Columbus Food Banks to Donate to This Thanksgiving

October 22, 2015 / volunteer / Volunteer

There are hundreds of your neighbors in Columbus, Ohio who won’t have enough food to feed their families this Thanksgiving. If you’re fortunate enough to have enough to eat, have some time on your hands, or have extra food or funds to donate to those who are struggling this season, here are a few places where your help is needed.

If you’re interested in giving donations of food, clothing, resources, or money, first call the organization to see where your donations are most needed. Many of these locations receive their food and goods from larger food bank organizations who distribute the donations where they can in Columbus.

Or, if you’d rather donate your time and services by helping to prepare and serve meals in the Columbus community this Thanksgiving, call smaller distributing organizations like local churches. They’ll likely need as many hands as possible.

There’s usually a volunteer or donation coordinator, so visit their websites and give them a call to see how your services are best utilized, and when your time is needed most. This helps them stay organized and ready to help the hungry in Columbus.

What better way to give thanks this year than by giving back to your community? Whether you’re religious or not, find one of these nearby food banks in Columbus to donate or volunteer at this Thanksgiving. They welcome your help!

 

 

  • Neighborhood Services, Inc.

 

http://www.neighborhoodservicesinc.org/

Located in the Indianola Shopping Center on North 4th Street at 18th Avenue

Contact:

1950 N. Fourth Street Suite E/J, Columbus, Ohio  43201

614-297-0592

Hours:

Food Pantry- Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm

Clothing Room- Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm

Office Hours- Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

 

  1. Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio

http://www.lssco.org/lsspantry.php

They have two food bank locations with Columbus:

 

Champion Avenue Food Pantry

Contact:

1460 S. Champion Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43206-3072

(614) 443-5130

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 11 am to 2:30 pm,  and Saturdays 1 pm to 3 pm

 

Westside Food Pantry

Contact:

82 N. Wilson Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43204

(614) 279-4635

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm

 

  1. NNEMAP, Inc. Food Pantry

http://www.nnemappantry.org/

 

Contact:

677 E. 11th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

614-297-0533

 

Hours:

1st through 19th of each month:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:45 am to 11:45 am

 

20th to the end of the month:

Monday through Friday, 8:45 am to 11:45 am

 

  1. HandsOn Central Ohio Foodline

http://handsoncentralohio.org/get-help/foodlink

 

Contact:

195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-6766

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

 

  1. Mid-Ohio Foodbank

http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/

 

Contact:

3960 Brookham Dr, Grove City, OH 43123

(614) 274-7770

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

 

  1. Broad St. United Methodist Church

http://www.broadstreetumc.net/ministries/serving-others

 

Contact:

501 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215-3822

(614)-221-4571

 

Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

 

  1. Central College Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

http://ccpc.us/index.php/2013-10-17-16-33-40/2014-06-04-17-59-59/food-pantry

 

Contact:

975 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville, OH 43081

(614)-882-2347

 

Hours:

Volunteer every other Monday from 12 to 2 pm

 

  1. Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Hunger Outreach, Food Pantry, and Clothing Bank

https://www.mtolivetbaptist-oh.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=120

 

Contact:

428 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215

(614)-221-3446

 

Hours:

Meal Preparation-Thursday Evenings

Meals served on Fridays from 12 to 2 pm

Clothing bank hours- Fridays from 12 to 2 pm

Food pantry hours- the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm

 

  1. Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio

http://naicco1975.org/services/

 

Contact:

67 E Innis Ave #2, Columbus, OH 43207

(614)-443-6120

 

Hours:

Fresh Produce Market Day: Monthly from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Food Pantry: Daily from 10:am to 2:00pm (upon availability thru Mid-Ohio Foodbank)

Ohio Benefit Bank: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Clothing Pantry: Daily from 10:00am to 2:00pm

White Bison: Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Women’s White Bison/Talk Circle: Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

  1. Ohio Association of Foodbanks

http://www.ohiofoodbanks.org/

 

Contact:

101 East Town Street, Suite 540, Columbus, OH 43215-5187

 

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