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. Scroll down for more information.
Below are the current income guidelines, based on family size. This table shows yearly gross income for each family size. If your household income is at or below the income listed for the number of people in your household, you are eligible to receive food.
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What To Do
Before visiting one of our food pantries, please contact the appropriate location below to obtain a referral.
Franklin and Delaware county residents
Franklin and Delaware County residents do not need a referral. They can visit www.lssfoodpantries.org to place an order and make an appointment for a pick-up date and time.
Fairfield County residents
Caldwell or Southeast Ohio mobile food pantries
Referrals to the mobile pantry can be made one week prior to its visitation date.
Clients must bring photo ID for the head of household to each visit.
Proof of address needs to be shown at the first visit and will be verified annually after that.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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