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.

Summer Feeding

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.


For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479) or  Click Here for Map enter your address and click on Locate to find the summer feeding site closest to you!



You can also download the Ohio Department of Education App from the Apple Store or Google Play and click on the Family Resources Button to find the Map and summer Feeding Site Locations.



Additional Resources

Go Lunch Columbus Parks & Rec FREE MEAL PROGRAMS: Program Coordinator Julie Pruett 1111 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43205 (614) 645-3642 email:




Free Meal Programs



SUMMER FOOD MEALS: Families in need, can TEXT “FOOD” TO 877-877, and receive a text back with the address of summer feeding sites closest to them, or information about how to find their closest feeding site. Spanish Si! TEXT “COMIDA” TO 877-877 to receive information about summer meals sites in Español.

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

Belmont County Community Action

Coshocton County
Job & Family Services

Delaware County
Job & Family Services

Fairfield County
Information & Referral

Fayette County
Fayette County Community Action

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


Guernsey County
Job & Family Services

GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission

Harrison County

Jefferson County
Job & Family Services

Knox County
Interchurch Social Services

Licking County
Food Pantry Network of Licking County

Madison County
Madison County Community Action Commission

Marion County
Job & Family Services

Monroe County
Woodsfield Manna

GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission

Morrow County

Muskingum County
United Way Information & Referral

Noble County
GMN Tri-County Community Action Commission

Pickaway County
Job & Family Services

Ross County
Community Action Commission

Job & Family Services

Union County
Community Action Commission

All other U.S. counties
Feeding America


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 the Mid-Ohio Foodbank SNAP Outreach Calendar.

SNAP Outreach Team

Duck Bardus – 1.740.513.1527

Ashley Mowrey – 1.614.230.3263

Demetria Preacher – 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, 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 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.