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Volunteer with The Hearth

We are so thankful you are interested in volunteering with our food pantry! We are always in need of volunteers to help us in different areas of our pantry. 

General Information:

Our pantry is open the second thru the fourth (or fifth) Tuesday of the month from 2pm-7pm.

We are closed the first Tuesday of every month.


The address is 3415 Linden Avenue in Dayton, 45410. We are located at the back entrance of East Dayton Christian Church between Lee's chicken and the Hasty Tasty diner. Our phone number is 937-903-9791 or you can reach us by our connect sheet on this site.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Mondays from 9am-1pm  We unload the truck and prepare the pantry for service the next day. Lifting will be required of some volunteers. Please wear closed-toe shoes and consider dressing in layers for comfort. Gloves may also be helpful if you have a favorite pair. 

Tuesdays from noon-7pm Volunteers will be matched with a task ranging from set-up, running a station, helping with intake, moving carts, helping with traffic control, bagging food items, or clean-up tasks. 

Volunteer Eligibility: 

There is not a formal sign up to volunteer, if you come to our pantry, we will happily put you in a station to help out. 


We do not currently have any age restrictions for volunteers, however, we may have to adjust volunteer positions based on safety. If you are a young volunteer or need verification of your volunteer hours, please contact us to make arrangements before your come to volunteer. 


The pantry is always closed the first Monday and Tuesday of the Month.

Groups of 3 or More

We have been fortunate to host church youth groups, school groups and businesses with us here at the Hearth! What a great way to bond serving our community!

If you would like to make it a party and bring a group of three or more, please fill out our contact sheet or call us at 937-903-9791 so we can plan accordingly.

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