GET FOOD

Understanding that food is health, we work to provide multiple points for our neighbors to access the food they need for a healthy, thriving life.

The health and well-being of our customers, volunteers, and staff are top priorities here at the Foodbank. In the act of facing the public health threat of COVID-19 as a community, we are taking several steps to safeguard the health and wellness of everyone within it.

VISIT OUR COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES PAGE.

Food resources for you

Please visit our site FreshTrak.com to find our most up-to-date listing of resources available in your zip code. Simply enter your zip code, resources will be shown, along with the dates and times they are available.

FreshTrak

Food Assistance by County

Select your home county from the list below to see some of our partners near you that you are welcome to visit to shop for groceries, no appointment necessary.

MORE PARTNERS NEAR YOU

Looking for more options? Check here to see a full list of all open pantries and soup kitchens within our network of partner agencies across central and eastern Ohio. These agencies may require an appointment or additional documentation, so please reach out to these locations prior to your first visit.

Proxy Shopping

If you are ill, under quarantine, disabled, or otherwise cannot make it to a pantry yourself, all Mid-Ohio Foodbank partner agencies use a proxy process where you can send someone you trust to pick up food for you. Find out more about using a proxy by clicking on the Letter of Proxy in your language.

Summer Feeding Sites for Children

As the school year comes to a close and the summer months begin, it’s important to Mid-Ohio Food Collective and our partners that children in our community have access to nutritious meals all summer long. In partnership with our Mid-Ohio Kitchen, a number of open summer feeding sites hosted by Central Ohio partners are offering take-home meals for all school-aged children:

Serving May 26th – August 7th:

Serving June 1st – August 14th:

  • West Franklin Elementary School3501 Briggs Road, Columbus, OH
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., children or parents may take home 2 days of breakfast and lunch meals
    • Fridays, 11:30 p.m.-1 p.m., children or parents may pick up a breakfast and lunch meal
  • Westland High School146 Galloway Road, Galloway, OH
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m., children or parents may take home 2 days of breakfast and lunch meals
    • Fridays, 3-5 p.m., children or parents may pick up a breakfast and lunch meal
  • Licking County Library 102 West Main Street, Newark OH
    • Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., children may take home 5 days of breakfast and lunch meals

Serving June 8th – August 14th:

  • Jerry’s Kids at Scottwood3330 Scottwood Road, Columbus, OH
    • Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.-12:45 p.m., children may pick up a lunch meal

Serving June 15th – August 5th:

  • Milo1012 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH
    • Monday through Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m., children or parents may pick up a lunch meal and breakfast for the next day
  • J.Ash85 Clarendon Ave, Columbus, OH
    • Monday through Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m., children or parents may pick up a lunch meal and breakfast for the next day
  • Newark Boys & Girls Club96 Maholm Street, Newark, OH
    • Monday through Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m., children or parents may pick up a lunch meal and breakfast for the next day

Serving June 15th – August 14th:

  • South Side Roots Cafe280 Reeb Avenue, Columbus, OH
    • Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., children may pick up a grab-and-go lunch meal

Finding Food and Services

We help supply food to 680 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites in central and eastern Ohio. These organizations can help you find an emergency food site near you.

Belmont County
Job & Family Services
740-695-1075

Belmont County Community Action
740-695-0293

Coshocton County
Job & Family Services
740-622-1020

Delaware County
Job & Family Services
740-833-2300

Fairfield County
Information & Referral
740-687-0500

Fayette County
Fayette County Community Action
740-335-7282

Franklin County
HandsOn Central Ohio FOODLINK
614-341-2282 or 2-1-1

JOIN
614-241-2530

Guernsey County
Job & Family Services
740-432-2381

GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission
740-732-2388

Harrison County
Harcatus
740-942-8886

Jefferson County
Job & Family Services
740-282-2961

Knox County
Interchurch Social Services
740-397-4801

Licking County
Food Pantry Network of Licking County
740-344-7401

Madison County
Madison County Community Action Commission
740-852-3511

Marion County
Job & Family Services
740-387-8560

Monroe County
Woodsfield Manna
740-472-0365

GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission
740-732-2388

Morrow County
Helpline
419-946-1350

Muskingum County
United Way Information & Referral
740-454-6872

Noble County
GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission
740-732-2388

Pickaway County
Job & Family Services
740-474-7588

Ross County
Community Action Commission
740-702-7222

Job & Family Services
740-773-2651

Union County
Community Action Commission
937-642-4986

All other U.S. counties
Feeding America

FOOD ASSISTANCE & SNAP OUTREACH

Our Food Assistance Outreach team helps people eligible for SNAP (food stamps) enroll for benefits.  Individuals and families with household incomes less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for SNAP benefits. Reach out to a member of our team directly, or CLICK HERE to complete a contact form and a member of our team will follow-up with you.

SNAP Outreach Team

Duck Bardus – 1.740.513.1527

Ashley Mowery – 1.614.230.3263

Demetria Peacher – 1.740.438.4732

Chiimeh Dowdell – 1.614.420.6126

Debera Diggs – 1.614.420.6960

About SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. SNAP is America’s largest domestic hunger safety net program. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decision about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with state partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

SNAP benefits are available based on eligibility guidelines for people with children and people who are elderly or have disabilities.

Benefits are also available to able-bodies adults (ages 18-50) who have no children. However, these individuals may be required to work at least 20 hours a week or participate in a mandatory work activity program and meet other work requirements in order to receive food stamp benefits. If adults without dependent children do not meet work requirements, they’re limited to three months of benefits in any 36 month period. These requirements may vary county to county within the state of Ohio.

These eligibility requirements and benefits could change upon passage of new federal funding decisions.

In the state of Ohio, the SNAP Program is called Food Assistance. The benefits are distributed on an EBT Card, called the Ohio Direction Card.

Am I Eligible for SNAP?

In order to apply for SNAP, you must fall at or below certain income guidelines listed below. Household size is determined by the number of people you prepare, eat and share meals with.

(The numbers below only relevant through September 30, 2020)

  • Number in Household: 1
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,354
  • Number in Household: 2
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,832
  • Number in Household: 3
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,311
  • Number in Household: 4
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,790
  • Each Additional:
  • Gross Monthly Income: + $479

How Can I Apply For SNAP?

Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Coordinators can assist you in determining your eligibility and applying for SNAP and other benefits. If you have any questions or need help applying, please contact Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Team at 614-782-5503.

You can also apply for SNAP and other benefits such as Medicaid and Ohio Works First online at benefits.ohio.gov and through the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services shared services line at 844-640-6446.