Worthington Resource Pantry

Hands on Work 

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Schedule times to clean, stock shelves, and assist with other activities to support the Pantry. There are also opportunities to work in the Pantry’s garden (sponsored by Scott’s MiracleGro) and the Worthington Community Garden. Produce from these gardens provide healthy, delicious and nutritious food to our neighbors in need.

Who can help: Anyone!


Buy Extra for the Pantry

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Worthington Farmers Market shoppers can buy an extra item and donate it to the Pantry. You and your family can do the same on your shopping trips to the grocery store. You can drop off your food and personal care items at the Pantry or the following donation sites: Worthington Community Center, the Farmer’s Market, and all branches of the Worthington Library.

Who can help: Anyone!


Run a Collection Drive

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Food drive. Coordinate with family, friends, classmates, church or other groups to collect and donate food and personal care items needed by the Pantry.

 

Who can help: Anyone!


Organize a Fundraiser

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Contact us for ideas on how you can organize your own fundraiser to support the Pantry. Examples include the Zero Waste Cafeteria, donating excess milk, cheese and fruit from your school cafeteria, holding a Run/Walk, bake sale or car wash. Proceeds can include money, food, and/or personal items.

Who can help: Anyone!


Conduct an Advocacy/ Awareness Campaign

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Work with the pantry on developing materials for educating the public on our organization.  

Who can help: Anyone!


Contact Worthington Resource Pantry 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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We are a resource center that educates, feeds and comforts people who need a helping hand during rough economic times. We are committed to building a healthy Worthington. We engage our community by serving our neighbors, and providing them with opportunities to serve one another. We believe that connecting our neighbors with resources will enable them to find a pathway out of hardship and allow them to give back to the community.


 
What population do you serve? 

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Our neighbors who are in need located in the Worthington school district, including children, parents, single adults and senior citizens.



How many do you serve in a year? 

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More than 1,000 families.

What region or area do you provide services in?

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The Worthington School District including the following zip codes: 43016, 43065, 43081, 43085, 43229, and 43235


 
How and when did the organization get started? 
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In 2008, the need for a Worthington Food Pantry was identified and became a part of our community’s Food for Families program. By the following year, volunteers were handing out food boxes to 25 families a month from the basement of a building on the Methodist Children’s Home campus. Today we serve more than 1,000 families per year at our current location on the former Harding Hospital campus.



How many employees do you have? 

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We have 2 employees.



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

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The Worthington Resource Pantry has 430 volunteers helping us each year.

How do your programs or services help the community?

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We are committed to helping our neighbors and their families. We believe that connecting our neighbors with healthy food and resources will enable them to find a pathway out of hardship and allow them to give back to the community.


 
Program Descriptions 
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CHOICE Pantry: Each household can receive three days of food twice each calendar month. We offer a wide variety of personal items and nutritious food.

Resource Pantry: A place to meet with a trained Resource Counselor to the get help you may need, such as assistance for education, housing, clothing, utilities, medical, and transportation. Brochures and other information are available to take home.

Produce GiveawayFree fresh produce is available to all members of the community. This event is not zip coded restricted.

Worthington Resources Pantry’s Wishlist:


  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Canned Fruit
  • Diced Tomatoes 
  • Ready-to-Eat Canned Soups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Reams of Computer/Copier Paper
  • Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels)
  • Diapers

Name: Nick Linkenhoker

Title: Executive Director

Organization: Worthington Resource Pantry

Email: nick@worthingtonfoodpantry.org

Work: 614-985-1766

Address:
P.O Box 27
Worthington, OH 43085