Assistance Programs

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Hands On Central Ohio FOODLINK
211 or 341-2282 (formally Firstlink Food Line)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00am–8:00pm
*Hotline operator will refer you to the nearest food pantry and/or soup kitchen
*You can utilize the food pantries up to 3 times each month


4383 East Broad Street (corner of Broad and Yearling)
*You can walk-in one time per month
*Pantry is open Thursdays 10am-12noon
*Must bring ID and list of everyone in the household and their ages

The Wave
441 S. Yearling Road
*Serves children 18 and under Monday through Friday from 2:45-3:45 p.m. The program is put on by the YMCA of Central Ohio. Service is year-round.

614-237-1671 or 237-1745
1573 Elaine Road–south of Livingston Ave (school building behind the church)
*Pantry is open Wednesdays 6-7pm
*Bring photo ID and proof of residency (utility bill or lease)
*ONLY serving zip codes 43227, 43213, and 43232
*Walk in 1x/month

Bishop Griffin Service Center
Food AND Clothing Pantry with Bilingual (Spanish) Staff
2875 East Livingston Avenue
*If you are driving west on Livingston, it’s just past James Road on the left-hand
side (corner of Wellesley and Livingston)
Walk-in hours Wednesday 9:00-11:30am
First Wednesday of every month 5-7pm
Fridays 2:30-5:00pm
You may use these services one time each month

St. Vincent’s de Paul - Bishop Griffin Service Center

Despensa de Comida y Ropa – Trabajadores Bilingues (Español)
2875 East Livinsgton Avenue
Si viene desde el Oeste en Livingston, pase James Road a mano izquierda, en la esquina de Wellesley y Livingston.
Horario sin cita previa:
Miércoles de 9:00 a 11:30a.m
Primer Miercoles de cada mes de 5 a 7 pm
Viernes de 2:30 pm a 5:00 pm
Puede utilizar estos servicios una vez al mes.

298 South Rocky Fork Drive
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Pantry is open Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm (closed the last Saturday of each month)
*Must show: Picture ID and proof of income
*You can walk-in one time every 3 months
*Directions from Whitehall:
North on Hamilton Rd.
Turn left at first light past I-270 = South Rocky Fork Drive
Follow street down a little ways; church is on the right side

Sanfillipo Produce
Sanfillipo Produce Accepts Food Stamps/SNAP!
as well as other forms of payment (cash and credit card)
Visit them at their retail store at:
4561 E. Fifth Avenue, Units 1-4
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Open Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Or call: (614)237-3300 for any further questions

Victory Ministries
3964 E. Main St.