive and well in the hearts and hands of the Pantry volunteers.

Working in the Pantry has made me so much more aware of my many blessings, and I thank God for letting me be here to make a difference in someone else’s life.”

 

A Little History

The Clothing Pantry began in 1974 keeping supplies on shelves in the corner of a Sunday School room.  Folks needing assistance came to the church and tried on the clothes.  It wasn’t long before this system needed revising and the Pantry partnered the social agencies, such as the Red Cross and Montgomery County Children’s Service Bureau.  Word spread and more agencies contacted us to help their clients.  With the wonderful support from the congregation, Epiphany’s Pantry grew and we were able to include small household items, emergency food, personal care items, and cleaning supplies for our brothers and sisters in need. 

Today, we work with over 40 agencies and schools, and have included school supplies and uniforms on our list of items to give away.  In 2011 we clothed 2,041 children, 877 adults, gave food to 5,007 individuals, and household items to 1,515 families.