Second Presbyterian Church

Eighth & Waller Streets Portsmouth, OH 45662     740-353-4159


Could you spare a couple of hours every month to help us feed our community?? Volunteers are always welcome! Call (740-353-4159) or email ( to let us know!

We have been an authorized site for both Portsmouth High School National Honor Society community service hours as well as hours through Shawnee State University. 

God's Pantry is open Wednesdays from 10am-2pm (except the first Wednesday), and we could REALLY use help then ... but there's plenty of other things that can be done at other times. We're glad to accommodate YOUR schedule!

Contact the church office if you'd like to volunteer: 740-353-4159 or  

God's pantry

Anyone wishing to send a monetary donation can send a check (made out to God's Pantry) and mail it: 
​   God's Pantry 
   c/o Second Presbyterian Church
   801 Waller St
   Portsmouth OH 45662 

For food donations, please call the Church so that volunteers can coordinate collecting the items.

The story behind the photo: earlier that day, we received a phone call from someone looking for baby food for a grand child whom children's services had dropped off at her house overnight. We don't normally carry baby items ... but on this day, in our food donation, we found a bag of jars of baby food! That's why everyone looks so surprised--you never know how God is going to provide! 

Faithful God's Pantry volunteers sorting food donations. 


**On non-pantry days, we are also able to provide a box of emergency food. Please contact the church office for more information or to arrange to pick up a box: 740-353-4159. 

In October 1981, the Board of Deacons opened God’s Pantry in the church to serve the community by providing food for those in need.  It is funded completely by grants, donations by individuals, community donations, and support from Second Pres. It's staffed by volunteers and is the largest pantry in Scioto County.

God's Pantry is located in the basement of Second Presbyterian Church and is stocked with non-perishable food items, including long-life milk products. Occasionally we are blessed with donations of fresh fruit and vegetables for our families. We also have frozen meats and cheese available.

God's Pantry is a choice pantry where recipients shop for their needs based on the number of people in their household for whom they are shopping. Health care workers may also serve as a proxy for clients.

We're open on Wednesdays from 10AM until 2PM to qualified Scioto County residents. To receive food, you must bring an picture ID and a social security card for each member of the family along with a proof of residence in the county, like a utility bill.