Drive-Thru Pantry Continues to Gain Customers Still Recovering from Pandemic Losses


If anyone knows that the ‘sunny scaries’ are a thing, it is those who deal with food insecurity.

Because while the rest of stress about work deadlines and a full calendar, many of our neighbors find their cupboards bare on Monday morning, with little to nourish both themselves and their family.

Thankfully, there are people like the angels at Pantry on a Corner.

Located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the drive through food pantry is houses in the Journey Covenant Church and works to ensure that everyone who needs a good meal gets it.

“It’s been a godsend to me,” said Diana McClain, one of many people continuing to benefit from the services of a Pantry on a Corner. “It’s given me a lot of help . . . They’re helpful. They give you a lot of groceries.”

Of course, the hundreds of people that line up for food each Monday evening are there for a multitude of reasons, many of them that have to do with the repercussions of the pandemic.

And the volunteers that collect thousands of pounds of food from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to bring to the church also have a multitude of reasons why they are there.

“It feels so good when it’s over at the end of the day [and] you see all these people that have gotten their food and they need it,” volunteer Patty Patterson said.

And while the need for food and household supplies doesn’t seem to be diminishing any time soon, church members say that they are desperately in search of more space to serve people from.

Monetary donations to the food pantry can be made by visiting