Food Service FAQs
Please use the following questions and answers to answer your questions about receiving food from the Grove City Food Pantry.
What are the requirements to be ELIGIBLE for food service?
Eligibility Requirements: https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/JFS-04224-ENG-Rev.-7.2019.pdf
What Do I Need to bring on my first visit?
On your first visit to the Grove City Food Pantry, you must bring a form of identification for each member of your household. For adults, this can be a Driver's License, a State Identification Card, or a Social Security Card. For Children, this can be a Social Security Card, School Identification Card or a birth certificate. You will also need to bring a utility bill (ex. Gas, Electricity, etc;).
What do I need to bring on each visit?
On every visit to the Grove City Food Pantry, you must bring a form of identification for each member of your household. For adults, this can be a Driver's License, a State Identification Card, or a Social Security Card. For Children, this can be a Social Security Card, School Identification Card or a birth certificate. You will also need to bring a utility bill (ex. Gas, Electricity, etc;).
Do I need to bring my own bags?
No, you do not need to bring your own bags. However, if you have reusable bags, we encourage you to bring them has it helps both us saving bags and the planet.
Is there a limit to how many visits a month/year i can make to the pantry?
You are limited to ONE visit per calendar month per family. This works out to 12 visits a year. You receive about a weeks worth of food pertaining to your household size.
What are the hours for the pantry?
The Grove City Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Saturday (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays) from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to posted closing time.
Do i need an appointment?
Yes, you need an appointment through HandsOn Central Ohio by dialing Phone: 614.351.2282, Chatting at www.handsoncentralohio.org/chat or Texting 614.702.7772. The lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are not a walk in pantry.
If you have food allergies/restrictions then it is up to YOU to make sure the food you are saying you want adheres to your specific food diet. When the volunteers ask what food you would like, please notify them of your allergy restriction(s). The Grove City Food Pantry + Emergency Services is not responsible for you receiving food that does not adhere to your diet. We are a group of volunteers and it is not possible for us to know what each food has in it. This is YOUR responsibility and YOUR'S only.
What type of foods do you hand out?
We hand out about 3 days worth of food according to the size of the family. We give out canned foods, such as fruits, soups, and vegetables. Boxed and bagged foods of all kinds, such as mashed potatoes, mac&cheese, rice, beans, etc. We also have a selection of snacks and condiments, healthcare products, and home care products, such as toilet paper, cleaning solutions, etc. We also offer meat, fresh produce, and bagged fruit, potatoes, and onions. We can also supply dog and cat food, however, this is very limited and not a full size bag that you would buy at a store. Also, if a baby is listed on your chart, we can supply diapers, wipes, and baby food.