What are you doing about Coronavirus/COVID-19?


We are at an unprecedented time in our community. All of us here at The Hearth Community Place want you to know that we care about you and are taking this situation seriously. We are looking to the Dayton Foodbank for guidance as we navigate this new territory. We are planning to continue service as long as possible, because we know the needs of our community and care about you and your health. We will continue to assess this situation weekly and communicate with you regularly. 

To do this, we are going to make the following modifications to our pantry service until further notice.

  • We are working with EDCC and taking all precautions with the cleanliness of our pantry. Our surfaces are being disinfected regularly. We will continue to implement all cleaning guidelines put forth by the CDC and the Dayton Foodbank.

  • We will be instituting a walk-through OR drive-through pantry service. This means that your food will be pre-boxed for you and after registration, you will receive your box and be able to leave. For as long as we can, we will strive to include the same amount of food we always pass out.

  • In an abundance of caution, our volunteers will be limiting physical contact with clients, including hugging. While we love each and every one of you, our first priority is your safety and wellbeing.

  • The Dayton Foodbank is extending their senior box program to (5) boxes per household during this time. Because of the additional boxes, and until further notice, the Foodbank will not pass out boxes at our location. If you are a client of the CSFP Senior box program contact the Foodbank to find out how to receive your additional boxes. You may contact them at 937-949-4096.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us via our website (thehearthdayton.org), our FB Page and Messenger (search for The Hearth Community Place) or phone (937-903-9791).

Thank you for your patience at this time,

Marilyn Harper

Executive Director

The Hearth Community Place

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to receive pantry services?

Driver's License or State ID for Registration. We also recommend you bring grocery bags or laundry baskets to carry food home if possible.

What zip codes/cities do you serve?

We do not have zip code or city limitations. We are happy to provide pantry services regardless of where you reside.

What food is provided?

We provide meat, dairy, bread, non-perishable items, and fresh produce. Through our partnership with East Dayton Christian Church, The Foodbank of Dayton, Schwebel’s Bakery, Kroger, Costco and other local businesses, we serve individuals and families eligible for the Federal Emergency Food Assistant Program. Our fully “client choice” model empowers food recipients to select items within each major food group that best fits their household’s unique needs.

When is the pantry open?

The pantry is open most Tuesdays from 2-7pm. We are closed the FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH. Our most updated calendar is provided on our Facebook page monthly

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