GET FOOD

Understanding that Food is Health, we tirelessly work to provide multiple points for our hungry neighbors to access the foods they need to live, work and play.

Community Holiday Meals, Produce Giveaways & More

Here is a current list of community holiday meals, produce giveaways and more. These events and meals are open and free to the public but please read flyer to see if there are any restrictions such as there must be a RSVP, only certain zip codes, etc. Please feel free to share these events!

 

If you have any other holiday events to share, please forward to Agency Services..

Produce Markets

These produce markets provide fresh food to individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables as well as bread and dairy items.

Serving up to 300 families, eligibility to obtain food from a market is 200% of the Federal Poverty Line.

Finding Food and Services

We help supply food to more than 670 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 OUTREACH/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/food stamp benefits. Call the numbers listed, to learn more about SNAP/food stamps.

Click here to view Mid-Ohio Foodbank SNAP Outreach Calendar.

 

Meredith Bardus- 1.740.513.1527

Bailey Cleary-Foeller – 1.614.230.3263

Demetria Peacher – 1.740.438.4732

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, 2019)

  • Number in Household: 1
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,316
  • Number in Household: 2
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,784
  • Number in Household: 3
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,252
  • Number in Household: 4
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,270
  • Each Additional:
  • Gross Monthly Income: + $468

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. Call 614-782-5503 to learn more or view a calendar listing various locations where the Food Assistance Outreach Coordinators can be found.

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.

If you have any questions or need help applying, please contact Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Team at 614-782-5503.