Listed below are the services provided at the Pantry.
Twice a week, weather permitting, the Pantry is open to provide food to families. The majority of the non-perishable food distributed by the Pantry comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Additionally, food contributions are also received from local grocers and individual donors.
Twice a week, weather permitting, the Pantry is open for community residents to receive clothing. Most of the clothing distributed by the Pantry comes from local citizenry donations.
For some families, who qualify through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, assistance is provided for emergencies. This assistance comes from a variety of sources and is kept anonymous.
The Pantry is one of the FEMA locations in the county. In cases of natural disaster, weather warnings, etc., the Pantry is open to provide shelter and other services to all affected families.
Pantry Volunteers are able to provide assistance in preparing DHHR Applications, health care (Affordable Care Act) applications, and Starting Points Day Care Center applications. Referrals to DHHR, Parents as Teachers, the Family Center (for GED testing services), Family Resource Network and Community Outreach are also available at the Pantry.
The Pantry has also expanded it’s clothing distribution to include infant any young children’s clothing. The Baby Pantry is open during normal business hours.
Children’s Play Group
Every Thursday, from 10:30am to 11:30am parents can bring children, ages 2-4, to the Pantry to play. This is a good time for the parents to also plan on visiting the Baby Pantry.
Richwood Farmers’ Market
August 1, 2015, the Richwood Pantry began operating the Richwood Farmers’ Market. This is a joint project sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Nicholas County Health Department. Monday through Friday residents of eastern Nicholas County can purchase fresh produce at the Pantry’s location in the Cherry River Plaza.