The Basic Needs Pantry (formerly known as Personal Care Pantry) was established in 2017. The initial inventory consisted of donations from individuals and organizations.
In 2018, a grant was received from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. The funding allowed the Pantry to assist more families and children.
The Pantry carries items that can’t be purchased with SNAP benefits, such as cleaning and laundry supplies and hygiene items.
Agencies, such as DHHR, Community Resources, Senior Center, Family Crisis Intervention Center and Ritchie County Schools can make referrals to the RCFRN for their clients that are in need.
Whether a person/families is setting up housekeeping in their first home/apartment, to needing hygiene items to get ready to go on a job interview, or providing items to children placed into the foster care system, the Pantry hopes the provided items will help to improve the quality of life.
The Pantry will NOT offer monthly or recurring supplies to the same family. It will be a one time benefit. Must be a Ritchie County resident.
If you would like to donate to the Basic Needs Pantry, monetarily or otherwise, contact the RCFRN at 304-643-2022 for additional informational.