Honoring 40 Years

Since 1980, we’ve been working toward a vision of hunger-free, healthier communities. Today, 40 years strong, our work has shifted to not only providing emergency food assistance, but to build and implement strategies toward ending hunger.

 

Click here to watch WBNS 10TV take viewers on the Mid-Ohio Food Collective journey through time, reflecting on how our work has evolved — keeping the customer at the center while working to address the root causes of hunger and poverty with our five assets: Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Mid-Ohio Farm, Mid-Ohio Farmacy, Mid-Ohio Market, and Mid-Ohio Kitchen.

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

The health and well-being of our customers, volunteers and staff are top priorities for us here at the Foodbank. To that end and due to the public health threat that faces our community, it is more important now than ever that we educate one another as information comes in. This page will be updated daily with recent news, resources, and procedures as new discoveries and announcements are made about the coronavirus (COVID-19) as they relate to our work here at Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Change in process at the Kroger Community Food Pantry

The health and well-being of our customers, volunteers and staff are top priorities for us here at the Foodbank.  To that end and due to the most recent coronavirus updates, the Kroger Community Food Pantry will move from its current shopping model to pre-packaged boxes, beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020 until further notice.

Upon arrival to the Foodbank’s parking lot, every vehicle will be given a number and asked to park in an orderly fashion.  A volunteer or staff member will conduct registration at the vehicle and a pre-packaged box will be delivered.  There is no need for you to get out of your vehicle as the food box will be brought directly to you.  In the interest of keeping human contact to an absolute minimum, what the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) calls “social distancing,” we believe that this is the safest course of action to take moving forward, especially during these challenging times. Effective June 2nd, all customers are welcome to visit the Pantry for a full shop every week. 

THE PANTRY IS OBSERVING THE FOLLOWING HOURS:

  • Monday – Closed for stocking, sorting, and packing
  • Tuesday – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. AND 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Friday – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday – Closed for stocking, sorting, and packing

In case of inclement or severe weather, the Kroger Community Food Pantry may delay opening, pause service, or close early, as the pantry is currently operating with a drive-in model. If weather delays or pauses food service, entry to the pantry parking lot will remain closed until lightning or other severe weather subsides and we are able to safely distribute food.

We so appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we all look out for one another during this public health threat and as this situation continues to unfold.  Thank you.

Introducing the Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Same mission, same vision.
New look, new food perspective.

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MOF In The News

In partnership with USDA, Mid-Ohio Foodbank furthers our mission of ending hunger by supporting urban farms, community gardens, and small-scale agriculture projects, helping low-income neighborhoods more readily access fresh produce.
 

Liz and her husband, Josh, have three children. Leslie is 7, Nadia is 3 and Marietta is just 2 months old. When Liz and Josh first got married, their lives were pretty stable. They had a place to live and both worked full time. They could pay the bills; they could buy their children the things they needed. ...