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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 provide a form of identification and evidence of your current address. 

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 108 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 February 2019 with serving 639 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 has been in existence since 1991.   All services provided through the mission are free of charge and provided by an all volunteer staff.  Old Man Rivers Mission has no payroll, therefore, allowing 97.6% of every dollar to go back into the community.  

Old Man Rivers Mission does not receive state or federal money.  Our mission is community supported through generous donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and churches.  We are extremely grateful for any and all donations received.  Old Man Rivers Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, therefore making all donations tax deductible.

You Can Make A Difference.

As Mission outreach continues to grow, we depend upon donations to meet ongoing needs in the following  areas:

Food - Canned, Dried, Boxed,  We cannot accept food which is out of date. 

Personal Hygiene Items

Cleaning and Laundry products

Childrens clothing and shoes, new or in excellent condition.  


Old Man Rivers Mission

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

Our VISION is improving the quality of life of individuals in need with acts of loving kindness. 


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



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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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