Food Donations for the LSS Food Pantries and for LSS Faith Mission and CHOICES

Each year, the LSS Food Pantries provide food for 1.5 million meals.  Our shelters at LSS Faith Mission and LSS CHOICES also provide hundreds of thousands of meals to residents. Your gifts of needed food items fill empty stomachs and provide hope.

Donated food items can be dropped off at LSS Champion Food Pantry, 1460 S. Champion Ave. in Columbus, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. To set up an alternative drop off time, please reach out to Randi Reid at 614-300-3263 or

Our current most needed items include:
Spaghetti sauce (15 oz or larger)
Canned chicken (10 oz)
Canned tuna (5 oz)
Canned peaches, pears or fruit cocktail (15 oz)
Creamy peanut butter (15 oz plastic jar)
Canned corn or green beans (15 oz)
Vegetable oil (24 or 48 oz)
Rice Krispies
Frosted Mini Wheats

You can also order items directly from LSS Food Pantries Amazon Wish List.

We are not able to accept:
Food in opened packages or that has been repackaged
Homemade food items
Restaurant/commercial sized food items (see shelter kitchens below)
Expired food items
Appliances, furniture, housewares, clothing, toys or books

Please click here and choose the “Where to Donate” icon to see a referral list of community partners accepting these and other items.

Are you planning a donation drive?  Please contact us first to find out what items are most needed!

Still have questions about donating food to LSS Food Pantries? Contact us!

Randi Reid, volunteer services manager

Thank you for your support of LSS Food Pantries!

Please click here to learn about donating meal kits to Faith Mission.

Please click here to learn about donating desserts to our shelters.

Please click here to learn about donating meals to Faith Mission in Fairfield County.

Our current most needed food items include:
Restaurant/commercial sized prepared foods (shelf stable items, spices)
Large quantities from restaurants and food retailers (please contact us for more information)

**Meals prepared in our kitchens are served to between 50-150 clients.  Unfortunately, household sizes and quantities of fresh or prepared foods do not meet the needs of our kitchens.

Food items our shelter kitchens are not able to accept:
Leftover party or buffet food
Household sizes and quantities of fresh or prepared foods (see LSS Food Pantries above)
Expired food items

Would you like to prepare a meal and then donate it to our kitchen? Do you have questions about shelter kitchen donations and drop off? Contact us!

Faith Mission Kitchens:
Miranda Dean, Volunteer Manager, 614-429-5528

CHOICES Kitchen:
Laura Thompson, Volunteer Manager

Thank you for your support of LSS Faith Mission and CHOICES!

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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