We believe 2024 will be a year where we see a dramatic increase in the health and well-being of our pantry families. As we’re learned throughout the years, there is a direct correlation between the food we eat and our overall health and well-being. We also believe everyone deserves access to good and healthy food. In 2024, we want our pantry families to have access to as much fresh produce, meat and dairy, as they can. To assist us in these efforts, the Urban Mission received a grant of $42,000 from Trinity Health System to build upon our health and wellness initiatives within our food pantry. We also have the support of Mid-Ohio Food Collective in Columbus through the gift of free produce we receive each week.

How might you join us on our mission to encourage healthy lifestyles?

We’re always in need of funding to purchase food through our regional food bank. For every dollar we receive, we can purchase close to $10 worth of food!! We also love to have visitors in our pantry. If you can spend an hour or two helping us pass out information to our food pantry families, or offer a “sample” of a healthy food item, we’d love to have you join us!