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Pickerington Campus/The Chapel

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Pickerington Campus/The Chapel

Food Security

When donating to your local food bank, consider starting with your wallet instead of your pantry. Donating money not only gives food banks flexibility over which supplies - including fresh foods and paper products - to offer but also lets them decide when to refresh their stocks.

If you prefer to donate items, here are immediate needs at the food banks closest to you!

PICKERINGTON FOOD PANTRY 
70 Cross St, Pickerington, OH 43147 | (614) 834-0079

Immediate Needs:

  • Volunteers to pack and load meal packages. Drive-thru model for pick-up. Sign up for an open time slot by CLICKING HERE
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Pastas

Monetary Donations:
Please call (614) 834-0079 

CANAL WINCHESTER HUMAN SERVICES
80 Covenant Way, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 | (614) 834-4700
 
Donations/Volunteering:
Please visit their website and/or call (614) 834-4700 for the most up to date information.

Elderly

Ways to care for the elderly

  • Write and mail a letter or card of encouragement; include Bible verses
  • Have children color or draw pictures and mail them
  • Send or drop off number games, word searches, puzzles, adult coloring books, crayons or markers

NOTE: Nursing homes can not receive outside visitors, but they can receive mail and donations. Items can be dropped off in between two sets of main doors. It’s best to call first to inform them you are going to be dropping something off.  

VIOLET SPRINGS 
603 Diley Rd, Pickerington, OH 43147 | (844) 338-1774

PICKFAIR SQUARE 
310 Jericho Rd, Pickerington OH 43147 | (614) 834-2894

WINCHESTER CARE 
36 Lehman Dr #1006, Canal Winchester, OH 43110 | (614) 834-2273

Immediate Needs:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snack packs 
  • Used/refurbished ipads/tablets so residents can video call their families

Your neighbors

Discover needs and meet them!
Think of creative ways you can serve those around you! Here are some ideas of how to get started:

  • Call your “two” to check on them, pray for them, and encourage them!
  • Do you know a single parent or someone who has been laid off or working less hours? Make them a meal and drop it off OR use a delivery service to send them one from a local business!
  • Can you assist someone by watching their kids for a while or helping their kids with school work?

Other ways to connect with neighbors around you:
There are many helpful ways to see the needs of those right around you, whether that be right next door or the community you live in! If you have an HOA, call them to see if they are aware of neighborhood needs. Facebook community/neighborhood pages have been filling with people's needs, as well as with offers from people willing to help! The “NextDoor” app is another great space to find others who may need help in getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, etc.

Don’t forget!
There are many ways to get delivery of various items if you feel uncomfortable going out! Instacart, Shipt, Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Easts etc. are all great examples. By using a food delivery service, you’re providing livelihood for their workers and encouraging low contact exchanges. You may have neighbors who are unaware of these services (the elderly, for example) and may need help getting connected to them. 


Jefferson Campus

Food Security

When donating to your local food bank, consider starting with your wallet instead of your pantry. Donating monetarily not only gives food banks flexibility over which supplies - including fresh foods and paper products - to offer but also lets them decide when to refresh their stocks.

If you prefer to donate items, here are immediate needs at the food banks closest to you!

GAHANNA RESIDENTS IN NEED (GRIN)
165 Granville St, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 | (614) 214- 4747

Immediate Needs:

  • Boxed cereal
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Canned proteins

Donation Drop off times:
3/18 from 9-12 PM at GRIN
3/19 from 9-12 PM at GRIN
3/20 from 9-12 PM at GRIN
Please check the website for additional drop of times and locations.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are various needs in and around the city. Please visit the website and sign up for specific duties, dates, and times

REYNOLDSBURG HELPING HANDS
7356 E Main St, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 | (614) 868 - 9394

Immediate Needs:

  • Monetary donations may be made in person or over the phone.
  • The following canned and nonperishable food and items: cereal, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, gelatin and pudding, canned soups, chili, beef stew, peanut butter and personal care items

Elderly

Ways to care for the elderly

  • Write and mail a letter or card of encouragement; include Bible verses.
  • Have children color or draw pictures and mail them.
  • Send or drop off number games, word searches, puzzles, adult coloring books, crayons or markers

NOTE: Nursing homes can not receive outside visitors, but they can receive mail and donations. Items can be dropped off in between two sets of main doors. It’s best to call first to inform them you are going to be dropping something off. 

CHERRY HILL SENIOR LIVING
79 Blossom Field Blvd Columbus, OH 43212 | (614) 530-7726 


Your neighbors

Discover needs and meet them!
Think of creative ways you can serve those around you! Here are some ideas of how to get started:

  • Call your “two” to check on them, pray for them and encourage them!
  • Do you know a single parent or someone who has been laid off or working less hours? Make them a meal and drop it off OR use a delivery service to send them one from a local business!
  • Can you assist someone by watching their kids for a while or helping their kids with school work?

Other ways to connect with neighbors around you:
There are many helpful ways to see the needs of those right around you, whether that be right next door or the community you live in! If you have an HOA, call them to see if they are aware of neighborhood needs. Facebook community/neighborhood pages have been filling with people's needs, as well as with offers from people willing to help! The “NextDoor” app is another great space to find others who may need help in getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, etc.

Don’t forget!
There are many ways to get delivery of various items if you feel uncomfortable going out! Instacart, Shipt, Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Easts etc. are all great examples. By using a food delivery service, you’re providing livelihood for their workers and encouraging low contact exchanges. You may have neighbors who are unaware of these services (the elderly, for example) and may need help getting connected to them. 


Upper Arlington Campus

Food Security

When donating to your local food bank, consider starting with your wallet instead of your pantry. Donating monetarily not only gives food banks flexibility over which supplies - including fresh foods and paper products - to offer but also lets them decide when to refresh their stocks.

If you prefer to donate items, here are immediate needs at the food banks closest to you!

COLUMBUS DREAM CENTER
38 W Greenwood Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 | (614) 547-3138
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cbusdreamcenter

Immediate Needs:

  • Volunteers to serve, prepare, drop off meals
  • Bagged lunches
  • To-go meals in containers

Drop off information
Volunteers to serve, prepare, drop off meals
Note: You will have no contact with groups of people while serving/preparing to-go meals

Please visit the website for most up to date needs:

HILLIARD FOOD PANTRY
4410 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026 | (614) 363-4195

Immediate Needs:

  • Canned fruit
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper

WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY
6700 Huntley Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 | (614) 985-1766
worthingtonresourcepantry.org/donate-foodpersonal-care-items

Immediate Needs:

  • Tomatoes (any kind: crushed, diced, stewed, tomato sauce)
  • Feminine Products
  • Deodorant/Shampoo/Toothpaste
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Fruit
  • Granola Bars/Snack Items

Elderly

Ways to care for the elderly

  • Write and mail a letter or card of encouragement; include Bible verses.
  • Have children color or draw pictures and mail them.
  • Send or drop off number games, word searches, puzzles, adult coloring books, crayons or markers.

NOTE: Nursing homes can not receive outside visitors, but they can receive mail and donations. Items can be dropped off in between two sets of main doors. It’s best to call first to inform them you are going to be dropping something off. 

FIRST COMMUNITY VILLAGE
1800 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43212 | (614) 324-4455

THE FORUM AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE
4590 Knightsbridge Blvd, Columbus, OH 43214 | (614) 451-6793

AVIA SENIOR LIVING 
1630 NW Professional Plaza, Columbus, OH 43220 | (614) 538-2842

Immediate Needs:

  • Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Your neighbors

Discover needs and meet them!
Think of creative ways you can serve those around you! Here are some ideas of how to get started:

  • Call your “two” to check on them, pray for them and encourage them!
  • Do you know a single parent or someone who has been laid off or working less hours? Make them a meal and drop it off OR use a delivery service to send them one from a local business!
  • Can you assist someone by watching their kids for a while or helping their kids with school work?

Other ways to connect with neighbors around you:
There are many helpful ways to see the needs of those right around you, whether that be right next door or the community you live in! If you have an HOA, call them to see if they are aware of neighborhood needs. Facebook community/neighborhood pages have been filling with people's needs, as well as with offers from people willing to help! The “NextDoor” app is another great space to find others who may need help in getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, etc.

Don’t forget!
There are many ways to get delivery of various items if you feel uncomfortable going out! Instacart, Shipt, Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Easts etc. are all great examples. By using a food delivery service, you’re providing livelihood for their workers and encouraging low contact exchanges. You may have neighbors who are unaware of these services (the elderly, for example) and may need help getting connected to them.