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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for services?

The Food Pantry Network of Licking County serves qualifying residents in Licking County at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

What do I need to bring on my first visit?

Please bring a photo ID for each adult in the household and birth certificate for each child in the household. We also ask for a proof of residency. Examples of this include a utility bill, rental agreement, or medical bill.

How often can I visit the food pantry?

A household can visit each location once a week.

Where do I pick up food for my family?

The Network is made up of 2 FPN Markets, 19 food pantries and a weekly pop-up produce program.  Check our Get Food page for pantry hours and locations

If I don't have transportation, how can I get food?

You are welcome to send someone to pick up food for you and your family. They will need your information and a Proxy Form. Unfortunately, we do not offer food delivery service at this time. 

What holidays are you closed?

We are closed the day after Monday holidays and for inclement weather due to road conditions. Holidays are posted ahead of time; otherwise, we will be open. View our hours on our website.

Is it better to donate food or money to the food pantry?

We are grateful for all donations. However, if you can give monetarily, the Food Pantry Network of Licking County can purchase food at very low costs. For every $1 donated, we can purchase $11 worth of food! 

What kind of food do you need?

Kid-friendly snacks and easy-to-open containers. Some ideas include canned soups and stews, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, and macaroni and cheese.

I’m considering donating and want to know how my money will be used.

$.97 of every dollar donated goes towards programming to acquire and distribute food.

Are donations made to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County tax deductible?

Yes, Food Pantry Network of Licking County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations to us are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID Number is: 31-1028761. We suggest you speak to your tax advisor with specific questions.

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