How to get started…

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington. We appreciate all of the support we receive from our community and friends.

We ask that all of our volunteers be at least 15 years old. Please let us know if you are working off court-ordered community hours and why.


When volunteering regularly at our Food Pantry, you will be asked to sign a “Volunteer Agreement and Civil Rights / Non Discrimination Agreement.” Please click on the links provided to read the forms.

Click here for the Civil Rights Training Guide

For other community service opportunities in Fairfield County, please visit the United Way of Fairfield County

ALL volunteers are asked to enter/exit the Food Pantry through the Volunteer Door which is located on the side of the building, in the alley way, next to the red dumpster. Please ring the bell. When volunteering at the Food Pantry, please wear closed toe shoes. NO SANDALS.

Please email us at info@pickeringtonfoodpantry.org if you would like to be added to the substitute list. 

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Client Shopper
  • Holiday Boxes
  • Unload Deliveries
  • Desk
  • Food Drive Processing
  • Food Donations Pick Up
  • Fundraising Events
  • Order food from Mid-Ohio Foodbank
  • Recycle Boxes
  • Stocking Shelves
  • Grocery Shoppers
  • Thank You Cards
  • Cleaning
  • Client Breakfasts

In addition to volunteering, we love to hear how people and/or businesses get creative and fundraise for us, for example, the Pickerington Education Association recently held a Dollar Drive in conjunction with the end of the school year. Participants were able to bring in a dollar amount and wear a hat, or jeans, etc. on designated days, they raised over $1,200!! The local school bus company held a chili cook-off and collected $1 per vote. They raised $300!! You could consider holding a dollar drive and helping the Food Pantry in that way or you can get creative and host a diaper drive or deodorant and shampoo drive, school supplies drive, etc. (please check with us at the time to ask about current and specific needs).  Another option is for teams to collect donations for every goal or basket made during the season.

Monetary donations are always appreciated. Mail check to P.O. Box 914 or donate using PayPal  For every $1 donated, the PCMA Food Pantry can purchase $10 worth of groceries. Please feel free to contact us if you have any ideas.

Please email us at info@pickeringtonfoodpantry.org if you would like to be added to the substitute list. 

Carmen and Jordan Bloomster get help stocking our shelves from Ellie and Elvis.
Dick Sloan, Paul Trombley and Bob Stein sporting their volunteer shirts on a Saturday morning at the Food Pantry.
Kelly Zimmerman, Roger Shahan, Gene and Maureta Ott and Robert Peraza after having picked up several pallets of produce from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City in November.