Many pantries run low during the holiday season. This includes the Caritas House in Morgantown.
This food pantry is to help Monongalia County residents who have a low income.
The main mission of the Caritas house is HIV and AIDs awareness.
Only Caritas House clients are eligible to receive items from the food pantry.
A family of one receives two bags of food. A family of two to three receives three bags of food. A family of four or five receives four bags of food, a family of six to eight receives five bags of food, and families of eight plus receive six bags.
Organizers say they saw nearly double the amount of individuals come through for items approaching the Thanksgiving holiday.
Main items needed by this pantry include cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, and non perishable foods.
“I have families of four, trying to provide for thirty days, because you can only come to our pantry every thirty days. It gets hard on them because they end up the last couple weeks of the month, not having any food stamps. So therefore they don’t have any food in the house to make stretch for their kids,” said Jonathan Ernst, Client Service Navigator for the Caritas House.
Donations can be dropped off at the Caritas House Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 or donations can be picked up by calling Caritas House at (304) 985-0021.