Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesdays)
The Faith Center Warehouse
207 East 19th St.
Through the work of volunteers, visitors are served with about two weeks worth of groceries. We serve an average of 30 to 40 families each day and distribute an average of more than 500,000 pounds of food each year. Each family receives a basic box of nonperishable food, which may include canned goods, breakfast items, rice, flour and peanut butter, as well as fresh produce, fresh or frozen meat, bread and sweets. Families with children under age 18 receive additional SNAP food. Our guests from Cancer Navigators or the AIDS Resources Council are given additional nutritional items such as Boost, Ensure or Gatorade, and they, along with veterans, are allowed to visit the pantry more frequently.
Visitors come to the pantry by referral. Our referral network spans Rome and Floyd County, with most of our referrals coming from Good Neighbor Ministry and downtown churches.
The Bagwell Food Pantry is named for Margaret Bagwell, founder of the original Crisis Food Pantry at South Broad United Methodist Church more than 30 years ago.