The First Place Food Pantry is a choice food pantry independently operated in Troy, Ohio. Served by Facility Director Donna Wilkerson and more than 45 dedicated volunteers, the pantry serves approximately 5,000 families a year in the Troy and Casstown communities.
As a choice pantry, our neighbors in need are able to choose their own food items. This reduces food waste and ensures that clients are able to select foods that fit their dietary needs.
Volunteers serve as personal shoppers, helping to select a variety of foods that are fresh and nutritionally balanced. Personal care items and baby items are also available for selection.
First Place Food Pantry started as an outreach of First United Methodist Church in Troy in 2002. As the need in our community grew, so did we, moving in 2014 to our home at 721 Lincoln Ave.
Now and Beyond
As community need increased, the food pantry became independent of First United Methodist Church in order to sustainably serve our neighbors. Because of this, we rely solely on community support from private donors, community organizations and foundations to keep our doors open and lights on to serve the community.