Address:84 Main StBellville, OH 44813Map & Directions
Services: To support and enrich the lives of Clear Fork Valley residents Food Pantry - distributing food to those in need whom reside in the Clear Fork Valley. The Food Pantry provides a minimum of 3 meals per day for 3 days, for each member of qualifying households. The Food Pantry currently serves approximately 150 familes - they believe there are a total of +300 families that are in need.
Address:400 Orange StAshland, OH 44805Map & Directions
Services: Provides canned and fresh food for those in need. Those using the pantry may browse the shelves to choose food.
Hours: Offered the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month 1:00-5:00pm.
Eligibility: Residents of Ashland County who are in need. Eligible clients have an income that follows the guidelines of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP guidelines are 150% of or 1.5 times the Federal Poverty Guidelines that were in effect on the previous Oct. May receive food one time a month.
Documents To Bring: Photo ID
Address:527 E Liberty StAshland, OH 44805Map & Directions
Services: Provides a variety of food for those in need. Variety depends on donations and other availability. Pastries and fresh food are sometimes available.
Hours: M-F: 10:00am-4:00pm. Closed 12:00noon-1:00pm.
Eligibility: Ashland County residents with incomes of 150% of federal poverty level. No limit to how often individuals/families may be served.
Documents To Bring: photo ID: accepts a variety of proofs
Address:1144 W Main StAshland, OH 44805Map & Directions
Services: Provides up to a week of emergency food for those in need. Typically includes dairy items, bread, meat, canned goods, vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, potatoes, coffee & tea, and/or juice. Also may provide taxable items, such as toiletries, diapers, and personal grooming supplies.
Hours: M-F: 9:00am-12:00noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Ashland County age 18 or older and able to demonstrate financial need. Service available once every two months unless emergency.
Documents To Bring: Photo I.D.; Proof of household income (pay stub from last pay period); Proof of where the money was spent during that pay period (receipts, bills, etc.).
Address:4697 Columbus RdCenterburg, OH 43011Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantries
Hours: 10am-12pm Second Saturday of every month; 1pm-2pm Fourth Sunday of every month.
Eligibility: No restrictions.
Address:633 Parsons AveColumbus, OH 43206Map & Directions
Services: Local Matters believes that local, healthy and sustainably grown food has the power to transform, sustain and build community in Central Ohio, the city of Columbus and the neighborhoods within their city limits. They also believe that they can harness the power of healthy food as an important key to community change. Just as healthy food nourishes the individual?s body and soul to create health and well being, so it is capable of nourishing and transforming the neighborhoods they inhabit into healthy communities by affecting systemic social, economic and environmental change their region. To Maximize the Power of Local Foods as an Agent of Transformation, They Need a New Paradigm that Combines this Power with Education, Strategic Partnerships and a Willingness to Commit Greater Resources in a More Thoughtful Way. Local Matters operates three programs to demonstrate the positive influence that healthy, local food and a healthy local food system can have in their community:
? Farm to Fork: A program that encourages the farm community to grow more food crops by working to create market opportunities for small and medium size sustainably operated family farms and provides educational opportunities for the public regarding the social, economic and environmental advantages of purchasing locally grown foods. The Greener Grocer, a for profit business owned by Local Matters, is the primary hub of this program.
Their latest project within their Farm to Fork program is their ?Mobile Farm Market?. This project, which began this fall, distributes locally grown, fresh and nutritious foods in underserved communities via their ?Veggie Van?. The van typically makes two hour, pre-determined stops in various neighborhoods on a weekly basis. They are set up to accept EBT cards (Food Stamps) in addition to credit cards and cash payments.
? Urban Agriculture: A program that works to get fresh, nutritious local foods into underserved, vulnerable neighborhoods by helping the community grow their own food through the development of urban farms. They also help coordinate the distribution of the food throughout the community and are developing an adult ?Cooking Skills? curriculum to teach members of these same communities how to prepare fresh, nutritious foods.
? Local Food to School: A program that seeks to re-connect children to the roots of healthy, nutritious food, positively influence their eating habits at an early age and provide a "sensory based" educational experience with healthy, nutritious food and the natural world. Their ?Three Sisters Project? incorporates an on-site, edible food garden with a health, wellness and nutrition classroom curriculum developed by Dr. Antonia Demas titled, ?Food is Elementary?. Students grow their own food, participate in both the harvest and preparation of this fresh, local food in their classroom and also learn about the role of fresh, local foods as part of a healthy diet.
A second component of this project, currently under development, combines an outdoor learning environment with a Food Ecology Curriculum and is designed as a compliment to the curriculum model ?Food is Elementary?. This curriculum will engage children on subjects such as soil science, composting, indigenous plant & wildlife communities, wild edible plants, organic food production practices, water harvesting, etc?and offer visits to local farms to see how food is grown on a larger scale and to get a ?bigger picture view? of food ecology.
Address:67 E Innis AveColumbus, OH 43207Map & Directions
Hours: Tue 10am-12pm; please call ahead, times change often.
Eligibility: Native Americans within the 43207 zip code area.
Documents To Bring: Adults 18 and over must bring a picture ID; Those under 18 must bring a birth certificate.
Address:168 N Garfield AveColumbus, OH 43203Map & Directions
Services: "The Promotion of Universal Human Services." Women with children shelter and food pantry.
Address:127 Mill StBurbank, OH 44214Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary supply of non-perishible food items to those in need.
Hours: As arranged, by appointment only
Eligibility: Burbank residents
Area Served: Burbank Only
Documents To Bring: None
Address:2222 Cleveland Rd WSandusky, OH 44870Map & Directions
Services: Food Pantry is located in the rear building in fellowship hall. Also offers diapers and baby formula when available. Does not have funding for other items.
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm or by appointment
Documents To Bring: Picture ID and Proof of Address.