LSS Food Pantries Services
Through storefront pantries, mobile distributions and produce distributions in more than 10 Ohio counties, thousands of families count on the LSS Food Pantries services every month. Pantries provide both self-stable and perishable groceries to Ohio families suffering from food insecurity and hunger. The LSS Food Pantries were honored to provide more than 2 million meals last fiscal year.
What is a Food Pantry?
Food pantries and food banks are both important sources of emergency food for our hungry neighbors but serve different functions. Our food pantries directly serve Ohio residents who suffer from hunger and food insecurity in very specific local neighborhoods and zip codes. Pantries rely on partners like a food bank to provide the food that we distribute to hungry families.
Eligibility for Food Pantry Services
In the State of Ohio, income eligibility for food pantry assistance is determined by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Any household living at 200% of the federal poverty level or less is eligible to visit the pantry.
Mobile and Produce Distributions
We try to meet our clients where they are so that we can help them better their lives. That means taking the LSS Food Pantries’ services on the road to communities where families are suffering from food insecurity and hunger.
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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