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Assistance from Delaware County Ohio free food pantries.

Find how free food pantries as well as soup kitchens across the greater Delaware County area can help less fortunate families. People that are struggling, including the low income, seniors, or disabled, can receive free groceries as well as hot meals or even holiday food baskets from a pantry near them. Not only that, but volunteers at many of the centers will also direct the person to long term solutions, such as the Ohio Benefit bank. Find a list a free food pantries and soup kitchens below as well as a referral number at the bottom of the page.

When seeking assistance from a food bank, clients need to formally apply. Based on a review of their situation, either a box of food or other items may be given, such as clothing or maybe even school meals or Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. Many pantries also have free hygiene or household products such as detergent, soap, and more. There are locations across Delaware County Ohio as well as other towns in the county, and the pantries and soup kitchens will try to not turn anyone away from receiving help.

People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio
Address is 138 Johnson Dr.
Delaware, OH
(740) 363-6284
The local community action agency. They have information on food assistance programs, including pantries and SNAP food stamps. The agency can also help Delaware County low income families apply for grants, housing, school lunches for children, and more.

LSS Delaware Food Pantry
Address is 54 Ross St
Delaware OH 43015
Call 877-577-6325 for hours.
Get items such as Canned Meats (Tuna, Ham, Chicken), infant formula, fresh produce and more. There may also be free personal hygiene supplies.




Grace Point Community Church
2393 Peachblow Rd
Lewis Center, Ohio
Main phone - (740) 548-7718

Saint Vincent De Paul
Call 740-833-1619
The volunteer organization distributes food and meals to struggling families as well as senior citizens. They operate a food bank, soup kitchen, and thrift store, among other services.

Open Table Food Pantry
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Call (740) 548-7718 for hunger prevention programs.

Intake service
11 North Franklin Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Call (800) 684-2324
Anyone can call for referrals to state and charity food programs.

Worthington Food Pantry
445 E Dublin Granville Rd
Worthington, OH
For information, dial (614) 985-1766
Hot meals are available along with an emergency bag of groceries in Delaware County.





Westerville Area Resource Ministry
150 Heatherdown Dr
Westerville, OH
(614) 899-0196
A client choice food pantry and clothing closet are on site. Fruits, canned goods, non-perishable food is offered. There is also winter coats, boots, and jackets, especially for children.

Delaware City Vineyard
32 Troy Rd
Delaware, Ohio
(740) 362-6383
Assistance, including free food and groceries, is only for residents in the region. Canned groceries, milk, dairy, holiday meals and other goods.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
500 W Wilson Bridge Rd #245
Worthington, OH
(614) 228-5200
A client choice food pantry and clothing closet are on site. Fruits, canned goods, non-perishable food is offered. There is also winter coats, boots, and jackets, especially for children.

  • Another option is at 73 London Rd., Delaware Ohio, 43015, Main phone - (740) 362-5652. The pantry hours are Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m as well as 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The locations is also open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Vineyard Church of Delaware
1001 W Cherry St
Sunbury, OH
(740) 965-8888

Salvation Army Delaware County OH
340 Lake Street
Delaware OH 43015
Everything from shelter and gift certificates for the pantry are offered. Volunteers also run a meals on wheels service or can help Delaware County families apply for SNAP food stamps. Other services range from Thanksgiving and Christmas meal/gifts to furniture. A free food pantry and soup kitchen are on site.

FEED Delaware
32 Troy Road
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 362-6383
Food bags generally include meat (frozen or canned), cereal, vegetables (fresh or canned), dairy, starches (cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes), beans, peanut butter or jelly, snacks, and sauces as available.

Delaware Church of Christ
Location of the emergency pantry is at 71 OH-203
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 363-1757
The poor, jobless, homeless, and others can get a hot meal, clothes, and other support.







Buckeye Valley Food Pantry
Ashley, OH 43003
Only assists low income families in the school district.

Second Ward Community Center
Location is 54 Ross St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Call 740-362-7611

Additional free food and hot meals in Delaware County Ohio

There are many other places for free food, hot meals, person hygiene supplies and more. Call 614.277.3663 for additional locations. Or residents of Delaware County can learn about application sites for USDA food stamps or summer snacks for children. A number of resources are available.


By Jon McNamara














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