My choice for today’s People making a difference is the Broad Street Presbyterian Church’s Food Pantry under the leadership of Kathy Kelly Long. Here is their information.
Thanks for making a difference in those people’s lives who need it most!
The Pantry serves over 3400 meals each week. The majority of our food is purchased from Mid-Ohio Foodbank at nominal cost. The remainder comes from member donations and food drives from other congregations or community organizations. We serve clients in an area from downtown east to Reynoldsburg, south to Livingston Avenue, north to Fifth Avenue, and west to the Scioto River. Each eligible client …is provided with a five-day supply of staple items and is served no more than once every thirty days. We serve an average of 1600 individuals per month and over 6000 households per year. The Pantry is open six days a week; from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 11:00 am Saturdays. The Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers from the Broad Street Presbyterian church, other area congregations, local schools and colleges, and local businesses.
The Broad Street Food Pantry is dedicated to providing food to our urban neighbors who are hungry. Addressing the most basic human need, we help individuals and families put meals on their tables—providing food for their bodies, relief to their minds, and nourishment for their souls. We believe that engaging with and investing in our local community provides immeasurable return. We dedicate our resources to nurturing our neighbors in need.
The Food Pantry is open Monday through Saturday, and volunteers are needed to register clients, assist clients with selecting their food choices, help stock the shelves, and unload the weekly food truck from the MidOhio Food Bank. Volunteer If you are interested in becoming a Food Pantry Volunteer, please call 614-221-6552. Giving Money/Financial gifts allow the pantry to purchase food and toiletries. Your financial gift is tax deductible The pantry also welcomes donations of non-perishable products, including toiletries. Toiletries are especially needed, as clients cannot purchase these with food stamps.