Together, we help hungry families in need
The LSS Food Pantries offers a source of nourishment and hope to families who are food insecure. As part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Network of Hope, our mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. We live out our faith by providing nourishment and other resources to individuals and families in need.Learn More
At the LSS Food Pantries we offer the following services:
- Choice Food Pantry: We provide a choice food pantry model, empowering our clients to select their own food.
- LSS Mobile Food Pantry and Produce Distributions: We bring shelf-stable groceries and/or fresh produce directly to residents in need in 12 Ohio counties.
If you or somebody you know are struggling to make ends meet, The LSS Food Pantries is here to help. We provide food services to help support you in your time of need.Learn More
Peter and Jennifer’s Story
Peter relocated to Columbus with his wife and young daughter for a job as a commercial pilot. However, a few days into the job, he was let go after the discovery of a couple of medical issues. Fortunately, one issue was resolved quickly and the other one can be fixed after a short period of treatment. But in the meantime, Peter and his family were stuck in a new city without an income. Peter has been trying to get by with episodic jobs, but it’s not enough to pay the bills and put food on the table.
“We had no option but to seek help,” said Peter. “If you had asked me two months ago, I never thought we’d be in this situation. It just happened overnight, literally.” His wife Jennifer added, “We left everything to come here and then when he lost the job, we’re just desperate.”
Peter and Jennifer were visiting the LSS Food Pantries for the first time. “It definitely makes a huge difference,” said Peter. “It’s taken some pressure off our shoulders.” Peter is hopeful that his medical issue will be quickly resolved and he’ll be back to work as a pilot soon. “We’re really, really hoping that we won’t be in this situation much longer,” he said.
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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