Hunger Relief

Individuals and families along with congregations, groups and clubs are welcome to help us feed Ohio’s hungry families. There are no special qualifications to volunteer other than a kind heart and a willingness to help those in need.

Your service with the LSS Network of Hope is so important to helping us create a better world by serving people in need. Please join us!

I’m Passionate about Hunger Relief

LSS Food Pantries

Food Pantry Distribution Center Volunteers

Locations in Delaware and Fairfield Counties

Volunteers help prepare orders for pantry distributions throughout Central Ohio and help process incoming food deliveries and food donations from area partners

Pantry Distribution Centers are a great place for individuals, families and groups to volunteer!  All volunteers should be age 12 and older (with a responsible adult) and must be comfortable working in a warehouse environment. Some volunteers should also be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  On the spot training is provided.

2-4 hour shifts are available on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Volunteer at Distribution Center

Food Pantries Help Desk Volunteers

Located in Delaware County

Volunteers will help clients place food orders and navigate our new online ordering system, answer questions about the new LSS Food Pantries system and collect feedback from clients to ensure the quality of our services.

Individuals and small groups (age 18 and older) are invited to volunteer at the LSS Food Pantries Help Desk!  Volunteers should have basic phone and computer skills, great listening and communication skills, a compassionate heart and a desire to help others.  Training is required and volunteers are asked to commit to recurring volunteer shifts. Volunteer shifts are from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Volunteer at Help Desk

Pantry Distribution Site Volunteers

Volunteers help set up and tear down pantry distribution sites, check in clients, assemble client food orders and help clients shop for perishable food items.

Individuals and groups of up to 16 people (age 12 and older) are needed to volunteer at each pantry distribution.  Some volunteers will need to lift up to 50 pounds.

Distributions take place during the late mornings and afternoons on weekdays. Click here to see our distribution sites.

Client Check-In Volunteers

Greet and check in clients at our pantry distributions using PantryTrak software.  Volunteers (age 18 and older) should have basic computer skills, great communication skills and a desire to help others.  Training is required and volunteers are asked to commit to recurring volunteer shifts.

Volunteer at Pantry Distribution Site


LSS Faith Mission

Located at 245 N. Grant Ave. and 599 E. 8th St. in Columbus, OH

Faith Mission Kitchen Volunteers

The LSS Faith Mission Kitchens serve 600 meals per day, 365 days per year – an impossible task without volunteers who assist in providing, preparing, serving and cleaning-up after meals, as well as sorting and storing donated food.

Faith Mission Kitchen Garden Volunteers

The Faith Mission Kitchen Garden provides fresh produce and herbs that are served in our kitchens throughout the growing season.  Garden volunteers assist in planting, cultivating and harvesting the garden.  Shifts are flexible and groups are welcome.

Faith Mission volunteers attend volunteer orientation prior to serving.  All volunteers must be age 14 and older with a responsible adult.

To sign up for volunteer orientation, click here

Volunteer at LSS Faith Mission

LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County

Located at 1680 E. Main St. in Lancaster, OH

Provide a Meal Volunteers

We strive to provide nourishing and comforting meals to our residents while they are living in their temporary home.  Meals provided with love by community groups help us to reach this goal while also allowing us to divert resources to services and programming for residents.

Volunteer at LSS Faith Mission of Fairfield County

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