About the Pantry
The Hilliard Food Pantry is operated by the Hilliard Community Assistance Council (HCAC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is managed by a volunteer board of not more than eleven members. There is one full-time employee for the pantry.
In 2018, the Hilliard Food Pantry saw 3,579 visits from families in our community. Families are eligible to receive a 3-5 day supply of food once a month.
History of the Hilliard Food Pantry
The organization formed in 1960 and incorporated in 1963. The original name was the Hilliard Community Welfare Council. Support came entirely from contributions from individuals and organizations, door to door solicitation and the major fundraiser of the time was an annual skating party. For many years the pantry was housed in what used to be the "Old Jail" in Downtown Hilliard.
Where does the food come from?
The majority of the food, perishable and non-perishable comes from Mid-Ohio Foodbank or one of its sources. Very important to the pantry is retail pickup. We pick up from Aldi, GFS, Big Lots, Giant Eagle, Target and Kroger. These donations are perishable foods such as produce and meat. Food is also donated from the restaurants, Little Caesars and Dickeys BBQ Pit. Non-perishable food is received from individual donations and the many food drives that run throughout the year.
Where do funds come from?
Our operations are funded by generous donations from friends and neighbors.