Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry



Over 40 years of serving Columbus in Jesus' Name.

Jesus gave us our mission statement in Matthew 25:35-36, "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’"

In July 1978, Father Francis Schweitzer started a veterans’ ministry in the garage building behind Holy Family Church on West Broad Street and a soup kitchen ministry in the basement of the former Holy Family School building on South Grubb Street. Over the past four decades, thanks to the continued leadership of Father Kevin Lutz and now Father Stash Dailey, as well as countless volunteers and donors, Holy Family Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry has become one of the most important ministries to homeless and low-income citizens across West Columbus. Each weekday we serve an average of 200 guests in our hot food line, another 25-30 families in our food pantry, and another 100 “woods bags” (takeaway meals) for our homeless and shelter guests. That means on most weekdays we are serving at least 300 of our neighbors who otherwise might not have anything to eat. To learn more about our ministry and to partner with us in serving others in the name of Jesus Christ, please contact us. God bless you!

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THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP US SERVE!

Donate via PayPal by clicking the button below, or see below for other ways to give. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to donate food, clothing, or personal hygiene items, drop-off hours are 8 AM to 2 PM on weekdays. Come to the northwest corner of the building to the pantry delivery door. 

Please note: We are closed from 12/23/19 - 1/1/20

VOLUNTEERING

For the fastest response, please email us at holypantry1@gmail.com. You can also call the office at 614.461.9444, but we often have phone issues and this can create delays in response time.

Please be patient when attempting to contact us because we have limited staff and we receive a tremendous amount of phone calls and visitors each day. When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name and phone number twice so we can be sure to contact you as soon as possible.

We accept first-time volunteers without any formal requirements. Minor children are welcome to serve as long as they have an adult chaperone. We can accept groups of up to 8 volunteers.

Returning volunteers are required to take a "Protecting God's Children" training course from the Diocese of Columbus (3-4 hours of sexual assault awareness training) and undergo a background check and fingerprints (we will gladly reimburse the cost of this service).

Email us or call to schedule a time to serve! Volunteers can come as early as 6:30 a.m. to help prepare food, midmorning to help serve food at 10:30 a.m., or 12:00 noon to help clean and restock. We strive to provide our volunteers and guests with a safe environment by having a special duty Columbus police officer on site while our doors are open for service. 

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We are a recipient of the Goold Grant
The Catholic Foundation


 



HOLY FAMILY
Soup Kitchen
&

Food Pantry

57 S Grubb St
Columbus, OH 43215

614-461-9444
holypantry1@gmail.com

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Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 


SOUP KITCHEN

Service begins at 10:30 AM
Length of service depends
on amount of food available.

All are welcome.
 


FOOD PANTRY

Serving Columbus ZIP Codes 43215, 43222, 43223, 43204, 43228, 43123, 43119

You must have picture ID for all adults, birth certificate or medical card for all children and proof of address.
Acceptable proof of address: recent utility bill, rent receipt.

Pantry signups begin at 8:30 a.m.
Knock on the front door and a volunteer will assist you with signup.
First come, first served up to 25 families per day.
Distribution begins at 10:30 AM and ends at 12:00 PM.

Maximum of 2 food orders per month.

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