Food Security


Scioto County has a network of food banks that secures and distributes meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the city and county and leads the community to engage in the fight against hunger.
Contact any of our local food banks to find food and assistance programs.

Local Food Pantries


Community Outreach

Cornerstone United Methodist :  808 Offnere Street
Portsmouth, Oh 45662

Pleasant Green Baptist Church:  1421 Waller St.
Portsmouth, Oh 45662
*4th Friday or Saturday
By appointment only
**Proof of income, number in household

Grace Community Church:  415 Washington St.
Portsmouth, Oh 45662
*last Sat of the month 9am – 11 am
**Photo ID, registration papers

Salvation Army:  1001 9th Street
Portsmouth, Oh 45662
*Hot food service Mon. – Fri. 10am – 1pm
Photo ID, proof of residency .

Second Presbyterian:  801 Waller Street
Portsmouth, Oh 45662
*Eligible every 30 days – Grocery store style
Every Weds except 1st Weds. 10am – 2 pm
**Photo ID & SS card for person in household
Proof of Residency .

Saint Francis Catholic:  2311 Stockham Lane
Portsmouth, Oh 45662
*2nd & last Thurs 9:30am – 12 pm
*Emergency Pantry Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
**Photo ID and number in home
Soup Kitchen – Wed 11am – 1pm

First Presbyterian Church:  221 Court street at corner of 3rd St.
*Visitors get an authorization slip from
Community Action, 3rd /Mkt, which indicates
that they have validated proof of income for
past three months and have seen Social Security
cards for each member of the household.

Grace at Bigelow:  5th and Washington Streets
Last Saturday of each month 11 am to 1 pm

Kingdom Builders Choice Pantry:  1629 Waller Street, Portsmouth.
Open 3rd Saturday and 3rd Monday each
month, 10a – noon.
Requires ID or SS card for each person in
household. Visitors are eligible, once a month,
to choose food items according to a point
system. Not staffed for drop-ins at other times.

Operation SafetyNet:  615 Eighth Street, between Court & Washington
Tuesdays, 10a-2p.
Asks number in household. 740-353-4985.
*Food availabilities vary, so call ahead.

Potters House Ministries Pantry:  5409 Winchester Av, Sciotoville. 740-776-4004.
Tuesday & Thursday each week. 9a-noon
(Check about other times)



Community Meals Program. Franklin Furnace, Ohio

Plymouth Heights Nazarene Church: 25 Arnett Street
Franklin Furnace, Oh 45629
*Emergency pantry – no set hours call
**Photo ID, SS cards, bill showing residency

Franklin Furnace Independent Baptist: Bobcat Drive, 740-354-9301
Third Thursday of each month 10 am – 3 pm


Community Outreach

Community of Christ Church :  723 Sedan Crabtree
Lucasville, Oh 45648
*Wed before 3rd Thurs. 5 – 6:30 pm
3rd Thurs 11am – 1pm
**Photo ID, Proof of residency, number of
people in household

Emmanuel United Methodist Church:  73 Scioto Street
Lucasville, Oh 45648
*3rd Wed or Thurs
**Photo ID, SS Cards and bill showing address



Community Meals Program. Minford, Ohio

Grace Baptist Church: 8186 St. Rt. 139
Minford, Oh 45653
*4th Tues 4 – 6pm
Drive Thru only
**Photo ID, SS cards and bill showing address

Minford Nazarene Church: 260 Bennett Road
Minford, Oh 45653
*2nd Saturday 10am – 1p,
Hot meals served on pantry day
**Photo ID, SS card for each person in
household, Proof of residency


Community Outreach

Beech Fork Church :  1847 St. Rt. 248
Otway, Oh 45652
740-372-2820 or 740-372-4841
*2nd & 4th Thurs 10am – 1pm
**Photo ID, proof of residency


Community Meals Program. West Portsmouth, Ohio

Mount Zion Apostolic Church: 1514 16th Street
West Portsmouth, Oh 45663
*Mon – Wed – Fri –Food Boxes – 10am
Days and times vary monthly call for schedule
**Photo ID – SS cards for all members of
household, Proof of residency

Our Lady of Sorrow: 2215 Galena Pike
West Portsmouth, Oh 45663
*1st & 3rd Thursday 10am – 12pm or until food
runs out.
**Photo ID and # in home.


Community Outreach

Wheelersburg Methodist Church :  11605 Gallia Street
Wheelersburg, Oh 45694
*3rd Tues 9am – 11am
Emergency Pantry


Community Meals Program.

Christ United Methodist Church: 5731 Gallia Street
Sciotoville, Oh 45662
*3rd Saturday 10am – 12pm
**Photo ID, Proof of residency

Sciotoville Nazarene Church (Potter’s House): 5409 Winchester Ave.
Sciotoville, Oh 45662
*Tues 9am – 2pm, Thurs 9am – 6pm and
4th Sat 11am – 1pm
** Proof of residency for all in household, Photo
ID for all adults

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