Twin City Christian Service Center Food Pantry
Very Small. Very Needed.
The Center was established in 1987 by the Twin City Ministerial Association to provide for individuals who needed help to supply food to their families and pay household bills. Its first location was on First Street in Dennison, based out of two rooms in a home being used for the Dennison Railroad Festival. The need for a larger location presented itself after the number of clientele accessing the serve continued to increase.
In the beginning, the CSC aimed to help with not only food needs, but also various other basic needs like help with bills, cost of medicine, gasoline, etc. However, the budget wouldn’t cover these additional costs, so the Salvation Army of Dennison/Uhrichsville began to support these needs, and the CSC focused on handling food needs.
Over the next several years, the CSC faced multiple moves mostly due to the space being required by another organization. While facing these challenges, the amount of community members being served by the Center continued to grow rapidly. Eventually, this led to an alliance with the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank to ensure the Center could keep up with the local community’s needs.
Due to rising unemployment, low-income jobs, illnesses and other challenges, the number of clients utilizing the food pantry continues to grow. What started out as a project sponsored by a small amout of local churches and individuals has grown into an amazing group of people all working together to help thousands of community members each year.
The Center has no paid employees, and is completely run by a team of 70 to 100 volunteers who are overseen by a Board. These volunteers are the heart of the Center, and so a yearly event takes place to honor them and recognize their hard work.
Who We Serve
The Center serves clients from the Twin Cities area as well as the following communities: Barnhill, Roswell, Tuscarawas, Gnadenhutten, Port Washington, Tippecanoe, Brightwood, Midvale and the rural areas surrounding these towns.
In addition to the partnership with the Akron/Canton Area Food Bank, the food pantry relies on donations and support from local community members, churches, organizations, and businesses like Ross’s Market Basket, Mako’s Market and Pharmacy, the Goshen Dairy, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Flemings and Rod’s Donuts. We’re grateful for all of these wonderful partners who help us serve the community.
how can i help?
We are grateful for any support offered, however monetary donations help us make the biggest impact due to our bulk food buying power.
Our opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10am-1pm and Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm.