Columbus Ohio and Franklin County food pantries.

Pantries, churches, and food banks in Columbus Ohio and Franklin County offer resources, including free or low cost food and groceries, to individuals who need assistance. Below you will find information about the leading locations in the county and who to call for help. Food banks, pantries, and distribution centers in the Columbus Ohio region assist thousands of low income families and seniors per year. Call or stop by to get more information or to apply for help.

The number one goal of many of the food pantries is to ensure all hungry people and families in the Columbus area get access to canned goods, perishable items and other food for them and their families. Many of the locations can also help people apply for social services, and they will have staff that may be able to advocate on the applicants behalf for any and all types of government assistance programs. So you can learn about federal and state resources such as WIC or SNAP food stamps.

The pantries not only offer emergency support, but they have seasonal aid too. This can include Christmas meals and gifts which may be offered too. Or they help students from low income households apply for free school lunches. If you need food, groceries, or a fresh, hot meal, call one of the Franklin County food pantries or churches below.

Al-maun Food Pantry
Address of this pantry is 168 North Garfield Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Dial - (614) 260-0260

Angel Food Ministries
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Dial (614) 252-3157 to get the administrative office. This non-profit national organization offers healthy meals at up to 50% off the retail price. Read more on Angel Food Ministries.

Better Way Ministries
38 West Greenwood Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone number - 614-245-8099
An emergency food pantry is on site. There are free groceries along with baby formula, paper products, and household cleaning supplies.

 

 

 

Broad Street United Methodist Church
Address - 501 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-4571 Ext. 101
Call or stop by for meals, perishables, and free food.

Central Presbyterian Church
132 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-9119
The church has both Thanksgiving and Christmas meal baskets for low income Franklin County families.

Christ Cathedral Food Pantry
3350 Allegheny Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Dial - (614) 237-9495
Will distribute emergency food boxes to the needy. Can only provide a limited number of items per month. Referrals, information on shelter, and spiritual guidance is offered too.

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
428 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Call the food pantry at (614) 221-3446

Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio
Address is 67 East Innis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Main telephone number is (614) 443-6120

Neighborhood Services
The pantry for this non-profit is located at 1950 North Fourth Street, Suite E. Stop by or call the number below. Applications are also accepted for programs such as WIC, food stamps, TANF, and other public aid.
Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 297-0592

New Life United Methodist Church - May be able to provide meals, food, and groceries.
Location is 25 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone number - (614) 294-0134

 

 

 

New Zion Baptist Church
1107 East Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Dial - (614) 252-6674
A soup kitchen and food pantry are on site. They also offer referrals to Meals on Wheels for senior citizens as well as the disabled.

Obetz Community Center
1611 Chillicothe Street
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Call for help - (614) 491-4546

Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks
51 North High Street, Suite 761
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-4336
This non-profit works with local churches, charities, and feeding centers. They provide groceries and food boxes to those other locations, who then distribute it to families, children, and the elderly.

Project Openhand - Columbus
1699 West Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 298-8334
Partners with charities, non-profits, churches, and local Franklin County pantries.

Gospel Lighthouse
600 Frebis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
They operate a walk-in client choice pantry.

Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program
Location of the non-profit 677 East 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 542-7366
A client choice food pantry. They also offer emergency kits to individuals who are homeless in Franklin County, medical screening, blood pressure checks, and registration for holiday meals or Summer Food Service Program.

 

 

 

 

Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center
Address is 5757 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 256-4991
Many programs are run, including applications to benefits, free emergency food, USDA items, and more.

Salvation Army in Central Ohio
Address of the food bank is 966 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone number - (614) 221-6561
One of the nation’s, and Ohio’s, leading charity organizations. Social services, food, clothing closet, and financial assistance all may be offered. This includes Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, gifts for children, and free holiday assistance. A food pantry has canned goods for the low income, and funds may be available for rental assistance, medications, and more.

Citadel Worship and Service Center
Location is - 3662 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43224
Dial - (614) 262-9611

West Mound Worship and Service Center
Location - 2300 West Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 274-7600
Fresh perishable food items are combined with canned goods to tackle hunger. There may be soup, rice, peanut butter, formula, and more.

Second Baptist Church
Main church address is 186 North 17th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Call - (614) 253-4313

St. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ
59 East Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Main phone number - (614) 224-8634

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio
Location - 888 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
 (614) 445-8400
A number of resources are offered. They may even from time to time have financial assistance, clothes, and vouchers for items such as personal hygiene and household products.

 

 

 

 

Vineyard Church of Columbus
Center address - 6000 Cooper Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Dial (614) 890-0000 for hours.

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
Address of facility is 14 West Lakeview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 268-3539

Second Baptist Church
Pantry address is 186 North 17th Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Call (614) 253-4313
Free meals and groceries are passed out to the needy and low income. Clients can be senior citizens in Franklin County and others. A home delivery service may be arranged for the homebound.

Vineyard Community Church
15187 Palmer Road
Etna, OH 43018
For hours, dial (740) 927-7729
There is a food pantry and soup kitchen on site. Perishable goods as well as clothing and referrals are provided from volunteers and staff.

Short North Pantry - Vineyard Columbus
181 East Fifth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 259-5441
Everything from a box of food to perishable fruits and vegetables are served.

Community Kitchen
Address - 640 South Ohio Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Telephone number is (614) 252-6428 Ext. 238
This is mostly a soup kitchen for families living in poverty or the homeless in Franklin County. Holiday meals are served too.

Faith Mission
315 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-6617
Individuals of all backgrounds can get help, food, and aid. A great place for referrals too.

First Community Church
1320 Cambridge Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 488-0681

Gladden Community House
183 Hawkes Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223
Telephone number - (614) 227-1600
A free food pantry is on site for the working poor. Other items may be clothing as well as information on government benefits, such as WIC vouchers.

Grace Nazarene Food Pantry
3601 Bexvie Avenue
Columbus, OH 43227
Dial for help (614) 231-6007

Hilliard Senior Citizen Center
3810 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 876-0747
Focuses on the needs of senior citizens and the elderly in Franklin County Ohio, as well as their caregivers. Services include meals on wheels, transportation to doctor appointments or grocery store, and more. Activities and workshops are also help for seniors and their spouses. Apply for government assistance such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

 

 

 

 

Clair United Methodist Church
293 E Barthman Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43207.
The pantry has limited hours. Phone (614) 444-5170

St. Ladislas
277 Reeb Ave,
Columbus, OH 43207
Phone:(614) 443-2828
While resources are limited, Franklin County families may receive meals, boxes of food, holiday assistance, and items such as blankets.

Holy Family Church
584 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Call the church at (614) 221-4323. A number of services can be provided.

Inner City Ministries
842 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43223
The phone number to dial is (614) 469-7920. Call them for information on how to get food for you and your family. Hot meals, canned goods, perishable items and more is offered. The center may also have other material goods such as clothing.

LifeCare Alliance
1699 West Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Phone number - (614) 278-3130

Maternity Resource Center at Immanuel Baptist Church
Food pantry address is 3417 Palmetto Street
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Call (614) 272-7038 to get information or referrals to free food programs and government assistance.
Everything from infant formula to single mothers, diapers, and health care needs can be met.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank – This is the regional food bank that partners with churches, charities, and other non-profits across Franklin County Ohio.
3960 Brookham Drive
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Main number: (614) 274-7770

Canal Winchester Community Food Pantry
Address is 360 West Waterloo Street
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
(614) 834-470
Emergency boxes of free food, groceries, and more are offered to families in the school district.

Christian Center
298 South Rocky Fork Drive
Columbus, OH 43230
Telephone number - (614) 471-3036
Groceries, hot meals, Christmas food baskets and other goods are distributed from the charity food bank. There may be rice, milk, canned goods, and other items.

Canal Winchester Community Food Pantry
360 West Waterloo Street
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Dial (614) 834-4700 for information.
The non-profit will only help families in the Canal Winchester and Carroll School District. Free food is given twice per month, including groceries, fruits, and more.

Christian Assembly Church
Address : 4099 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43224
(614) 261-8440

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1100 South Hague Avenue
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 272-8242
The FISH pantry helps qualified low income families. Volunteers collect goods from the community and provide groceries to seniors, children, and unemployed, among others.

 

 

 

Friendship Baptist Church Pantry
Columbus, OH 43223
Dial the food line at (614) 341-2282
The charity will support struggling Franklin County families.

Military And Service Heroes Pantry
Location is 1205 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 390-5722
Veterans (and their families) can be provided free food from the M.A.S.H. Pantry. They can also learn about other assistance programs, ranging from medical care to housing.

Livingston United Methodist Church
200 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6142
614-224-2006
Rosemary's Cupboard will provide up to 5 days of emergency food. Soup, rice, bread, meats, and more. There may also be Christmas meals served in partnership with other churches.

The Bridge Community Center
Main address - 3750 Sullivant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 272-2949
Learn about everything from SNAP food stamp application sites to surplus USDA commodities or home delivery services.

Temple of Faith Church of the Living God - RJ Hairston Seniors Community Outreach Pantry
1417 Brentnell Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Telephone number is (614) 252-6228
The food bank/retail store has toiletries, groceries, clothing, diapers, formula and free household products to the Brentnell community and other nearby towns.

Neighborhood House
1000 Atcheson Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Main number is (614) 252-494

Holy Family Pantry and Soup Kitchen
57 South Grubb Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 461-9444
Both hot meals are served as well as a free food pantry. Children can also drop in for a snack during the summer months, when they do not have free school lunches to feed them.

Healthy Worthington Resource Center and Food Pantry
Address: 6700 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 985-1766
Up to 40 people can receive free food or surplus USDA commodities.

The entire central Ohio, Franklin County, and Columbus region is supported by dozens of other food pantries and distribution centers. Dial 614.274.7770 to find details, addresses, and phone numbers of other centers to call for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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