The St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry will continues to operate during the current COVID-19 pandemic to provide food to those in need in the Port Clinton School District. Operations have changed, though, with only five people needing groceries and other goods will be allowed in the SVDP Pantry at any one time. The new rule allows for maintaining social distancing. In addition, face coverings are required for all those in the pantry.
Seniors who are 60 years old and over, are admitted first, starting at 4 p.m. Numbers are handed out so there is an orderly admittance to the pantry. No numbers will be handed out after 6 p.m. Anyone with a number will be served.
The SVDP Food Panty continues as a choice pantry, with clients choosing their food items from well-stocked shelves of cereal, canned goods, fresh vegetables and fruits, juices, milk, baked goods, bread and meat.
Anyone who lives in the Port Clinton School District and meets the income requirements provided by the State of Ohio is welcome to get food at our next giveaway on Thursday, Dec. 3. Residency requirements must be verified. All food is provided free of charge.
The pantry is located in the Portage Resale Complex at 301 W. 2nd St., Port Clinton. Anyone who is able to contribute to the ministry is invited to donations to the St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry offices at 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.