The First Place Food Pantry is a choice food pantry operated in Troy, Ohio. Served by our staff and more than  50 dedicated volunteers, the pantry serves approximately 7500 families a year in Miami County, Ohio

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, household items,  infant care and pet care items are also available. 

Our Roots

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.  We moved to a larger location.   We are now located at  1100 Wayne St.  Suite 1450 Stouder Center –  Troy, Ohio 

Now and Beyond

As community need increased, the food pantry became an independent non-profit organization.  We rely solely on community support from private donors, community organizations, churches, businesses and foundations to keep our doors open and provide services.   First Place Food Pantry has the Guide Star Platinum Seal of Transparency.  

Our Staff

Susan Walker Hemm- Executive Director
Donna Wilkerson- Pantry Operations Manager