Friday, July 25, 2014

Food Pantry


Agape Distribution hosts one of the largest Free Grocery Stores in the state of Ohio. We serve about 80 families daily, each receiving about 70 lbs. of groceries of their choosing at no charge.

Qualifying income is determined by Job & Family services at poverty +25%, see form. Each month over 100,000 lbs. of groceries are distributed.

This is accomplished at an incredible 2009 cost of $3.36 per person! One dollar donated to the food pantry will yield an incredible $48.00 in groceries. Donations for the Food Pantry may be made to Agape Distribution and memoed, "Food Pantry".

Children in Need

June and September are the times of greatest need! In the summer months children are home from school and no longer receive school breakfasts and lunches. In September, the cost of school supplies for children too often creates a difficult choice between these supplies and food. This plus the softening economy is driving more people than ever to food pantry. Your help during these times is greatly appreciated.

Agape Statistics

  • 29,900 persons served
  • 18,800 Shelby County residents have qualified for Grocery assistance
  • 35% of our neighbors come to Agape'' looking for hope
  • 100,000+lbs. each month
  • $1.00 = $48.00 in product given
  • Groceries received per person: approximately 70 lb.
  • Cost per person to serve: $3.36

Preserving Self Esteem

Asking for help is humbling! Once registered at Agape a Speedy Shopper Card is issued securing the free membership. Families check in, take a shopping cart selecting the items they like. Quantities are limited but a nutritionally balanced diet is freely available.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 808
  • Sidney, OH 45365-0808

More about Us

  • Agape Distribution hosts one of the largest free grocery stores in Ohio which now serves all of Shelby County directly with the addition of a Mobile Food Pantry. Our goal is to make it hard to go hungry!
  • Agape Distribution provided 1,683,000 lbs of groceries in 2010 with children accounting for 38% of those we serve, and seniors at 10%.

Agape Hours

  • Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-5PM
  • Saturday 8AM-12PM

Pantry Hours

  • Mon.-Thurs. 10AM-3PM
  • Friday CLOSED
  • Saturday 9AM-11:45AM
  • Sunday CLOSED


Agape Distribution is a non-profit organization, registered under a 501(c)3 designation. As such, tax deductions are allowed for qualified contributions. These contributions are those in which no goods or services were received by the donor.