Food Pantry


Food Pantry

We understand that this is not always the most comfortable process and, and we want your experience to be one that helps as well as uplifts you.  We hope that pride won’t keep you from getting help in your time of need.

Who do you help?

Residents of Eastern Auglaize County with an emergency food need.

Why?

Your on-hand food will last less than 2 days and you have no means of buying more.

When can I come for food?

Monday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where?

The back (glass door) entrance at 38 E Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta.

How?

Show up during walk-in pantry hours and please bring:
1.Picture ID
2.Proof of residence – official mail, current utility bill, rent receipt or benefit letters
3.Income and expense info for everyone in your household

I still have questions, what should I do?

We are happy to answer questions you may have and can refer you to appropriate services.

What kind of food do you give away and is it really free?

We place high priority on making wholesome, nutritious foods available and provide a nutritionally balanced grocery order to every family at no cost.

Where does the food come from that you distribute?

People like you! Mercy Unlimited relies on grants, private and corporate donations, as well as sales in the Thrift Store to fund our food ministry.  We are not supported by government monies or food commodities.

I want to donate to the pantry, how can I do that and what do you need?

Fresh non-perishable foods, dairy items, frozen foods, peanut butter and meats as well as produce are welcome.  Personal hygiene, cleaning products, diapers and baby items are also appreciated.  Your monetary donations allow us to fill gaps as necessary.  
Donations are received at the donation center entrance located at the back of our building behind downtown Wapakoneta from 9am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9am-2:00pm Saturday

My group or workplace would like to hold a drive or event, is that ok?

YES, that is awesome!!  We love it when anyone wants to support us. We also have volunteer opportunities at established events and weekly serving our clients. If you need ideas or help give us a call.

How much of my donation will really help someone?

91 cents of every dollar donated last year provided assistance for people in need. Only 9 % is for administrative costs.

How do I volunteer at Mercy Unlimited?

Call our office at (419) 738-3161 and schedule an appointment with  our Volunteer Coordinator.