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Centerville UMC officially opened a family choice food pantry on Thursday, May 7, 2015. In addition to serving Food4Tots and Food4Summer families through Centerville City Schools, First Dawn Food Pantry now serves neighbors in zip-codes 45458, 45459, 45342, 45440, 45429, 45305, 45449 and 45439. All three programs are staffed and managed by unpaid servants. In addition to food
donations, First Dawn Food Pantry is supplemented by The Dayton Food Bank with food purchased at far below market cost.

Offering a choice in our pantry is exactly what it sounds like. Our neighbors participate in choosing for themselves which foods they will take home. The pantry operates like a grocery store with a full array of available goods displayed and neighbors are permitted to browse and “shop” for what they want and need. The First Dawn Food Pantry is located in the church building on the lower level, adjacent to Cora Campbell Hall. The pantry has undergone a facelift with shelves and aisles constructed to provide a physical shopping experience, allowing clients to shop with dignity. Join in the excitement of seeing how God continues to use Centerville UMC.



Every Thursday: 6-7:30pm.

*PLEASE NOTE: First Dawn Food Pantry will be closed on the following Thursday December 29th.


63 E. Franklin Street
Centerville, OH 45459

For more information about First Dawn Food Pantry:

Please email: firstdawnfoodpantry@4cumc.org

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






First Dawn Grace’s Place is a community meal served every 3rd Tuesday of each month and is an opportunity for all of CUMC’s neighbors to break bread and have fellowship at no cost.

Please join us in supporting Grace’s Place with donations or by joining us to dine in this quaint, restaurant style meal.

For questions or to donate please email firstdawnfoodpantry@4cumc.org.