Many families in Athens County are struggling to meet basic needs, with hunger being at the top of their list.  
Athens County Department of Job and Family Services in partnership with the Athens Food Pantry, is striving to provide supplemental and emergency food boxes through Operation Full Belly here in Athens County. 

Pantries across the country are expanding services and expecting escalated demands on food boxes that will strain their resources.   Athens County is no different. 
On average 500 supplemental food boxes are distributed each month here in Athens County, while emergency food box numbers are expected to increase.   

We are dedicated to providing food boxes to eligible residents of Athens County, Ohio who find themselves in need.   
Together with our partners from the Athens Food Pantry, we have been serving the citizens of Athens County for over 30 years.   
The Athens Food Pantry is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, with a dedicated team that works to ensure that food is always available for those in need.

Our success against this battle of hunger depends on YOU, our community partners.   Donations from YOU will help us to feed Athens County and stop hunger in Southeast Ohio.   
Won't you join us in our battle against hunger?   Donate Today! 

NEW!  Athens County Back to School Bash 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 , The Market on State, 1002 E. State Street, Athens
The event is open to all Athens County children.  

With your support the Athens County Back to School Bash will provide a free backpack packed filled with basic school supplies, a pair of shoes and a school logoed t-shirt (while supplies last).  At the event we will also have available information on community resources, valuable health information, free haircuts, free immunizations, free food and so much more!

You might be wondering, what is the cost to sponsor a child?  Just $65 per child!  A small financial investment in the future of our children’s success. 
We encourage you to consider sponsoring as many children as you can,… or maybe you’d like to sponsor an entire classroom!   
DONATE Today and make a true difference in the life of a child in Athens County. 

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    Click the button above to make your donation to the Food Pantry or to the Back to School Bash.

Or, mail your donation to:   (Please make checks payable to:  Athens County Department of Job and Family Services
          Athens County Department of Job and Family Services 
          Attn:  Donate Today
          13183 St. Rt. 13 
          Millfield, OH   45761