Eligibility Requirements

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.

Income Guidelines

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.

Household Size Yearly Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $24,279 $2,023 $466
2 $32,919 $2,743 $633
3 $41,559 $3,463 $799
4 $50,199 $4,183 $965
5 $58,839 $4,903 $1,131
6 $67,479 $5,623 $1,297
7 $76,119 $6,343 $1,463
8 $84,759 $7,063 $1,629
9 $93,399 $7,783 $1,796
10 $102,039 $8,503 $1,962
For Each Additional
Person Add
$8,640 $720 $166

Rev. 7/2018

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

(740) 687-0500

Caldwell or Southeast Ohio mobile food pantries

(877) 704-3663

Referrals to the mobile pantry can be made one week prior to its visitation date.

Proof Needed

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.

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