The Huber Heights FISH Food Pantry has been serving the needy of Huber Heights since 1969. Hours are 2:30 to 4 pm Mondays, Wednesdays* and Fridays. We operate out of a former classroom in the back of Studebaker School, 5954 Longford Road, Huber Heights OH. Come to the back of the building, go to the end of the parking lot and look for the FISH signs – We are in the wing of the building at the far end of the parking lot, next to the athletic field. Appointments are necessary – we do not take drop-ins.
*NOTE: NEW PANTRY HOURS on WEDNESDAYS!!
As of Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we will be moving our Wednesday pantry hours from the afternoon to 7:00 to 8:00 PM. There will be NO deliveries on Wednesday evenings – clients who need home delivery can still request this on Mondays or Fridays.
People seeking food:
People seeking help from the food pantry should call 233-FISH (that is, 233-3474) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after 8 am on the day that the food is to be picked up. After calling 233-3474, you will hear a recorded message with the phone numbers of the volunteers who are on our phone duty for the day. Please call one of these numbers and speak to one of our volunteers. Appointments are necessary – we do not take drop-ins. Also, please do not use these phone numbers again since they change depending on the volunteer who is on duty for that day. The only phone number you need to remember is 233-FISH.
A household can be served by Huber Heights FISH once a month. We serve residents of Huber Heights only. Please bring a photo ID and a piece of mail (such as a utility bill) that has your current address and a recent date (within the past two months). Also, it would be much appreciated if you could bring bags (paper, plastic and/or cloth) for your groceries.
Free Community Dinners:
Various churches in Huber Heights host free community dinners via Project One Hope. No ID or reservations are needed – just come hungry. Although the Huber Heights FISH Food Pantry is not directly connected with this project, we are happy to disseminate information on this effort. See Project One Hope for dates, times and locations of these dinners.
People seeking to donate:
There are certain items (as suggested by the Food Bank) that we try to give out with every request for food; therefore, these items are always in demand. Some suggestions for charitable giving include:
- Canned meats – beef stew, tuna, chicken, ham, etc. These are particularly in demand
- Canned vegetables – green beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables, etc
- Canned fruit – applesauce, peaches, pears, etc
- Cereal – any common boxed breakfast cereal
- Spaghetti sauce
- Spaghetti noodles and other pasta shapes
- Boxed potatoes (mashed flakes, Au Gratin, etc)
- Peanut butter
- Canned ravioli, beefaroni, spaghetti-o’s
- Macaroni and cheese
- Hamburger Helper
- Soap and toilet paper
We also accept personal care and household items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, feminine products, dish detergent, laundry detergent, etc. Small donations are accepted Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:15 to 4 pm. Contact us to schedule large donations. Also, you can leave donations inside The Heights Café, 6178 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Center 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday (Closed Sunday)
Thank you for your generosity.
In addition to food and/or money donations, there are other ways to help with the Huber Heights FISH Food Pantry. We gladly welcome people interested in volunteering their time and efforts with phone answering, delivering food to shut-ins and/or helping out at the pantry location at Studebaker School. Please contact the pantry manager below or call 233-FISH in the morning M-W-F and speak to one of our volunteers. Thank you.