The Huber Heights FISH Food Pantry has been serving the needy of Huber Heights since 1969. Hours are 2:30 to 4 pm 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.
People seeking food:
People seeking help from the food pantry should call 937-233-FISH (that is, 937-233-3474) on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm on the day that the food is to be picked up. After calling 937-233-3474, 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 937-233-FISH.
People seeking help with Utilities or Rent
For a limited time (until the end of July) we will help with utility bills or rent for residents of Huber Heights, up to $100 once in any 6 month period. Please call 233-FISH on Wednesday or Friday between 8 am to 1 pm (our usual phone hours) and explain what you need to one of our volunteers.
A household can be served by Huber Heights FISH once a month. We serve residents of Huber Heights only. (Some households with a 45424 address are outside of the city of Huber Heights and, unfortunately, cannot be served.) 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 Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:15 to 3 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 937-233-FISH in the morning Wednesday or Friday and speak to one of our volunteers. Thank you.
Contact the pantry manager below. Note that if you are requesting food, do not use the contact form. Instead, please follow the above procedure: Call 937-233-FISH Wednesdays or Fridays from 8 AM to 1 PM.