Food Pantry

At Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries, our Food Pantry stands as a beacon of hope and support for the South Charleston community and its surroundings. As the primary provider of essential sustenance, we tirelessly work to alleviate hunger and food insecurity. Through partnerships with the USDA Commodities program and the generosity of local donors, we ensure that no one goes without a meal. Beyond simply providing food, we extend our reach to South Charleston Middle School students, offering weekend snack bags to those who may face hunger at home. Whether you’re in need of assistance or wish to contribute to our cause, we invite you to join us in this vital mission. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you require assistance or are able to contribute to our food donation efforts.

How Do I Apply for Assistance?

Confirm that you are in our service area here.

Please be prepared to provide proof of your current address: Utility Bill, Medical Card, or WV ID.

Bring the name, birthday, social security number, proof of income and or DHHR/SNAP letter for everyone in the home. We ask for your Social Security number to help us verify your identity and ensure that you receive the social services you need, such as access to the food pantry. This number helps us keep accurate records and prevents fraud, ensuring that assistance goes to those who truly need it. Protecting your privacy and personal information is important to us, and we handle your Social Security number with the utmost care and confidentiality. Providing this number helps us streamline the process and ensure that you receive the support you deserve.

Please understand, we ask for your race and other related demographic information on assistance applications to better understand and serve the diverse communities we support. This information helps us ensure that resources are distributed equitably and that our programs effectively address the needs of all individuals and families. By collecting demographic data, including race, we can identify any disparities in access to food assistance and work towards creating more inclusive and fair services for everyone. Your participation in providing this information is greatly appreciated and helps us improve our efforts to combat hunger and promote food security for all.