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Many people in Venango County are struggling to put food on the table. We have compiled a list a resources that can be used to aid in receiving food. 


1. WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) - provides supplemental food and nutrition education for pregnant and breastfeeding women who have given birth within the past six months and for children up to age 5. Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. is the provider. Referrals can be made via WIC Venango or by calling 814-432-9892. 

WIC Venango office hours are:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Weds 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


2. SNAP/Food Stamps - If eligible, you will be able to use your allocation at the grocery store to purchase your own food. Applications may be submitted online through COMPASS or by calling toll-free at 877-409-2421 or locally at 814-432-4341. SNAP is administered through Venango County Assistance Office located at 530 13th Street, Franklin, PA 16323.

County Assistance office hours are:

Mon to Fri - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


3. Local Food Pantries - Food pantries in Venango County are provided through community members such as churches, social services organizations, food banks, and more. Many of these programs do have eligibility guidelines but have been adjusting to meet the needs of county residents. Second Harvest also has a food pantry locator if you need to find one that is closest to you. 

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Local Food Pantries & Meals 

Christ United Methodist Church

1135 Buffalo Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Free dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. 

Last Friday of month 

Center Town Café

250 Seneca Street 

Oil City, PA 16301

Food: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues & Thurs

Free and open to the public

Clintonville Food Pantry

135 Irwin Street

Clintonville, PA 16372

9 to 11 a.m. 3rd Saturday of month

Community Services of Venango County  814-676-5011

Oil City Food Pantry 

203 Center Street

Oil City, PA 16301

Food: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Rocky Grove Food Pantry

39 Parker Avenue

Franklin, PA 16323

Food/clothing: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Monday, Thursday

Cranberry Food Pantry

224 South Main Street            

Seneca, PA 16346

Food: 2 to 5:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Mondays 

*Bring proof of Cranberry School District residency

 Franklin Salvation Army  814-432-5919

737 Elk Street 

Franklin, PA 16323

Pantry: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1st Wednesday Soup Kitchen: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Oil City Salvation Army   814-677-4056

Food Pantry/Meals

217 Sycamore Street

Oil City, PA  16301 

Emergency Food: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
State Food Distribution: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m daily

*Must bring ID and proof of residency

St. Elizabeth Center Food Pantry  814-677-0203 

311 Emerald Street

Oil City, PA 16301

Food: 10 a.m. to Noon 2nd and 4th Weds. 

*Must bring ID and proof of residency

St. John’s Episcopal Church  814-432-5161

1145 Buffalo Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Food: 9:30 to 11 a.m. last Saturday 

*Must bring ID and proof of residency

St. Patrick’s Church Food Pantry

952 Buffalo Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Food: 9 to 10:30 a.m.  3rd Saturday 

*Must bring ID and proof of residency

The Open Door Café

405 East Second Street

Oil City, PA 16301

Food, soup and beverages: No cost, donations accepted 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Mon, Weds, Fri

The links are below:

To Print: Local Food Pantries

Second Harvest Food Bank