About Us

Fighting Hunger in Licking County Since 1981
Food Pantry Network of Licking County |1035 Brice StreetNewarkOH43055 | (740) 344-7401

Our Mission

The Food Pantry Network of Licking County is a cooperative that was established by a group of volunteers recognizing a need to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of emergency food supplies within Licking County.

Our History

1981: The Food Pantry Network of Licking County is formed by a group of volunteers who see a need to provide food assistance in Licking County.

1987: The Food Pantry Network of Licking County is chartered as a private 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

2014: Outgrowing our warehouse, FPN of Licking County relocates to Brice Avenue, increasing its storage capacity from a 15-day supply of food to a 45-day supply.

2018: The Food Pantry Network of Licking County establishes an endowment fund to ensure the organization has ongoing support for future food distribution.

2020: Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, FPN of Licking County implemented the emergency response plan and distributed 5.3 million pounds of food, a record-breaking milestone of food assistance in our county that served more than 50,000 households.

Our Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-9338. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632- 9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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