COVID-19 Resources

We’re all in this together. The City recognizes that there are many in our community who may be immunocompromised, elderly, impoverished or otherwise unable to access food, medication and other resources during this crisis. 

This page will be updated as frequently as possible. Should your organization have additional resources to add to our list below, please e-mail In addition to the resources listed below, Columbus Public Health has published a list of resources throughout Franklin County. Download that list here >>

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Request Assistance

Should you have a request for yourself or a neighbor in need, please fill out the form below or e-mail so we can connect you with a local service provider. 

  1. Senior Resources
  2. Student Resources
  3. Unemployment Resources
  4. Food Banks
  5. Carry-out/ Delivery
  6. Grocery Stores
  7. Utilities and Other


Do you or an elderly neighbor need assistance with running an errand (picking up groceries, medications, etc.). Use this form to let us know so we can connect you with volunteers >>

Other Senior Resource Organizations:

  • Meals-on-Wheels: (614) 278-3152
    Refer a neighbor or yourself  / Volunteer to help deliver
    Meals-on-Wheels delivers fresh food to seniors daily. To ensure the safety of our elderly population, LifeCare Alliance has been given permission to temporarily suspend the customer signature requirement at time of meal delivery. This means that the volunteer’s signature on the delivery record will suffice until the risk level lessens.

  • Ohio Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program(614) 278-2865 or (800) 529-7727
    Download Application 
    • LifeCare Alliance and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging are partnering with 20 central Ohio farmers to bulk purchase locally grown fresh produce, herbs, and honey.
    • Eligible participants accepted into the program will have the option of receiving either a mid-summer or late-summer box. 2020 SFMNP applications will have a box for applicants to select which type of box they would prefer:
      • Mid-summer example – Berries, corn, greens, melon, onions, peaches, and tomatoes, and honey
      • Late-summer example – Apples, carrots, greens, onions, peppers, potatoes, squash, and honey
    • Produce will be delivered to LifeCare Alliance for assembly in mid-July and late-August.
    • Staff and volunteers will prepare individual boxes of $50-worth of items provided by the participating farmers.
    • Staff and volunteers will deliver the produce boxes directly to eligible participants accepted into the program.
    • Participants accepted into the program will be called and/or emailed the week of their delivery with a specific delivery date.
  • Office on Aging (Senior Options): (614) 525-6200
    Senior Options, administered by the Franklin County Office on Aging, is the "one-stop shopping" point for information and access to senior services including home-delivered meals, personal care, emergency response systems and more.

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP): Summer Crisis Program: (614) 566-0750
    Apply online
    The Breathing Association and Ohio Health offer an electric utility assistance program for households that include an individual 60 years of age +, customers with a qualifying medical condition or households served by a non-regulated utility with a disconnect notice. The maximum amount for bill payment assistance and/or air conditioner is $300 for regulated utilities and $500 for non-regulated utilities.