Foodbank on-site pantry!
Mid-Ohio Foodbank launched the Kroger Community Pantry in January 2012. The pantry is located at the Foodbank’s 3960 Brookham Drive location in Grove City. For more information, call 614.317.9487. For directions, click here.
The pantry follows the same State of Ohio guidelines that the Foodbank’s other partner agencies use and offers a mix of non-perishable products, frozen meats, dairy products, fresh produce and an assortment of breads.
Scheduled Fresh Produce Markets at the Kroger Pantry
- Thursday, June 30th at 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, September 1st at 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 23rd at 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 22nd at 4:30 p.m.
Markets will take place directly outside of the Agency Services pick-up docks, underneath the overhang – rain or shine!
Kroger Community Pantry FAQs
Here’s a bit more about the Kroger Community Pantry:
A: Current hours at the Kroger Community Pantry are on Tuesdays from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to posted closing time.
***Because the pantry relies on volunteers to remain open, the pantry may close earlier than the above posted times. Please call 614-317-9487 before you arrive to hear any changes to the above schedule..***
A: Families may receive one full shop every month as needed. No appointment is necessary. Families are also eligible to shop for bread and fresh produce every remaining week of the month, as desired. You may visit the pantry once per week.
Please take a number when you arrive. When your number is called, check-in with the volunteer at the Welcome Desk. You will then be directed to the waiting area until a volunteer calls your name to ssist you through the shopping process.
A: We use the same State of Ohio guidelines that our partner agencies use. Families must have income below 200% of the Federal Poverty numbers, be residents of Ohio, and provide identification for each member of the household they are claiming. For example, a family of four making $48,499 or less a year would be eligible to receive food. Learn more about the qualification process here.
A: Please bring these required documents with you during your first visit with us after July 1st:
- Valid, government issued photo identification (copy is OK) is required for all adults. Acceptable documents are current Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, H1B/H4 Visas, Green Card, or Consular ID.
- Birth Certificate, Care Source card, healthcare card, custody paperwork, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services document listing all children, or school/library IDs.
- Adults 18+
- Utility bill, rental agreement/lease/mortgage document, certified mail, doctor’s bill, or Ohio Department of Job and Family Services document with current address
- All documents must be current within 3 months, excluding lease/rental agreement
You must have both ID and proof of address for each adult verified on your account. After July 1st, we will serve those who have been verified in your household. Re-verification will only be required once per year after July 1st. After your household has been re-verified, you will not be required to show any additional information (other than your ID) until July, 2016, unless you wish to add additional members to your household or change your address.
A: There is no cost for the food we provide to the hungry families we serve.
A:Yes, the Pantry at Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) is open to all qualifying residents in and around Columbus & Franklin County. Given the proximity to Pickaway, Madison, and Fairfield counties, we also help families from those communities from time to time.
A: We utilize some of our wonderful volunteers to assist families as they come through the pantry. Through our signage and volunteers, we advise the families about what foods are available and which are healthy choices. Our volunteers also can push shopping carts for people who need a little extra assistance. To sign up for pantry volunteer shifts or to learn about other Foodbank volunteer opportunities, click here.
A: Not at all! There is such a demand right now that nearly every pantry is running at capacity, and some are scheduling families two or three days in advance.
A: Yes, we support the families we serve by making other services available. We provide assistance to families who need to get registered for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits - formerly known as “Food Stamps.” We also offer other support services through the Ohio Benefit Bank and other 3rd-party groups. This helps families stretch their food budget, live healthier, and be better prepared for the everyday challenges of food insecurity.
A: Feel free to call Jessica Wright, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 614.317.9482 with any additional questions about the Kroger Community Pantry.
Mount Carmel Mobile Outreach
From the under-served to the homeless, those with limited access to quality health care can go to a safe, convenient site near where they live to get checkups, receive needed vaccinations, get urgent healthcare, receive mental health counseling, and obtain referrals to community health programs. Inside this urgent care center on wheels are a family practice physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, medical technicians, bilingual case workers and administrators who provide the care and support these patients need most.
Kroger Community Pantry staff will be happy to direct you to your nearest Mobile Health Coach site. To learn more about the Mount Carmel Mobile Coach, email Ladonya Brady, R.N., B.S.N., Mount Carmel Outreach Clinical Manager, or visit www.mountcarmelhealth.com.
Interested in Volunteering?
We need people to assist families shopping in the Pantry, to staff the Welcome Desk, and to stock grocery items in the Pantry. Click here to view the Food Pantry Training video. If you are interested in volunteering in the Pantry, please visit VolunteerHub or contact Jessica Wright, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 614.317.9482. Welcome desk volunteers must be 18+. Individuals aged 11-15 are welcome to volunteer in the pantry as Pantry Assistants with adult supervision. Due to the nature of the pantry environment, we are unable to host volunteers under the age of 11.