Frequently Asked Questions
The Food Pantry Network of Licking County serves qualifying residents in Licking County at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Each qualifying household must provide a photo ID and proof of residency in Licking County.
Each qualifying household is allowed 15 visits per calendar year (includes one visit per month and three emergency visits). We also have weekly produce markets for fresh produce, an open pantry for emergencies, and a soup shelter offering three meals a day, seven days a week.
Food is distributed at 20 food pantries and weekly produce markets during the hours listed for each location.
We do not offer food delivery service.
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.
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!
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.
Anyone can show up and help volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday at the Produce Market. For a local pantry volunteering opportunity, we can help you find your nearest pantry. Event volunteers are needed. Group volunteer options are available on an as-needed basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about group volunteer options.
We have purchasing power like no other. Through a partnership with Mid-Ohio Food Collective, we can purchase food at $0.08 a pound. $.97 of every dollar donated goes towards programming to acquire and distribute food.
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.