Sunday, August 28, 2016

Food Pantry


Agape Distribution hosts one of the largest Free Grocery Stores in the state of Ohio. We serve about 85 families daily, each receiving about 75 lbs. of groceries of their choosing at no charge.

Qualifying income is determined by Job & Family services at poverty 100%, see form. Each month over 500,000 lbs. of groceries are distributed to the hungry is our region.

This is accomplished at an incredible 2009 cost of $3.62 per person served! One dollar ($1.00) donated to the food pantry will yield an incredible $28.00 in groceries. Donations for the Food Pantry may be made to Agape Distribution and memoed, "Food Pantry".

Children in Need

June through 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 ask for help from their local food pantry. Your help during these times is greatly appreciated.

Agape Statistics

  • 17,623 individuals receive emergency groceries here
  • 500,000 LBS given away each month
  • $1.00 = $28.00 in product given
  • Groceries received per person: approximately 75 lb.
  • Cost per person to serve: $3.62

Preserving Self Esteem

Asking for help is humbling! Once registered,our grocery shoppers receive a Food Pantry Shopper card securing their 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.