A New Way to Provide Quality, Dignified Service


If you are a client of the LSS Westside or Delaware County Food Pantries, please use the link below to order your food.  If you are a client of the Lancaster or Champion Ave (South) food pantry, please visit the pantry as you normally would.

Place Food Order

Online Ordering Help Document

If you need assistance after reading the Help Document or viewing the video, please call the Help Desk at 877-LSS-MEAL.  Volunteers will be available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Otherwise you may leave a message, and we will get back with you.

Latest Franklin County Updates

The LSS Champion Avenue Pantry will close on April 6. South side clients can start placing orders online at lssfoodpantries.org on April 2 . Pickups can be scheduled at three locations starting April 9.

Distribution Locations

Monday from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Marion Franklin Community Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd
Columbus, OH 43207

Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Barack Community Center
580 E Woodrow Ave
Columbus, OH 43207

Fridays from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Driving Park Community Center
1100 Rhoads Ave
Columbus, OH 43206

For information on our new westside pickup locations, please visit our Locations page.

Latest Delaware County Updates

The LSS Delaware County Food Pantry transitioned March 2. You must now place orders online at lssfoodpantries.org. Pickups will be scheduled at either the current Delaware location or at a mobile location.

Distribution Dates at
73 London Rd
Delaware, OH 43015

Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 4 – 7 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Current Delaware County mobile dates and locations 

Still the Choice Model

The choice food pantry concept helps to build self-esteem and provides dignity to those who are in need by allowing clients to choose the food their families will eat. It also allows the LSS Food Pantries to be a better steward of our donated or purchased food by eliminating the chance of giving out items that will not be used.

The traditional choice food pantry model allows clients to select their own foods within the USDA food groups. In our new online system, families will still be able to choose the food they most need but will not be constrained by food groups.

Locations Close to Home

Noble County

Two shelf stable mobile distributions on the first and second Fridays of the month from 12-2.

The produce distribution is the third Friday from 10-2.

Guernsey County

Shelf-stable distribution on the third Wednesday of the month.

Produce distribution on the first Wednesday of the month

Clients must make an appointment through HandsOn for the shelf-stable distributions.

Coshocton and Muskingum counties

STARTING IN THE SPRING — Two monthly produce distributions. Locations, dates and times to be announced soon.

Franklin, Delaware and Fairfield counties

Starting in February and phasing through May, clients will be able to pick up the food ordered online in several locations in Franklin, Delaware and Fairfield counties.

This will include up to seven distributions in Franklin County weekly and two distributions each weekly in Delaware and Fairfield counties.

More information including dates, times and locations to come soon.

Photo Gallery

We’ve been distributing food to Ohio families via mobile distributions for more than 8 years.


Please download our Frequently Asked Questions document or our press release for more information. If you need to inform clients of this new system, please download our poster or postcard for printing.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through the contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Release

Westside Location Poster

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