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First Dawn Food Pantry is a Choice Food Pantry
currently serving zip-codes:
45458 - 45459 - 45342 - 45440
45429 - 45420 - 45430 - 45432
45305 - 45449 - and 45439.
Hours: Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30pm

Please use the lower parking lot entrance double doors and head down the steps to Cora Campbell Hall.

Neighbors can visit once a month. Please bring proof of ID and residency. For more information call (937)433-0880.

Mission Statement:

To intentionally serve our community through Christ's love with dignity attending to the nutritional and spiritual needs of our neighbor's.

Interested in Serving?

Email: or

Current Needs List (updated 11/23/22):

- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Salad Dressing
- Mayonnaise
- Granola Bars
- Canned Potatoes
- Brownie Mix
- Vegetable Oil
- Syrup
- Mashed Potatoes
- Paper Towels

How do I donate my goods?

We accept donations at Restoration Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm.

We also have a barrel at Bill’s Donuts (268 N. Main St.) open 24/7.

Since opening our doors on May 7, 2015, First Dawn has served over 11,000 people providing over 100,000 meals.

Grace's Place, a First Dawn ministry program, is a free community dinner served on the third Thursday of every month (a few exceptions).  GP starts 1/2 hour before the FDFP opens so our neighbors can enjoy the meal and still have an opportunity to shop our family choice pantry. Hours 5:30 - 7:00pm

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