LSS Food Pantries

Hands on Work (choose from opportunities described below.)

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  • Help customers as they shop
  • Stock shelves and do light cleaning
  • Unload trucks

Who can help: Anyone! If under age 18, must be with an adult.


Run a Collection Drive

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Coordinate a drive among friends, family or classmates to collect and donate items needed for our food pantries. 

Who can help: Anyone!


Organize a Fundraiser

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Donating money helps our food pantries to buy food and meet their other daily needs.  Organize a fundraiser run or walk, a bake sale, a car wash, a pet fashion show, etc.

Who can help: Anyone!


Conduct an Advocacy/ Awareness Campaign

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Make posters, pass out flyers to inform others about our organization’s mission and all the different programs we offer.  

Who can help: Anyone!


Contact LSS under the ‘Contact’ tab on the menu to your left to set up volunteer opportunities or service projects!

What is your organization’s mission statement?

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Lutheran Social Services (LSS) goal is to create a better world by helping people in need.


 
What population do you serve? 

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LSS Food Pantries provide food to hungry families in 14 Ohio counties with storefront pantries, mobile food pantries and fresh produce giveaways.



How many do you serve in a year? 

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Last year, we provided more than 2,000,000 meals which fed about 90,000 people. We also served more than 1,600 families with free tax return filing help and helped them get more than $2,000,000 in benefits and tax return money.

In what region or area do you provide services in?

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One of Ohio’s largest local food pantry systems, the LSS Food Pantries provide healthy food for families, seniors and single people in need, in 14 Ohio counties. (Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Guernsey, Noble, Scioto, Athens, Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Ashland, Marion and Union counties) Unlike most other food pantries, each of our pantries serves one or more entire counties instead of just one neighborhood. Our food pantries are much larger and serve more people than most other pantries.


 
How and when did the organization get started? 

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LSS was founded in 1912 has been serving the hungry since 1927.


 

How many employees do you have? 

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We have 14 employees.


 

How many volunteers does your organization have?  (click the “Get Involved” tab to learn more about volunteer opportunities)

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LSS Food Pantries are helped by more than 11,000 volunteers each year.

– See more at: http://skd.flarecode.com/lss-food-pantries#sthash.AjDRfBb0.dpuf

How do your programs or services help the community?

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LSS provides food directly to those who do not have enough food to eat.  Each client family may visit the pantry once a month to receive a three-day supply of food for each person in the household. They can also come back once a week for fresh fruit, vegetables and bread.


 
Program Descriptions 

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Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB): an internet-based program that helps in getting public benefits like food stamps and filing taxes.  That helps families save their money for things like rent and utilities.

The Choice Model: allows clients to pick their own foods. Since 2006, our pantries have been organized like supermarkets and families can choose foods they like to eat, based on USDA nutrition guidelines. This model is a self-esteem booster and prevents food waste.

Mobile Food Pantries: Our mobile pantries travel to smaller or rural areas and make receiving food easier for clients who live far away from any food pantry. 

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Lutheran Social Services Wishlist:


  • Cereal, hot or cold
  • Tuna, especially low-sodium
  • Peanut butter
  • Diapers, all sizes & baby wipes
  • Low-sodium, low sugar foods
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Coffee in small jars, or 1 or 2 lb. cans
  • Tea bags, individually wrapped or small boxes
  • Canned fruits/vegetables, especially low-sugar, low-sodium
  • Jelly or jam, especially low-sugar
  • Pasta or rice side-dishes
  • Soap, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo
  • more on our website

Name: Pamela Georgiana

Organization: LSS Food Pantries

Email: pgeorgiana@lssnetworkofhope.org

Work: 614-301-1791

Address:
500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd
Ste. 245
Columbus, Ohio 43085

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