For more than 30 years, the Farmington community has supported the pantry in our efforts to assist our neighbors in need. Since 2006, the Farmington Food Pantry has been located in Amistad Hall on the campus of First Church of Christ in Farmington.
The Farmington Food Pantry, Inc. operates as a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. The pantry currently serves over 215 Farmington families and operates on a “Clients Choice” program which allows clients to pick the items they like and need, rather than being given a pre-packaged bag of food.
As a partner agency of Foodshare, the pantry can order food and other items from Foodshare at a reduced rate when available. The pantry is solely funded through donations and staffed entirely by volunteers.
All clients are pre-qualified by Farmington Community Services. During the past thirteen years, the pantry has adapted to the changing needs of clients by establishing a program to fund purchases of fresh fruits, produce, and other items most needed on the pantry shelves, and by implementing a dairy program to provide milk and yogurt.
In an effort to reach more donors and to better communicate with pantry supporters, the pantry branched out into social media by opening Facebook and Twitter accounts in 2014 and this web site in 2017.