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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.
In 2012, the Food Pantry:
Served over 23,000 individuals
Provided nearly 350,000 meals
An average of 56,730 meals per week!
That’s a 16% increase from 2011. And the need in our community continues to grow. The continued outreach of the Broad Street Food Pantry is dependent upon the generosity of our local community.
More details are given in our 2011 Annual Report.
In 2012, we distributed more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce to our neighbors. From May until October, we will be getting 10,000-15,000 pounds of fresh produce from Mid-Ohio FoodBank once or twice a month to distribute free to income eligible families. Volunteers are needed on market days from 3:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m. to help set up and assist clients as they shop. Markets are currently scheduled for May 15, June 12, and 26 with more to come. If you are available to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed each market from one hour before to one hour after. Contact Kathy Kelly-Long email@example.com or call 614-221-6552 ext. 214 to be part of this wonderful event.
Do you want to make a direct impact? Do you want to connect with those in need? Here are some ways you can help immediately:
Youth volunteers are welcome in the Pantry at Farm Markets and special events. All youth 17 and under must bring a completed permission form (available below) the first time they volunteer; parents of all youth are encouraged to attend the orientation held that day. For youth age 15 or below, parents are required to attend orientation – 15-20 minutes the first day the youth volunteers – to understand the job and our expectations.
The Food Pantry's operating budget is made possible through generous donations and various grants.
Financial gifts allow the pantry to purchase food and toiletries. Your financial gift is tax deductible.
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The pantry welcomes donations of all non-perishable products. Toiletries are especially needed, as clients cannot purchase these with food stamps. We no longer accept used plastic grocery bags – please recycle them at your local grocery store.
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The National Council of Churches reminds of these words from Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ The As people of faith, we are called to speak out for the “least of our brothers and sisters”. As Congress faces difficult decisions about our national budget, any vote made must not harm families experiencing poverty and hardship. At this time, that means: not threatening the amount of revenue in the proposed Senate budget, preventing any reduction in funding for the Affordable Care Act, and refraining from adjusting the burden of the sequester to fall even further on the social safety net. Your voice is needed.
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