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Find Free Food In ColumbusLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    SNAP/EBT

    Mid-Ohio Food Collective- SNAP Assistance

    18 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    If you have questions about the process or would like free assistance with the application, please click here; https://midohiofoodbankfao.formstack.com/forms/referral_form or call/text us at 614-782-5503 to have a coordinator call you.

    • Requirements

      • ID required

    Schedule

    • Today

      9:30 am–3:30 pm

    • Today

      5:30 pm–8:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–3:30 pm

    • 9:30 am–3:30 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

    • 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    • 9:00 am–3:30 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of Mid-Ohio Food Collective- SNAP Assistance

    Location

    3960 Brookham Drive

    Grove City, OH 43123

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 277-3663

    https://mofc.org/snap-outreach/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Gethsemane United Methodist Church

    1 hour 30 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Food Pantry Giving times have been altered due to COVID. Come join our Sunday worship service for more information.

    • Requirements

      • Wear Facemask
      • Drive-Thru Only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Gethsemane United Methodist Church

    Location

    5081 Carbondale Drive

    South Columbus, OH 43232

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Victory Ministries

    9 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Eligibility: All Franklin County zip codes.

    Intake Process: Telephone. Appointment required.

    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Today

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Victory Ministries

    Location

    3964 East Main Street

    Columbus, OH 43213

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 252-2500

    www.victorycoh.org

  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Columbus.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St James the Less Food Pantry

    2 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
      • Drive-Thru Only
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      6:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      6:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      6:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of St James the Less Food Pantry

    Location

    1652 Oakland Park Avenue

    North Linden, OH 43224

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 447-1074

    https://www.stjames-cpps.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Christ Memorial Katherines Kafe

    15 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Call 211 and ask to be registered to christ Memorial church then your information will be forwarded to the church
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      11:00 am

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am

    • Sat, June 22nd (in 4 weeks)

      11:00 am

    • 11:00 am

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 11:00 am

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of Christ Memorial Katherines Kafe

    Location

    3330 East Livingston Avenue

    Eastmoor, OH 43227

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 338-1590

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Calvary Christian Fellowship

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    Info

    no timing

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Wed, June 12th (in 3 weeks)

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • Wed, June 26th (next month)

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • Wed, July 10th (in 2 months)

      5:00 pm–6:30 pm

    • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

      every month on the 2nd Wednesday

    • 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

      every month on the 4th Wednesday

    Map of Calvary Christian Fellowship

    Location

    3601 Bexvie Avenue

    Mid East, OH 43227

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 231-6007

    https://www.ccfaog.com/outreach

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Vineyard Columbus Northside Food Pantry

    21 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Eligibility: Must be a resident of zip codes 43224, 43229, and 43231. Documents: Adults: Photo ID and Proof of residence. Also must have proof of each child in household.

    • Requirements

      • Photo ID and proof of address is required for adults 18+
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Vineyard Columbus Northside Food Pantry

    Location

    4664 Cleveland Avenue

    Northland, OH 43231

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 259-5441

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Mid-Ohio Food Collective on Norton Rd

    37 minutes

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      12:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      12:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • This Saturday

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–7:00 pm

      every week on Monday

    • 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    • 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Map of Mid-Ohio Food Collective on Norton Rd

    Location

    620 Norton Road

    Cherry Creek, OH 43228

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 782-5514

    mofc.org/mid-ohio-market

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The Hardy Center

    2 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Summer time: 8am-2pm

    • Requirements

      • Call in advance for services
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Tomorrow

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • Next Monday

      8:00 am–5:00 pm

      • Appointments required
    • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of The Hardy Center

    Location

    1743 East Lakeview Avenue

    Columbus, OH 43224

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 267-3733

    https://www.thehardycenter.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Stephen’s Community House

    25 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Only serves residents of Franklin County.
    • Requirements

      • ID required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability

    Schedule

    • Today

      12:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    • 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    • 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of St. Stephen’s Community House

    Location

    1500 East 17th Avenue

    South Linden, OH 43219

    directions

    Contact

    (614) 294-6347

    www.saintstephensch.org

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Columbus accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Columbus do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Columbus that’s open today: Mid-Ohio Food Collective- SNAP Assistance, Victory Ministries, St James the Less Food Pantry, Mid-Ohio Food Collective on Norton Rd, The Hardy Center, St. Stephen’s Community House

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Columbus for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.