Food Pantry


The Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 (noon) to 4:00 p.m.   

What Do I Need To Receive Food At the Pantry?


Your income must be within 130% of the poverty guidelines or you currently receive SNAP benefits.  You must also provide a form of identification, evidence of your current address and proof of the number of household members by letter from DHHR showing number in household or Birth Certificate for each person. 

Weekend Feeding Program


Our weekend feeding program is for those physically unable to prepare food for themselves within the Parkersburg area.   These meals are delivered each Saturday and Sunday 52 weeks a year.  Those over the age of 70 and the most severally disabled receive first offering.

Elementary School Backpack Program


Our mission currently prepares 95 backpacks of food for two elementary schools in Wood County.   These schools are Worthington Elementary and Kanawha Elementary. 

A little bit about the work of Old Man Rivers Mission


In 2017 our mission distributed 351,684 pounds of food through our food pantry.    We are the largest food pantry in Wood County.   Our monthly average in 2018 was 586 families.  Our last quarterly report in 2018 was an average of 620 families a month.   We just finished up August 2019 with serving 663 families at our food pantry.  

Our Weekend Feeding Program served over 41,700 meals in 2018. 

We work with schools in our community to provide clothing and shoes. 

Eyeglass Program


Old Man Rivers Mission has a program to help individuals obtain eye exams and glasses.  This is income based.   The individual must complete an application through our office.  We will notify you of the date and time of your appointment.   All appointments must be kept because we do not reschedule.  We will help an individual once every five years due to the number of requests for this service.  

About Us


Old Man Rivers Mission

Our MISSION is transforming community support into community action through a spirit of volunteerism

703 Pike Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101, United States



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